When your home in Sevierville, TN, isn’t as comfortable as you’d like, the problem could be your old, inefficient HVAC system. A well-maintained furnace should last for about 15 years, and a properly maintained heat pump or air conditioning system should last for about 10 years, explains Energy Star. Use these guidelines to know when it’s time for a replacement.
Over the years, wear and tear will cause some parts of your HVAC system to fail. As the system gets older, more and more parts will malfunction or wear out. You might have to replace the capacitor or thermocouple one month only to have the blower motor go out the next month. When the HVAC system needs frequent repair or a repair that costs more than 30% of the price of a new system, it’s time for an HVAC installation.
Increasing Utility Bills
Look at your natural gas or electricity bill and compare this month’s bill to the same month of last year. Look at the average daily temperature for both years. If you haven’t changed your thermostat settings, but your home’s power usage has dramatically increased this year, an inefficient HVAC system could be the reason. You could save 30% or more by replacing your old, inefficient system with a new, high-efficiency one.
Poor Comfort Control
Older HVAC systems lose effectiveness at maintaining a comfortable indoor environment. You might notice a decrease in airflow. Some rooms in your home might feel too cold in the winter or too hot in the summer. Heat pumps and air conditioners may lose effectiveness at removing humidity from the air during the summertime. In the wintertime, the air may be too dry. If your home’s not comfortable, an HVAC replacement will help.
For more details on the best time to replace your HVAC system, take a look at LB Chase Mechanical’s HVAC installation services, or get in touch with us today.