HVAC systems last for years, with some models even claiming to be capable of functioning for two decades or more. Still, the time will come when you’re going to have to replace your HVAC unit, even when it seems to be working just fine.
You might feel a sense of pride about having an air conditioner that can still cool your home, but you need to keep in mind that old ACs tend to be less efficient than newer models. Their SEER ratings are lower, and a lower SEER on your HVAC unit means you’ll be paying more for its energy use.
Your old AC may be working just fine, but if it’s getting louder than usual or making strange noises you’ve never heard before there is something wrong somewhere.
One noise you wouldn’t want to hear would be hissing because that’s a clear indicator of a refrigerant leak, which is dangerous. Once you confirm the leak, you should consider upgrading to a new HVAC system rather than settling for a band-aid solution to the problem. Old HVAC systems also become more prone to breakdowns, and frequent breakdowns lead to costly repairs.
If the repairs are becoming more and more frequent and are burning holes in your pocket, you might as well replace your old HVAC unit with a new one. After all, the difference between a new unit’s price tag and the ever-growing costs of repairing the old one wouldn’t be so big anyway.
There are many benefits to upgrading your home’s HVAC system that you can’t ignore. Check out the infographic below to find out what new AC unit installations can do for you.