How Do I Know When I Need to Upgrade My HVAC System?

How Do I Know When I Need to Upgrade My HVAC System?

Your home’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system (HVAC) works hard for you year-round, offering cool air in the summertime, hot air in the wintertime, and may even be responsible for providing hot water, too. When something is amiss and your HVAC system is functioning below standard, you may be wasting energy and money. While repairs and HVAC maintenance can help, there’s only so much that can be done before it’s time to totally upgrade. Here are some signs that it’s time to replace your HVAC system

It’s Been a Decade or More

When was your HVAC system, or important elements of your system–like your furnace–installed? If it’s been more than a decade and you’re encountering problems, it might be better to replace your system now rather than to spend money on repairs today, only to have to inevitably replace the system tomorrow.

Repairs Are Expensive

Another sign that it may be time to upgrade your HVAC system is in the event that the repairs for your current system are half the cost–or greater–of purchasing a new appliance. When repairs start to move into the hundreds or thousands of dollars, talk about your options with a professional.

Quality Is Clearly Decreasing

There are a number of signs to look for that are indicative of an HVAC system that’s not up to par. These include:

  • More dust in your home (even when you’re changing the filter regularly);
  • Temperature fluctuations (not being able to maintain a temperature that’s comfortable); and
  • Increased energy bills even though you’re not turning the temperature up or down.

How Our Team Can Help

No one wants to spend money on a new HVAC system, especially when finances are already tight. If you are encountering an HVAC system issue, our team at Van Drunen Heating & Conditioning can help. Before we even think about a system upgrade or replacement, we will inspect the system to identify the problem area and inform you regarding your repair options. We also provide comprehensive HVAC maintenance services, too.

Get in Touch with Us Today

Serving customers throughout Illinois and Indiana for 50 years, our team at Van Drunen Heating & Air Conditioning is skilled, passionate, and dedicated to the customer experience. We offer competitive pricing, and always take your budget and needs into consideration. To schedule a repair or get a free estimate, please call us at 708-339-6444 or send us a message today. We look forward to serving you!

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