Heat and humidity aren’t strangers to residents around Hampstead, NC. Unfortunately, HVAC systems tend to fail when heat and humidity are at their worst. Rather than waiting for an emergency, heed these five signs you may need a new HVAC system:

HVAC System is Past Its Prime

The average HVAC system lasts for 10-15 years with proper maintenance. If your system is past that point, you’re living on borrowed time. Consider planning your replacement now to avoid facing it as an unplanned emergency.

Catastrophic Failures

Your system has several critical components that are expensive to repair or replace when they fail. These components include your evaporator coil, condensing coil and compressor. Catastrophic AC repairs are costly enough to consider the benefit of replacing your entire system.

Rising Repair Bills

Rising repair bills are always a concern for your HVAC unit. However, there’s a formula you can use to determine if they warrant a replacement.

Simply multiply the cost of the needed repairs by the age of your system. If the product is greater than half the cost of a replacement, it’s better to get a new one.

Higher Energy Costs

Your utility costs are variable based on the cost of energy plus the outside temperature. Looking over several months, see if the energy costs are creeping beyond this slight fluctuation. Consult with an HVAC service technician to evaluate possible causes and whether they warrant a new system.

Planning to Move

If selling your home is in the near future, consider upgrading your HVAC system. One factor for many potential buyers is major repairs on the horizon. HVAC system upgrades yield about a 71% return on investment.

Don’t wait until your system fails completely and you’re left in a potentially dangerous situation. Call Gideon Heating & Air Conditioning to schedule your new HVAC installation consultation today.

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