How Often Should You Replace Your HVAC System?

Your air conditioning system is aging and it's time to consider replacing it. According to the Department of Energy, the recommended lifespan of an HVAC system is 10 years for maximum efficiency. However, newer units can last up to 15 years, so it's important to check when yours was installed and ask a professional how long it should last. The size of the unit does not affect the lifespan of the air conditioner, unless it is not suitable size for your home.

For example, if you have a small 1.5 ton air conditioner trying to cool a house that actually needs a 5 ton air conditioner, the unit will break down much faster from overuse than a suitably sized (but more expensive) unit. The only way to know for sure if your heating, ventilation and air conditioning system is underperforming or if it is overworked is through a professional energy audit or an inspection by an HVAC technician. If your HVAC system is more than 10 years old, it's time to plan for major system repairs or replacements. What most homeowners don't know is that they don't even have to pay an initial cost for a completely new air conditioning system with Sealed.

Many utility companies offer discounts on HVAC systems when you're ready to upgrade your HVAC system to a model that saves energy. In addition to making costly repairs in the future for faulty or poorly installed equipment, your HVAC system can filter carbon monoxide or other toxins that expire in your home. Beyond safety considerations, HVAC professionals can purchase units directly from manufacturers and quickly install them following protocols suitable.

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