Are you thinking about replacing your HVAC system within the next few years? Heating systems used throughout Arlington, VA are designed to provide homeowners with approximately 15 to 20 years of use, but there is some variation in this. If you have reached the end of this period of time (or nearing twenty years), you should start considering having your unit replaced.
There are some key benefits associated with having your heating system replaced before your current heating system gives way. A closer look at the benefits may reveal if now is the right time for you to make this upgrade for your home.
As heating systems in Arlington get older, they are more likely to develop repair issues. In fact, many people will make the decision to upgrade when they no longer find it beneficial to pay for expensive repairs on a system that is barely limping along. If you find that your system needs repairs every year or more frequently, it may be worthwhile to purchase a new system that is under a manufacturer’s warranty. The cost of frequent repairs can easily surpass the cost of purchasing a unit and having it installed in your home.
The energy consumption of a HVAC unit is determined by the unit’s SEER rating. Units with a higher score are more energy-efficient, resulting in lower energy bills. In fact, the amount of money you save on your energy bills may eventually cover the entire cost of your brand new HVAC unit.
Recently, the government has increased the minimum SEER rating for residential HVAC units, and this means that many models sold today are far more energy-efficient than the older model that may be in your home right now. If your system is more than five or ten years old, there is a good chance that you can save money on heating costs by making an upgrade now.
If you are planning to replace your HVAC system, it’s better to do so sooner rather than later. Contact a respected HVAC company, such as Metcalfe Heating and Air Conditioning, if you would like to know more about the benefits of replacing your existing HVAC system.
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