How do you know if you need a new air conditioner or heating system? Elite Climate Control can offer advice for those living in the High Desert area. Here are several important signs to watch for.
Your System is More than 10 Years Old
HVAC units have varying lifespans, but generally speaking, if your system is older than ten years, then you should get it checked out. Some units tend to wear out after a decade of use, and it may be time to replace them before they break down completely. Other units – based on the type of HVAC tech you use and the brand – may be able to last much longer without a drop in quality. Look up your model and the recommendations for replacement, and when in doubt ask a local technician to come out and take a look before providing you with some advice.
You Renovated Your Home
Often home renovations include changes to the space inside your house – typically increasing it. Space is often measured in cubit feet of air when it comes to heating and cooling, and notable changes in the cubic feet of air in your home can have a big impact on your system. Units are typically designed to work within a specific range of cubic feet. If your high desert home has expanded, your old system may not be able to keep up.
Your System is Sluggish or Operating Poorly
If your air conditioner takes a lot longer to heat your house than it used to, it may be time to consider a new unit. Call in a professional to look for any obvious problems and judge the general wear and tear of the system. If your electricity bill has been edging up in recent months compared to where it usually is this time of year, you may want to consider a new HVAC system that’s not worn out.
Much Higher Efficiency Models Are Available
HVAC systems are usually rated by efficiency, or how well they turn energy into temperature changes. Certain types of systems – like heat pumps – tend to have higher efficiency ratings than other systems. Also, newer models tend to have higher efficiency ratings simply because they are built with newer tech and advanced processes. If a newer HVAC model can give you a notable boost in efficiency, you may be able to recoup the costs of a new purchase in a couple years, making a system upgrade an attractive possibility.
You Are Missing Out On New Advantages
A simple upgrade – not necessarily a new unit – can offer you the latest tech and features, including smart monitoring of your system, smart thermostats that can learn your habits, and many other options to save money and operate your system remotely! Contact the experts at Elite Climate Control today!