With summer now getting closer and closer, it is important that you ensure that your home’s air conditioner is up to the task of keeping you and your family comfortable in the weeks to come. However, if your HVAC system has been showing signs of aging, you may be wondering whether it is time to consider a Summer HVAC replacement. How will you know when it is time to invest in a new HVAC system? Here are a few signs that you can look out for indicating that your aging air conditioner may be in need of replacement.
Your System Cycles Frequently
When it is functioning properly, your home’s air conditioner should cycle on and off periodically in order to maintain a stable temperature in your home. However, as your system ages, it may have a harder time cooling your home, and you may notice that it cycles on and off more frequently. This is a clear sign that your HVAC system is aging and will likely need to be replaced soon. Alternatively, if your system cycles on and off rapidly without ever seeming to truly cool your home, this may simply indicate that your air conditioner or thermostat are in need of repairs.
A clear sign that your air conditioner is nearing the end of its lifespan is if it has required frequent repairs. While regular maintenance, and occasional repairs, are to be expected, you shouldn’t have multiple, costly repairs come up in the same year. If you are encountering issues with your HVAC system for the second or third time this year, it may be time to consider whether it makes sense to continue putting money into a failing system. Having your air conditioner placed will likely save you money in the long run.
You Are Planning to Sell Soon
Are you planning on selling your home in the next year or two? If you are and your HVAC system is showing signs of aging, it will likely be in your best interests to have it replaced. Prospective buyers know that replacing an HVAC system represents a major investment, and seeing an outdated system may be a potential turn-off for them. Replacing your HVAC system will then likely make your home easier to sell while increasing its resale value.