Keeping your HVAC system in good condition through regular maintenance is crucial to indoor comfort and air quality in your home. If your current unit is not functioning as it used to, it’s time to consider a replacement. Most HVAC units last for 10 to 20 years until they need an upgrade. Investing in newer models can also reduce your monthly energy bills as they run more efficiently than older units.
Air Products & Services, known for residential and commercial AC maintenance services, discusses why you should never delay replacing your HVAC system.
Save on Energy Expenses
Over time, HVAC units lose their efficiency. Even if you regularly maintain yours or keep up with annual tune-ups, it will never be as efficient as it was when you first used it. As your equipment becomes less efficient, you may notice an increase in your energy bills. If there is damage to your unit such as a leak or a malfunction in one of its components, it can also cause the unit to work harder to achieve your desired indoor temperature. This can eventually cause an increase in your energy bill. An aging HVAC system, therefore, must be replaced as soon as possible. Newer and more efficient equipment can help you cut down on your expenses every month and provide improved comfort.
Avoid Defects and Damage
Your residential AC and heating system play a major role in your indoor air quality. A poorly functioning unit may be unable to eliminate indoor contaminants, which can potentially put your family members at risk of asthma or allergies. Not only that, but defective equipment can become an unnecessary safety hazard. For instance, a cracked heat exchanger could cause carbon monoxide, an odorless, colorless gas, to leak and find its way indoors. If you think your current unit is experiencing issues, it’s best to contact a professional HVAC technician who can determine whether you need a replacement.
Consider Energy Efficiency
In 2020, the US Environmental Protection Agency phased out the use of R-22 or Freon™ because of its toxic effects on the ozone layer. If your air conditioning unit runs on this type of refrigerant, it may be time to shop for a replacement. Newer units have environmentally friendly refrigerants, particularly R410A. It allows for higher seasonal energy efficiency rating (SEER) on HVAC units, as well as better indoor air quality and comfort.
Are you ready for your new heating or air conditioning installation? Get in touch with Air Products & Services. Our expert technicians are committed to helping you with this project. Give us a call at (818) 989-2030, or fill out our online contact form to request a quote. We look forward to serving residents in Tarzana and the surrounding CA areas.