Usually, with proper care, including duct replacement and air vent cleaning, a unit should last about a decade. Most major manufacturers say that your unit could last up to 13 years, but that isn’t always the case. Typically, around eight years of use, an HVAC system will start to deteriorate.

You may encounter repairs like compressor replacement, evaporator/condenser coil replacement blower replacement. These are normal, but they start to add up.

So, when these repairs are happening more and more often, it’s time to weigh your options. Evaluate the costs of an aging HVAC system.

  • Energy Deficiency – Does your unit keep out the Texas heat like it used to? Do you find yourself turning the temperature lower and lower to keep things cool? You may even begin to see an increased electricity bill. When the unit is doing more work, it’s going to need more energy, which means more money from you. New units are likely to be more energy-efficient, cutting monthly electric costs.
  • Frequent Repair – Do a little mental calculation. Constant repair may end up costing you more than a new unit would, in the long run. Some repairs are understandable and expected, but when they are happening more and more often, it is probably time to move on to a new HVAC.

No one wants to replace their HVAC sooner than necessary, so with a little care, you can make yours live up to its full potential. Here are some tips for getting your money’s worth out of any HVAC unit.

  • Keep it maintained – Be vigilant about the proper maintenance of your unit. This doesn’t mean just replacing parts when needed. Preventative measures, like duct replacement, duct cleaning, and cleaning air vents and return vents, will keep the airways open and your unit won’t have to work as hard to keep cool in Dallas. This may also include a preventative maintenance program, to keep a professional eye on your unit.
  • Proper installation – If your unit just isn’t quite working right, you may not have to make any repair. It may just be improper installation. Making sure your unit installation is up to par will save you both time and money on unnecessary repairs.

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