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Best Time for a New HVAC System | When to Replace AC or Furnace

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A heating and cooling system is an essential part of any home, providing comfort during the hottest summers and coldest winters. However, when it starts to malfunction or becomes outdated, it may be time for a replacement.

HVAC systems are a considerable investment. At The HVAC Cowboys, we make it our priority to help your existing heating and cooling systems last for as long as possible. As long as it’s safe and practical, we’ll help you maintain your existing heater and AC. When it’s time for a replacement, you can count on us to provide superior service and products.

Is It Time for a New HVAC System?

If your heating and cooling system is continually experiencing issues leading to repairs or is over 10-15 years old, it may be time to consider a replacement. Signs that your system may need to be replaced include:

  • Your repair costs are starting to increase
  • Your home cools or heats unevenly
  • You’re noticing a steady rise in energy consumption
  • Your system is becoming noisier or you’re noticing new smells
  • Your system is 15 years or older

Consult with a professional contractor from The HVAC Cowboys today to determine the best course of action for your home and family. We’ll work with you to meet your goals, needs, and budget.

Easy Financing Solutions

When is the best time to replace your AC or heater? Anytime, with financing options that allow you to buy today and pay over time. We offer financing options for the services our company will provide for your home. These are the benefits of financing through us:

  • Monthly payments to fit your budget
  • Special terms promotions available, ask for details
  • Online account management and bill payment options

Should I Replace the Furnace and AC Together or Separately?

If your furnace and air conditioner are both outdated or experiencing issues, it may be tempting to replace them at the same time. However, it’s not always necessary to do so. If one of the systems is still functioning well, it may be possible to wait a bit longer before replacing it.

Replacing both systems at the same time can have some advantages, such as increased energy efficiency and compatibility between the systems. However, this option will be more expensive upfront, and may not always be necessary. A professional HVAC contractor can help you determine the best course of action for your home.

Traditional Heating/Cooling System vs. Dual-Purpose Heat Pump

If you have a heat pump, your air conditioner and heater run on the same system. A traditional heating/cooling system consists of a furnace for heating and an air conditioner for cooling. A heat pump, on the other hand, does the job of both. It works by extracting heat from the air outside in the winter and bringing it inside and then reversing the process in the summer to cool the home. If you have a heat pump installed, you’ll be replacing the furnace and AC at the same time.

How Long Are HVAC Systems Supposed to Last?

The average lifespan of an air conditioner is around 10-15 years, while a furnace can last up to 20-30 years. A heat pump typically has a lifespan of around 15 years. However, proper maintenance and care can help extend the lifespan of these systems.

Replacing a heating and cooling system can be a significant investment for homeowners. Proper maintenance and care can significantly extend the lifespan of a new HVAC system. To help your new HVAC system last as long as possible, schedule regular maintenance and safety inspections twice yearly, and remember to change your filters every 1-3 months!