How do you know when it’s time to upgrade your HVAC system?
With proper care and maintenance, your HVAC system can last 10-15 years. But eventually, even the best-maintained systems need replacing. As your system ages, you may start seeing signs of wear. When you’re freezing your toes off in one room and sweating in another, it’s worth taking a closer look at your heating and cooling systems.
If you’re wondering if your HVAC needs attention, ask yourself the following questions.
- Is your boiler or furnace more than 15 years old?
- Is your air pump or air conditioner more than 10 years old?
- Are some rooms in your house too hot or too cold?
- Does your HVAC system need frequent repairs?
- Are your energy bills getting higher?
- Does your HVAC system run a lot during the day?
- Are you having dust or humidity problems?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, it may be time to give your HVAC system an upgrade. HVAC, or heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, is a complex system with many interconnected parts. When something goes wrong with one element, the others often suffer.
Just like caring for your own health, addressing HVAC issues sooner rather than later makes things much easier. So don’t wait until your HVAC gives out entirely—if you think something isn’t right, let us give your system a checkup.
Where to Begin When Assessing your HVAC System
Getting a checkup is always a good way to start. Taking a thorough inventory of your system before jumping into an upgrade gives you a clearer picture of the problems and can help eliminate any other factors that could be causing poor performance.
Your system is more than just a furnace and an A/C. Those two are the star players, but a whole team of supporting members works together to help them shine.
Before you start an upgrade, talk with your HVAC technician about these important systems.
The ductwork in your home does for your HVAC what your veins do for your body: they move hot and cold air through the rooms in your home. Leaky ducts create imbalances in temperature. Major leaks can also cause problems with dust or humidity levels.
Hot or cold air won’t do much to keep you comfortable if your insulation lets it out. Improper insulation can be another source of poor HVAC performance. This can mean a hotter house in the summer and colder rooms in the winter—and a higher energy bill whatever the season.
Your thermostat tells the rest of your HVAC system what to do. Make sure your thermostat is properly tuned to give you optimal results. If your home is empty part of the day, consider investing in a programmable thermostat. This allows you to set the temperature for energy-efficient performance while you’re away and automatically changes it to a comfortable level before you get home.
So you need an HVAC upgrade—what’s next?
Once you’ve ruled out other potential issues, you may find it’s time to upgrade your HVAC system. Don’t panic! When you work with us, the process is smoother and simpler than you might think.
We’ll talk with you and learn more about your home and your needs to figure out your best options. In many cases, we’ll recommend upgrading both your heating and cooling systems together. Doing so can save you time, money, and stress in the long run.
6 Advantages of Upgrading Your Heating and Cooling Systems Together
Sometimes, doing things together isn’t a big deal—like waiting to buy more jelly until you run out of peanut butter. But with HVAC systems, timing matters. Unless you replaced your heating or cooling very recently, doing an upgrade at the same time is often a smart move. Here’s why.
1. You save money.
Combining your HVAC upgrade is easier on your wallet. First, most HVAC companies offer a great discount when you replace your heating and cooling units together. Second, you won’t be trying to repair parts of an outdated system so it can keep up with newer elements.
And upgrading both sides of your HVAC lets you reap the benefits of energy-efficient temperatures in winter, summer, and everything in between.
2. One company handles the upgrade from start to finish.
Bountiful HVAC is a full-service HVAC tech. We can take you from the initial consultation all the way to the moment when you switch your new system on. And once we’re finished, we’re always ready to help with your ongoing maintenance needs.
This means you won’t have to worry about your home’s comfort being passed off from a company to a sub-contractor to a consultant and back again. You get a lower bill, less stress, and a consistent quality of work throughout the project.
3. You only have to go through the process once.
We’re committed to causing as little disruption to you as possible. Still, an HVAC upgrade does involve some work on your home and some time without heating or cooling in the meantime. Taking care of your whole system at once means you won’t have to repeat the process a few months later if the other side gives out.
4. Your HVAC company can take a holistic approach to your home’s temperature control.
When you upgrade your heating and cooling systems together, your HVAC tech can take a look at your home as a whole to give you the best results. Since your system is made up of interrelated parts, assessing it as a whole can make the upgrade more effective. From your thermostat to your boiler size, your HVAC tech can fine-tune each part to your individual needs.
5. You have greater peace of mind.
Knowing your home is taken care of takes a load off your shoulders. Especially when the weather outside is more frightful than delightful. You can rest assured knowing what work you’ve done on your HVAC system and when. You’ll know what each piece contributes and how to maintain it. And you’ll know you have knowledgeable technicians on-call for your future needs.
6. You can consult an expert on your needs and questions.
Each of our technicians is fully qualified and always happy to answer your questions. If you don’t have any other questions, here are a few things to discuss with your tech:
- Home needs—what size and type of system is best for your home? A unit that is too large or small will decrease efficiency and performance.
- Warranty—what’s covered under the warranty and when should you contact us for repairs?
- Maintenance—how can you best take care of your new system to give it the longest life possible?
Home Sweet Home
Imagine yourself curled up in the middle of the snowstorm. You’re settled in with your favorite book, watching snowflakes drift down outside your window. It’s cold outside, but you’re cozy as can be. There’s no unpleasant draft or overactive heater to worry about.
Now picture a sweltering summer day. You’ve just finished the yard work and you step inside to a wave of cool air. And it’s not just one room that’s cool—your whole house is a consistent, refreshing temperature.
In our hometown in Davis County, we experience both blizzards and blazing summer days, so we know how important it is to have a comfortable place to come home to. We want to keep your home pleasant whatever the weather. Letting us assess your HVAC is a simple first step toward a cozier home tomorrow.
So don’t wait—call or text us at 801-755-2335 to schedule a checkup for your HVAC system. We accept calls or texts 24/7 and serve the Wasatch Front and Park City areas.