Is Your Home’s HVAC Working at Its Peak Performance?

Is your HVAC working at peak performance? Or is that furnace or air conditioner in a state of decline and no longer meeting criteria for efficient, effective heating or cooling? An HVAC system maintained properly and operated according to the manufacturer’s instructions should keep your house comfortable and operating costs affordable with few surprises or unexplained irregularities. On the other hand, however, wear and tear and the simple passage of time do eventually take their toll, and certain issues may arise. Some signs of your HVAC working below specs and failing to meet expectations include:

Declining performance.

If an aging furnace or air conditioner simply doesn’t keep your home comfortably warm or cool anymore and there are no other apparent issues elsewhere in the system, this may be a sign to start planning for replacement of the unit. The good news is that you’ll now have units that are more energy-efficient and which offer more convenience options than your existing furnace or AC.

Increased operating costs.

While local energy costs do vary, an HVAC working properly should not cause sudden spikes in your monthly heating or cooling bills. Steadily rising heating or cooling costs with no other explanation usually means that major system components are affected by wear and tear. Often, bearing the cost of frequent repairs on older units is not the best option, meaning replacement is a better option from a financial standpoint.

Frequent repairs.

The average expected service life of a central AC is up to 15 years, with a residential gas furnace lasting around 20 years. An HVAC working effectively and efficiently should not require too many service calls other than annual preventative maintenance. Studies show that a furnace or air conditioner typically requires the most repairs during the last two years of its life expectancy. So, if you’re having to call for professional service more often lately, the unit may well be approaching the end of its effective service life.

Having doubts about your HVAC working effectively and efficiently? Contact Paitson Bros. for a professional opinion. We’ve been Terre Haute’s leading source for trusted HVAC advice since 1922.

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