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When Should You Replace Your HVAC System? Tips from Energy Star.

Not Sure What to do With Your HVAC System?

Certain signs can indicate that you should start to consider replacing heating and cooling equipment. Replacing, improving and upgrading your home’s HVAC equipment can drastically aid the performance of your overall system and lower your monthly utility costs!

If you are concerned with any of the points expressed below it may be time to call your trusted ServiceMark team to help you make a change – 1-800-474-5200.

  1. Your heat pump or air conditioner is more than 10 years old.

Consider replacing it with a unit that has earned the ENERGY STAR label. Installed correctly, these high-efficiency units can save up to 20 percent or more on annual heating and cooling costs.

  1. Your furnace or boiler is more than 15 years old.

Consider replacing with an ENERGY STAR qualified furnace, which is 15% more efficient than a conventional furnace. If you have a boiler, consider replacing with an ENERGY STAR qualified boiler that is 5% more efficient than a new, standard model.

Old, rusty, broken boiler

  1. Your equipment needs frequent repairs and your energy bills are going up.

Your cooling or heating equipment may have become less efficient and warrant an increasing number of emergency repair service calls.

  1. Some rooms in your home are too hot or too cold.

Improper equipment operation, such as poor humidity control, duct problems or inadequate insulation could be the cause.

  1. No one is home for long periods of the day and you do not have a programmable thermostat.

Install a programmable thermostat or have a good contractor install one and instruct you on its use — to start saving energy and money while they’re away or sleeping.

  1. Your home has humidity problems.

Poor equipment operation, inadequate equipment, and leaky ductwork can cause the air to be too dry in the winter or too humid in the summer.

Close-up view of corner of window with moisture from humidity

  1. Your home has excessive dust.

Leaky ducts can pull particles and air from attics, crawl spaces and basements and distribute them throughout your house. Sealing your ducts may be a solution.

  1. Your heating or cooling system is noisy.

You could have an undersized duct system or a problem with the indoor coil of your cooling equipment.

Any of these situations listed above could warrant a call to ServiceMark Heating Cooling & Plumbing who will guide you through a proper decision-making process and point out, not only costs involved in equipment replacement but also the savings that can be achieved in both added operation efficiency AND all available manufacturer and utility rebates.

Call ServiceMark to schedule a NO COST in-home survey and design and new home comfort system that’s right for your particular needs.

Thank you to our friends at Energy Star for the valuable information above – the EPA program that guides consumers into smart HVAC replacement/upgrade decisions. To learn more about the popular Energy Star program please click here.

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