Even when the weather outside is perfect and you can't imagine being uncomfortable, you know that the cold of winter or the heat of summer is approaching, and it will come sooner rather than later. You don't want to put off upgrading your HVAC system until you realize the time has sneaked up on you and now you can't imagine feeling comfortable. Here are some things to consider when it comes to knowing you should have your HVAC system replaced.
Is your system more than 10 years old?
If your system is more than 10 years old, then it's outdated by today's standards. Even if the system seems to still work as it should, so much has changed with recent technology regarding energy efficiency and 'smart' technology. Updating your system can end up saving you a ton of money on your monthly bills and be even more convenient to run.
Does your current system leave you wanting?
If your current system doesn't heat and/or cool your home in a way you are pleased with, then you may want to have it replaced. However, if the reason for the problem is due to the type of home HVAC system you have, then it may even be time to look into your different options with regards to going with an entirely different type of system. For example, if you have independent baseboard heaters, but you with the entire home would be kept at the same temperature, then you may want to switch to a central HVAC system.
Is your home weatherized properly?
Before you jump to purchase a new HVAC system, you should make sure your home is properly weatherized. You should have double pane windows, weather stripping that's in good condition and no leaking areas anywhere in the house. If this isn't the case, then until you know your home isn't letting a lot of hot or cold air inside through problem areas, you won't know the truth on how your current HVAC system really works or doesn't work.
Does your system seem to need repairs often?
If your HVAC system seems to need repairs often then you may do best by having it replaced. A properly functioning HVAC system may need a surprise repair once or twice, but you shouldn't find that it needs to have something fixed on an almost regular basis. If this has been the case recently, you should think about just replacing the system.