With springtime in full swing and summer quickly approaching in Porterville, CA, you must have an HVAC system that can keep up with the increased demand. While you may want to put off a new system installation for as long as possible, there’ll inevitably come a time where you have to install a new HVAC system in your home. If you start noticing any of the following warning signs, it may be time to prepare yourself for a new system installation.

Sudden Spike in Utility Bills

As HVAC systems age, they simply cannot operate as efficiently as you expect them to. If you start noticing that your monthly utility bills are constantly rising, it could be a sign that your system is struggling to keep up. While you may want to try to save money by delaying a new system installation, you may be wasting money on inefficient heating and cooling.

Age Is More Than a Number

Speaking of your system’s age, older systems are simply not as efficient as newer models. Newer systems come with an Energy-Star rating which ensures that they meet certain efficiency requirements. If your system is older than 10 years old, it probably doesn’t have one of these ratings meaning it may not be as efficient as a new one.

More Frequent Repairs

While our service technicians certainly don’t mind coming to your home to work on your system, if you start requiring our services more frequently, it may be time to consider installing a new system. Generally speaking, if you are spending more than half the cost of a new system on repairs, it’s probably best to consider purchasing an entirely new system.

If you’re unsure about whether you need a new system, let one of our service techs come to your home to evaluate your current system. Call ZONE Air & Heating Inc. today to find out about new system installations, maintenance visits, repairs, and a host of other services.

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