Although we would all like our furnaces, boilers and other costly hvac equipment to last forever, the truth is, it will eventually need to be replaced. The Department of Energy recommends replacing your hvac system after 10 years for maximum efficiency, but “if it’s not broken, why fix it”? Read Jay Moody HVAC’s (5) reasons you may want to consider replacing your system and how to get more information on the most cost effective, energy efficient systems available to fit your needs.
1. Repairs on Your System Begin to Add Up
While regular preventative maintenance goes a long way in preserving your systems, inevitably equipment breaks down and parts need to be replaced. A sign that annual cleanings are not enough and a system is better off being replaced, is when it feels like you have a stream of never-ending repairs. It may be time to stop wasting money on failing equipment and replace it.
2. Your Heating System is Old
Even if your system appears to be working properly, parts for older models may be difficult to obtain in a timely manner. With today’s supply chain issues, it is best to insure your system is in good, working order and will not need replacement parts prior to the heating/cooling season. Equipment using R-22 refrigerant, for example, may no longer be repairable as the production of R-22 was phased out in 2020.
3. High Utility Costs & Health Risks
High utility bills can be a sign of an inefficient heating/cooling system. If your system is broken, older, or isn’t designed to support your home’s specific heating needs, more energy is used in an attempt to produce the right amount of heat.
The cost of an inefficient system is more than just increased utility bills. One of the critical roles of your HVAC unit is to maintain a healthy indoor environment. EPA studies indicate indoor air can be deadlier than outdoor air because of the high presence of pollutants such as asbestos, carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, radon gas, lead, formaldehyde, and mold.
Pollutants can lead to respiratory issues, fatigue and certain cancers. When your home’s HVAC unit is inefficient, your family is at risk of these health problems and increased medical bills.
4. Your Heating System Doesn’t Meet Your Home’s Needs
Age, repairs, and utility bills are not the only factors you should be considering when looking to upgrade your hvac equipment…
Ask yourself how comfortable your current system makes your home. Are some rooms in your home too hot or too cold? Is your air quality poor? Inefficient or improperly working systems may not be able to filter out dust and odors or reduce home humidity. If your filters are not clogged, this is a sign your unit may need to be upgraded or replaced for better indoor air quality. Unbalanced heating/cooling is a sign your system is no long operating efficiently.
5. Your HVAC System Was Not Sized Correctly
Many of our customers come to Jay Moody HVAC confused about why their relatively new system doesn’t work as well as they had hoped. The problem? The previous installer failed to account for the unique needs of the customer’s home and how the system’s operation must work with Massachusetts weather. Owner, Leo Sharkey and his son, Paul, both rely on their engineering degrees to design properly sized systems for client homes, completing manual-j calculations for every proposal.
If you are a Massachusetts resident, now is the time to upgrade. MassSave incentives include 0% financing for 7 years up to $25,000 and rebates up to $10,000. Jay Moody HVAC will even file the paperwork on your behalf.
“Jay Moody delivered me the most aesthetically pleasing and efficient system of any other company I spoke to”
-David L. , West Boylston