Many of us have been there… our air conditioner or heater is routinely having performance issues, making foreign noises, or sending the energy bill through the roof each month. Service visits from an experienced technician can resolve most problems, but this can be costly over time and it is difficult to tell how long it will be until an entirely new issue arises due to the age of the system. If you’re dealing with an older system, a replacement may be the most effective and financially sound decision you can make.

How do I know when it’s time?

As a rule of thumb, air conditioners, furnaces, boilers and heat pumps have a life span of about 12 years. After that, the range of benefits you receive from replacing your system generally outweigh the cost and convenience of keeping your existing system. These benefits include reduced repair costs, increased energy efficiency and improved technology. The government strongly suggests that equipment should be replaced after 15 years at a maximum in order to stay up to date with these benefits.

If your system isn’t very old and is still giving you issues, chances are a visit from an experienced HVAC technician is exactly what you need. However, keep in mind that performing service on equipment requires a great deal of technical knowledge. Allowing the “handy man down the street” to get your system up and running can sometimes lead to costly issues down the road if their methods are not technically sound. It is advised that you find a company that you love who can consistently service your system and gather a full understanding of your unique situation. If you’re hoping to avoid the expensive repairs before they occur, ask about our routine maintenance programs which help to increase the life of your system and keep it running as efficiently as possible.

If you’re looking into a new system or want to make sure your air conditioner or furnace is on track for a long lifetime of efficient operation and outstanding performance, call the professionals at ControlAir Systems at (781) 286-0930. We will get an experienced HVAC technician to your home or commercial space quickly, on-time, and ready to find a custom solution for you.