If your existing HVAC system is no longer keeping your indoor air quality at an acceptable level, it may be time to invest in a new HVAC system. If you answer yes to any of these questions, it’s probably time to say yes to a new heating and cooling system from Custom Aire.

Is the system over 10 years old?

Over the past decade, HVAC units have become increasingly energy-efficient. And if your current system is over 10 years old, there’s a chance you’re missing out on significant savings on your monthly energy bill. Look for ENERGY STAR-rated products for superior energy efficiency. Plus, many new systems are available with digital thermostats, rather than analog, for precise temperature control and the ability to integrate with smart home systems.

Does your unit use R-22?

After January 1, 2020, R-22 will no longer be produced or imported to the U.S., as it’s known to worsen ozone depletion. That means if you have an AC unit or heat pump that currently uses this type of refrigerant – those typically installed before 2010 – you’ll want to consider upgrading to a new unit that uses the safer R-410A. Otherwise, you’ll just be buying time, as your HVAC contractor won’t have the refrigerant needed to repair your AC unit.

Did an expensive component break?

When certain vital components malfunction – like the primary motor, compressor or coil – it might make more financial sense to replace the entire unit instead of trying to repair it. Certain parts come at a hefty price tag, especially if you have an older unit with hard-to-find components. Sometimes, it’s more cost-effective to replace your system with energy-efficient products than to keep repairing an energy-guzzling unit.

Is your existing HVAC improperly installed?

DIY is great for many things, but HVAC is not one of them. If your current heating and cooling system was incorrectly installed, you definitely should consider investing in a new one and having it installed by certified technicians. Faulty wiring, improperly sized AC units and furnaces and other issues can lead to serious problems down the road.

If you note any of the above-mentioned issues, schedule an appointment with the team at Custom Aire. We serve customers in Philadelphia and Bucks and Montgomery Counties, as well as certain areas in New Jersey.