Your HVAC system is crucial for your daily comfort. A well maintained HVAC system, with yearly inspections and regular filter changes, can last up to 10 or 15 years.
How do I know if I need repairs for my unit or if I need a replacement?
How old is your system? The most common reason for a new unit is age. The older your sytem gets the less efficient it is and it will continue to loose energy efficiency over time.
Pay attention to how often it needs repairs. Once a year isn’t quite indicative of the need for replacement yet, but it certainly means you could be getting close to the time to replace it. Getting a new system can actually save you money in the long run on energy costs and repairs.
Replacing an old system can also have unseen benefits, including improved air quality and reduced carbon emissions.
How stable are the temperatures in your home? This isn’t always directly related to needing a new system, but combine this with age and you could be looking for a new one soon.
Temperature inconsistencies also can be the result of leaky ductwork or poor insulation. Contact someone in our office today and we can have one of our service technicians diagnose the problem for you.
When a unit gets older it preforms less and less efficiently. One thing to pay attention to is the humidity level in your home. A system that is aging won’t dehumidify as well as it should.
The certified technicians at Alkota Plumbing and Heating can help diagnose any problems you are having and let you know whether or not the problems you are having mean you need a new HVAC system.
If you are in one of the following communities please call us at 907-332-5325 or call us if you aren’t sure if your city is within our service area. You can check our zip codes page as well.
We proudly serve Anchorage, Eagle River, Chugiak, Wasilla, Girdwood.