What Signs Should I Look for When It’s Time to Replace My Existing Heating and Air Conditioning System?

Learn how maintenance agreements can give you a heads up as to when you need a new HVAC

Maintenance agreements do more than keep your equipment up and running. A factory-trained, NATE-certified technician knows when you’re better off replacing your system or having it repaired. Ensure your heating and cooling equipment lasts as long as possible and stays super-efficient by scheduling regular visits.

Step into the Cool Zone, and get a heads up whenever the following happens:

Your system is outdated.

With industry leaders like Lennox, Heil, Mitsubishi, and Fujitsu making advancements each season, it can be easy to fall behind. EnergyStar.org recommends that air conditioners be replaced in roughly 10 years, while furnaces, heat pumps, and water heaters have their own schedules. A certified technician can help you determine whether your equipment is significantly lacking in features and efficiency.

broken air conditioner

Your HVAC system is failing.

The lifespan of your equipment is determined by many factors, including brand, maintenance schedules, and the demands placed upon it by local weather and homeowner preferences. If your unit needs one repair after another or the parts are considerably worn, your technician may recommend replacing it versus heading into a flood of repairs.

Your replacement would qualify for major discounts.

Sometimes your existing HVAC system is still in good working condition but nearing the end of its life. If big discounts, grants, or tax credits come along that would shrink the cost of replacement, it’s often a good idea to tap into them while they’re around.

Regular maintenance visits help you keep a running dialog with your HVAC repair shop. This helps you stay abreast of the latest heating and cooling features, financing options, and the health of your unit. Stay comfortable, safe, and spend as little as possible in the process by enrolling in the Cool Zone.

It doesn’t matter what time of day it is, or even what day it is. When your AC unit needs repairs right now, then our emergency HVAC technicians are ready 24/7 to help. If you have an AC emergency that just can’t wait, then call us to get the best emergency service in South Carolina.


5636 Bush River Rd.
Columbia, SC 29212
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NC License – #32356

Phone: (803) 794-5526