Signs It’s Time For an HVAC Update

Published on: March 28, 2016
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Now that the Florida weather is warming up again, it’s time to plan for the year ahead, especially the heat of the summer. If you’re wondering whether it’s time for a new HVAC system, consider these five reasons to help you determine if an updated system is needed.


If your system is more than 10 years old, it may be time to think about getting an upgrade. In recent years, new technologies and more efficiency have led to advancements in HVAC systems. This means you’ll use less energy and have lower energy bills each month with a newer system for your home.

Run Time

When the weather is really cold or really hot, you expect your HVAC system to run more often, but sometimes it’s on much more than normal. A heater or air conditioner that runs all the time, or only shuts off for a few minutes before beginning again, isn’t working efficiently and may need to be updated and replaced.

Too Many Repairs

How often are you calling for repairs to your HVAC system? If it’s more than once or twice a year, it’s probably too often. What you spend on repairs may be better spent on a new system.

Too Cold or Too Warm

When the temperature dips or rises, your system turns on, but you still can’t get comfortable. Warm or cold spots in your home could be caused by a few problems. Your HVAC might not be the right size for your home, your duct work might need repositioning, or your system may need to be replaced.

Higher Energy Bills

You may not have noticed how often your HVAC runs during winter or summer or know how old it is, but you know your energy bills are higher and higher each month. Your HVAC system uses up much of your energy use each month and is often the culprit of higher costs.

If you think your HVAC system needs to be updated, an AC Southeast® authorized dealer can help you find the right system for your heating and cooling needs.