If you live in an older home or if you are tired of making constant repairs to your air conditioning unit then you’ve probably wondered what it would take to replace your entire HVAC system. Replacing the HVAC unit in your home might be one of the most complex processes you can endure as a homeowner, but there are definite advantages if you want to improve your air quality and energy efficiency. So what are some of the key considerations that you should on your mind as a homeowner? When to Replace You should consider a new system if your HVAC is more than 15 years old, uses an unusually high amount of energy or is in need of repairs constantly and consistently. Depending on your split-system central A/C or heat pump’s age and condition, you might have the option of just replacing one of the main components. This can save you money as long as the components are a perfect match, which your friends at Spencer can verify for you. If they’re not a good match, you could experience less comfort and higher energy bills, plus you’ll likely have to pay for an expensive retrofit so the new component will work with the old one. Choosing the Right System Size If you opt for a complete system replacement you will want to choose a new system which is the proper size for your home. Contrary to popular belief, not all air conditioning systems are created equal! We can help you evaluate your home to find the most efficient system based on your home size, layout and temperature preferences. A system that’s too large or small won’t operate as reliably or efficiently. If the system is too small then it won’t be able to keep up with temperature changes. If the system is too large, it will run in short cycles, which drives up energy costs, leaves humidity behind and needs more frequent repairs. If you think it might be time to explore options to replace your current air conditioning system, we would like to invite you to consult your friends at Spencer Air Conditioning. Our trained staff is ready and willing to walk you through the entire process and answer any questions that you have about keeping your home comfortable and energy efficient. Give us a call today at (972) 446-COOL (2665) or by logging on to spencerairconditioning.com to find out more.