When Should I Replace My HVAC Unit?

If you are someone who likes to maintain a comfortable and constant temperature in their home, you may want to continue reading this post. Whether you are someone who has a home you are stepping into for the very first time or you have been living there for years, it may be a good time to ask the question, “When should I replace my HVAC unit?”.

The team at UGI Heating, Cooling & Plumbing can help you answer that question. As your go to HVAC company, we want to ensure that the system you have is performing and working as it should. If it is not, then our contractors will help you determine if it may be time to replace the unit.

If it is properly maintained, regularly serviced and taken care of, an HVAC unit can last between fifteen to twenty years. When you work with UGI Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, you can trust our reliable HVAC company to help you get the most out of your HVAC Unit.


So, how do you know exactly when it is time to replace your unit? That depends on several factors. The most important factor when determining whether or not you should replace your unit is safety. If your HVAC system creates a safety hazard, it should be replaced as soon as possible before it becomes something that could become harmful.

How old your HVAC unit is would likely be the next factor you should look at when determining whether or not it should be replaced. It is possible that you can determine the age of your unit by checking the unit itself. There may be an installation date written directly on the unit, or on an inside panel where you would find the serial number and other identifying information. If you have an older unit, it may not be performing as well as it used to, or could be less efficient than a newer unit. If you notice that your energy bills have increased steadily over time or had a sharp spike, the underlying cause may be your HVAC unit.

Continual repairs on an HVAC unit could mean it is time to replace it. Not every problem is one that means you need to replace your unit. Many issues can be repaired and when coupled with regular maintenance, can increase the lifespan of your unit. However, if your unit has many issues in a short amount of time, or even the same chronic issue, repair bills may add up rather quickly. The cost of those repair bills over time could begin to catch up to the cost of replacing the unit entirely.

UGI Heating, Cooling & Plumbing is an HVAC company that can help you determine whether it is time to repair issues with your unit or to replace it entirely. We are licensed, insured and bonded and our contractors provide top notch service every time. Contact us today so we can help you with replacing your HVAC unit today!