Did you know that replacing your furnace and air conditioning unit together can actually help you save money? Learn when it’s time to replace your system and the advantages of replacing both at once in this latest blog installment from Williams & Fogg Mechanical! As a trusted Richmond AC service company, we are always looking for ways to help you save and stay cool!

How to Know When You Need AC Service

Sometimes there’s something wrong with our HVAC system without us even realizing it. That’s why it’s important to stay vigilant! Here are some telltale signs that it’s time to replace your furnace or AC unit.

  • Age. Sometimes what’s wrong is a simple matter of age. On average, your central AC system should last you about 12-15 years, while a furnace lasts slightly longer, around 15-20 years.
  • Energy Bills. If you’ve found that your AC or heating bill has gone up significant amounts the past few months, it’s time to get it checked out. This is a common sign that the system is working overtime and needs replacing.
  • Strange Sounds. Hearing odd sounds from the vents or the unit itself is an easy way to tell that the system needs repairs. Some are fixable, but eventually they won’t be. That makes it a great time to consider new options!
  • Track Record. If either of your units are constantly needing repairs over and over, it’s probably time to cut your losses and invest in a brand-new system that won’t find something else to malfunction every other minute.

If a simple HVAC repair on your system proves to not be enough for any of these reasons, it may be time to replace the troubled unit— and its partnering system as well!

The Benefits of Getting An HVAC Repair All At Once

Make sure that both your heating cooling systems are running in harmony together by replacing them together!

If only one unit is acting up, naturally you will probably gravitate towards only replacing that unit. However, in the proper circumstances, replacing both at once can actually save you money in the long run by improving HVAC functionality overall!

This approach can help you save for several reasons.

For starters, older furnaces and ACs are just not as efficient as modern technology has made them currently, and they work best when they both operate on similar parts.

Replacing them together also ensures that both units are properly tailored to the specific needs of your home. When we replace your unit, we also do a full-load calculation of your home, considering the home’s square footage, insultation, layout, current appliances, and your personal preferences to determine the appropriate unit sizing for both heating and AC.

When your AC or furnace needs replacing, ask Williams & Fogg if replacing both units is the ideal HVAC repair solution for your system!

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Williams & Fogg Mechanical has over 40 years of experience in repairing residential and commercial HVAC systems throughout Richmond. When it’s time to replace your air conditioning, call the best AC service team in town!

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