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Signs You Should Replace Your HVAC System

An old HVAC system Deciding to replace your HVAC system is a big commitment, and it’s a decision no one wants to take lightly. But at the same time, knowing when it is prudent to pursue a replacement can save you a lot of time and money in the long run, as well as providing other benefits. Want to learn how to tell when it’s time to replace? The certified experts at Jerry Kelly Heating & Air Conditioning can help you make the leap!

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There are a lot of solid HVAC services out there, and it can be hard to tell if you need to repair, replace, or just call in for some professional maintenance. Many homeowners prefer to hang in there for as long as they can, attempting to avoid the larger commitment of a replacement. Trouble is, that can actually end up costing you a lot more.

A worn out HVAC system tends to need a lot of repair, extra maintenance, and they also eat up a lot more fuel or electrical power to get the job done. This all cost a lot in the long run, and can leave you drowning in unnecessary costs. So, when is replacing the better option? Generally speaking, a replacement is wise when:

  • Your system is too old. Depending on what type of system you use, you can expect different lifespans. Generally, a furnace will go strong for around a decade, while a boiler can last up to fifteen or a bit more. But past these times, you can expect to see much higher utility bills, a more frequent need for repair, and less comfort in your home. If you have an outdated HVAC system, replacing is the best course of action for sure.
  • You’re not getting enough comfort. If your system isn’t doing its job, it’s just got to go. When you need cooling in the summer, or heating in the winter, there’s just no sense in pouring funds into a system that yields meager results at best.
  • You need repair services too often. Needing a couple repairs within your HVAC system’s lifespan is nothing strange. But if you’re calling Jerry Kelly once or twice a year for repairs, it’s probably wise to ask about replacing. Not that we mind repairing, mind you, we just also want you to be comfortable and happy in your home, and no one is happy shelling out for multiple repair bills over the course of a single year!
  • The HVAC system in your home is killing your air quality. Do you find yourself dusting, vacuuming, and coughing all the time, no matter what you try? Old HVAC systems are very bad about trolling in all kinds of nasty particles, and are pretty bad at getting rid of them. If you find yourself wrestling dust and musty odors, ask our team about whether or not your HVAC system might be at fault!


Spotting some of these signs and ready to replace? When you need the best services and solutions in St. Charles, you can always count on Jerry Kelly to provide! We’ve been the best in the business for almost four decades, and we would be more than happy to help you restore comfort and quality in your home. Contact us online today to learn more or to set up your consultation!