3 things to consider before upgrading your hvac system

Upgrades here and upgrades there! We upgrade our phones, cars, and homes, but when was the last time you considered upgrading your HVAC system? Your home’s HVAC system has a huge impact on your personal comfort and finances. Most people have no idea where to start and what questions to ask, but here at Red Cap, we are ready to help you. So, without further ado, here are three things to consider before upgrading your HVAC system!

age of unit

Even with conThe age of your HVAC system has a big part to play in whether or not you should upgrade. A general rule of thumb is if its age is under ten years, there isn’t a real need to replace it. The average lifespan of a functioning HVAC system is typically 8 to 12 years depending on how well it’s maintained.

efficiency capability

Ask yourself: Do you run your system constantly? Is your system keeping you comfortable throughout the day? Have you noticed your utility bills increasing? If you answered yes to any of these questions, consider it a sign to upgrade. Your HVAC system should be able to keep your home at a consistent temperature and your monthly bills shouldn’t come as a surprise! A new comfort system will ensure fluctuations such as these will remain at a minimum. 


You have to take into account how repairs down the road will impact your wallet, versus the cost of upgrading your system in the near future. If your bills are continuously rising because of an inefficient system, and the repairs can cost half of a new unit, it’s time for an upgrade. Luckily, an upgraded system can reduce utility costs significantly keeping costs down the road low.

Following these guidelines are helpful in determining whether or not it’s time to upgrade your home’s comfort system. If it impacts your daily comfort, why not look into upgrading it? Keep your family comfortable by letting us do the work for you! Give our Red Cap Family a call at 813-305-0995 to schedule an estimate today!