Ellett Air Conditioning Offers Tips for Determining When to Replace Furnace Or Air Conditioner

It can often be difficult to determine when you should replace your home’s heating or cooling system (furnace or air conditioner). Ellett Air Conditioning & Heating Inc. realizes that while there are no specific rules, there is important information that you can take into consideration that will help you make a wise and economically astute decision.

In fact, there are certain telltale signs that will indicate if it’s time to replace heating and cooling equipment, or simply have repairs made that will enhance your equipment’s performance. In general, equipment that is approaching the end of its life expectancy will be less energy efficient than modern systems.

For example, if your heat pump or air conditioner is 10 years old, you may want to consider a higher efficacy unit with the Energy Star® label that can save up to 20% on energy costs. If the furnace or boiler in your property is 15 or older, an Energy Star® compatible furnace would provide 15% more efficiency. In addition, an Energy Star® compatible boiler would offer 5% more efficiency.

Speaking of energy efficiency, are you aware that your heating and cooling system accounts for about 50% of your home’s energy use? That’s why your decision to upgrade to new Energy Star® qualified equipment ensures that your unit meets or exceeds the Federal standards for energy efficiency.

In addition to considering your system’s age, you should also be aware of whether your equipment’s technology is outdated. By replacing aging equipment, you can take advantage of smart new features and increased efficiencies that can save you money on your utility bills.

You may also consider the cost of your system’s repairs. Consider adhering to a helpful rule of thumb and replace a product when repairs exceed half the cost of a new one.

In addition, if you feel like you must constantly adjust the thermostat to remain comfortable, or your air conditioner or furnace makes strange noises during start-up, it very well may be time to have a new system installed.


Please be sure to contact Ellett Air Conditioning & Heating Inc. to schedule a visit by one of their highly trained technician who will help you determine what the best option will be for you and your home. You can reach Ellett via

  • Email (info@ellettaircontioning.com),
  • telephone (940 569-4703), or
  • visit their office at 613 S. Red River Expressway in Burkburnett, Texas (76354).

Ellett Air Conditioning & Heating Inc., founded in 1985, is a family-owned full service heating and air conditioning company. Ellett Air Conditioning has been affiliated with the Carrier label for more than 20 years and has been a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer for the past 5 years. They serve home and business owners in Burkburnett, Wichita Falls, and the surrounding area.