Have you been considering buying a new heating and ventilation system? There is a lot to consider when making a large purchase like that. Overall, it will depend on your individual situation, but if you are looking at staying in your current home for a while, it may be a good idea to upgrade. While the initial investment may seem a little steep, the long term benefits vastly outweigh the cons. We also have financing to help spread out the payments so it doesn’t hit you as hard in the beginning financially.
Finding the right system
Getting a new system starts with an estimate by our team. This will determine the needs for your specific home so that we can guarantee the highest and best efficiency for your space. Having the wrong size can cause you to run your system too often. If it’s too small or too large, you may end up spending more than needed to get your house to the correct level of comfort. Using the right size HVAC system ups the efficiency, which means you run it less often and save money. In the same way that efficiency for house sizes is important, the efficiency of current machines is overall better than it was for older systems. Technological advancements have come a long way, and machines are functioning better than ever. Sometimes, just upgrading alone can save you a good amount of money.
Savings while cooling your home
Your energy savings does not just apply to your furnace either. Cooling your home is one of the largest energy spikes your home and your electric bill face every year. More than 6% of the USA’s generated electricity is for cooling systems. By installing a new energy efficient air conditioner, you could be saving up to 40% of your current energy bill for the same reasons as your furnace energy savings.
When to get a new system
So, when is it time to make the change to a new system? A good rule of thumb is to seriously consider it if your system (furnace, air conditioner or both) is more than 10 years old. A good system can last you a long time with proper maintenance, longer than 10 years for sure, but it can’t keep up with technology. Ultimately, you may be losing money. Another good hint is if you are needing frequent repairs. If your system is repeated failing, it may mean something is wrong. We proudly use Lennox, and the quality on their units is top notch. One last reason to change may be if you are looking to sell your home in the next few years. A new system can be the make or break the deal when it comes to a buyer making a decision.
Like we stated earlier, if initial cost is the issue, we have financing available online. In the long run, you will end up saving money, so it is a good investment overall. We offer FREE estimates on new systems and FREE second opinions if you have already gotten an estimate from somewhere else.