Purchasing a new HVAC system can end up saving you money instead of costing you money! It is estimated that up to half the energy used in a traditional home goes towards cooling and heating. If your HVAC system is over ten years old, making a smart decision about an upgrade or new installation can cut down your power bills and make you more comfortable.
Newer systems are highly efficient and can provide you with an AFUE rating over 90% compared to 64% annual fuel utilization of older systems. This is beneficial for your wallet and the environment. With a decrease in your energy bill, your new system will work to pay for itself over time. Newer systems will allow you to control your comfort more effectively as well. Do you feel like your older system doesn’t provide even cooling and heating? Newer systems provide air flow that is more consistent and offers higher grade humidity control. An updated system will most likely come with a programmable thermostat which gives you precise temperature control power. Some will come with an app on your phone that allows you adjust the temperature while you are out and about. This will maximize your savings as you can warm or cool your house an hour before you are due home and not leave the system running all day. This can minimize the system from cycling between off and on which provides a longer operating life and normally leads to less repairs needed throughout its lifetime. One last positive point of an upgraded or new system is the value it adds to your home. If you plan on selling in the near future, a newer system will be viewed positively in the eyes of a buyer.
Remember, don’t let the cost of a new system be a deterrent. You may be pleasantly surprised how it pays for itself over time.