Heating System Replacement to Save Energy Dollars
A homeowner may need to update their HVAC system for a variety of reasons. While customers may wonder why they should replace it if it is still working, the business claims that older systems are less efficient and more prone to malfunctions, leaving a household without heat with little to no notice. An HVAC system has an average lifespan of roughly 15 years provided it is properly maintained on a regular basis. Because most systems wear out fast due to poor maintenance, air filters should be replaced (and the HVAC system should be serviced once a year) before the cooling and heating cycles.
When utilized, an old system that isn’t working correctly is inefficient and will result in a higher monthly power cost. Because of their greater efficiency, new, energy efficient HVAC equipment can typically pay for themselves in as little as 2-3 years. It is recommended that homeowners have the HVAC installer check the ducting as well, because leaky ductwork can result in a 20-30% energy loss.
Another incentive to replace an outdated HVAC system is that a modern HVAC system provides better air flow and can more efficiently manage temperature throughout the home, removing the problem of individual rooms being overly hot or cold. They also result in improved air quality. HVAC systems are responsible for controlling the indoor air quality of a home, as well as providing ventilation, maintaining humidity levels, and filtering tiny particles from the air. For energy efficiency, modern homes are intended to be airtight, which means the air inside a home can be up to five times more polluted than the air outside. Dehumidifiers, air purifiers, and air filters are all available as options with today’s HVAC systems. These add-ons are capable of not only filtering minute particles in the air, but also cleaning it and removing hazardous vapors, mold, and germs, resulting in a cleaner and healthier living environment.
Thanks to features like smart thermostats, where a homeowner can build an effective heating and cooling program that fits their family’s lifestyle, modern smart technology makes HVAC systems more convenient and energy efficient than ever before. This technology even allows for remote control via a smartphone app, allowing them to save energy even while they are not at home. A new system can also increase the home’s market value. Buyers always examine the age and condition of the HVAC system when seeking to buy a new home. A potential buyer will think about how long it will be until they need to replace the system, how much it will cost to maintain an older system, and how energy efficient it is. A home with a modern, more energy-efficient HVAC system will appeal to a possible buyer, increasing its value.