Is Your HVAC System Costing You?
As a homeowner, it’s easy to forget about the household appliances that seem to be working just fine. It’s often the last thing on our minds. However, if your heating and cooling system is over 10 years old, it may be costing you. Research from the U.S. Department of Energy suggests that homeowners who upgrade their heating and cooling systems may save between 10-30% annually on energy costs. There is significant savings potential available for homeowners who are interested in upgrading their heating and cooling system. Here are a few important considerations that we’ve outlined for anyone considering an upgrade:
- Energy Efficiency – Unfortunately, over time HVAC systems tend to require more and more energy to heat and cool your home. Your energy bill is impacted directly every month by these inefficiencies and can be exacerbated even more by extreme temperatures. You can expect a drastic improvement in the way your home consumes energy when you upgrade to a new system.
- Increased maintenance costs- You can expect more frequent maintenance and repair costs as your HVAC system continues to age. Parts break over time and debris will take its toll on even the best systems. It’s likely time to consider a full system replacement if you find yourself constantly paying for repair work. The long-term savings associated with fewer maintenance calls will help offset the upfront investment in a new system.
- Rebates and Tax Credits – Many homeowners are unaware of the tax incentives offered by the federal government to upgrade outdated HVAC systems with energy-efficient systems. There are different standards that must be met to reach varying incentive levels, but this should always be considered during the decision-making process. These incentives won’t cover the cost of the upgrade, but it will certainly make it more affordable. Be sure to ask your salesmen about incentives available with each of the systems you have in consideration.
- Indoor Air Quality – We often take the air we breathe for granted, but it can have a major impact on our health. As your system ages, its ability to clean the air running through it will diminish over time. Modern HVAC equipment has come a long way with filtration capabilities in comparison to systems over 10 years old. You can expect to breathe easy when you upgrade to a new modern system.
These are some of the core considerations that should be made when you are asking yourself whether your HVAC system is costing you. Each home is different and every homeowner will need to decide what makes the most sense for them. There is undoubtedly an upfront expense associated with a full system replacement, but it can be offset by a variety of factors including increased energy efficiencies, a decrease in annual maintenance costs, and tax rebates from the government. We encourage anyone looking to learn a little bit more about the systems Aero Energy has available to give us a call at 1-800-998-4311. Our experts would be happy to talk through the different options available for your home and provide a free estimate.