24 Mar 5 Important Reasons To Replace Your Old HVAC Before It’s Too Late
HVAC systems help to provide a comfortable home environment, improved air quality and humidity control in millions of homes across the United States. HVAC, which stands for Heating, Ventilation and Cooling, get a lot of use in the coldest days of winter and the hottest days of summer, but what about those in-between times such as spring and fall? You might not be using your HVAC as much, but it’s actually the most important time of year to think about how your system has been functioning. It’s the perfect opportunity to take time to evaluate whether it needs repairs before the peak season starts, allowing you to save time and money on essential maintenance.
Here we look at 5 important reasons why it’s a good idea to get your heating and cooling systems inspected early, and why you should consider replacing your old system before it runs into trouble.
Significant Utility Savings
Home furnaces, air conditioners and heat pumps that were installed in homes only a few years ago still can’t keep up with the superior energy efficiency of modern HVAC systems today. You can easily save time, space and money having one system that can do it all, and a HVAC system provides energy efficiency that saves you hundreds on your utility bills.
Better Home Temperature Regulation
Old systems are not only unable to keep up with the technology and efficiency standards of today, they are also more likely to be worn down or broken, providing ineffective or non-existent temperature regulation. This can result in a ‘zombie system’ – one that doesn’t really do much despite the appearance that it seems to be running. If you find your system can’t keep you cool enough on the hottest days, or warm your house sufficiently on the coolest days, it’s a sign you need a new HVAC system.
Having your air conditioner break down in the middle of summer, or coming home to no heating in the middle of winter could compel you to choose emergency repairs or system replacement on short notice. If you are dealing with an older system, constant repairs can really add up and cost you more than simply replacing the system. Likewise, if you have to replace your system in an emergency, it’s more likely that you will have to spend more money and have fewer options than if you had done it ahead of time.
Better For The Environment
Newer HVAC systems are more efficient than older models, meaning they use less energy to produce a better result for your home. This not only saves you money on your bills, but it saves the environment too, by lowering your household’s energy usage.
The new, high efficiency HVAC systems provide a number of benefits, including lower energy usage, better temperature control, programmable settings and less noise. Many high efficiency systems also qualify for discounts, rebates and other incentives designed to encourage the use of more environmentally friendly systems. These incentives provide another great reason to upgrade, helping you save money on your replacement or installation.
With the new HVAC systems bringing so many benefits and advantages over the old systems, it’s important to take the time this spring to evaluate your needs and consider how you could benefit from a new HVAC system.