With today’s climate and temperature extremes, your heating and air conditioning system has certainly seen some hardworking days. But is it past its prime? While maintenance can boost the performance and efficiency of your current system, heating and cooling units more than 10-years old are nowhere near as efficient as today’s high-efficiency models. Could an HVAC upgrade be worth the expense?
Tips for Determining When it’s Time for an HVAC Upgrade
Many older systems don’t work as well as they should. Coupled with advances in technology and efficiency, you could be spending a lot on electric costs monthly. These added expenditures could easily be used to pay off a new HVAC system, lowering your monthly energy bills. How can you determine if upgrading your HVAC system could be beneficial for your home? Answering these questions could help you decide:
- How Cool/Warm Do You Prefer Your Home?
If you weren’t trying to control your energy costs, how much more comfortable would you be on summer’s hottest days and winter’s coldest ones if you could set your thermostat to a more favorable temperature?
- How Sensitive are You to Noise?
Do you get tired of listening to your older system groan? As HVAC components wear, system operation can grow louder over time. A new system will not only run more quietly, but recent improvements in insulation and operational volume can provide quieter, less-intrusive heating and cooling, particularly with Mitsubishi ductless air conditioners and heaters.
- How Important is Having a Clean Home?
A newer unit with improved filtration and a HEPA air filter addition can help you drastically reduce annoying dust buildup, alongside dust mites, dander, pollen, and other airborne contaminants. Learn more about improved filtration.
- Do You Want to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality?
Today’s HVAC systems feature variable speed fans, boosting air circulation, and subsequently air quality. This helps reduce asthma and allergy flare-ups and reduce the health risks associated with poor indoor air quality.
- Do You Battle with Mold/Mildew in Your Home?
By circulating air better, the variable speed fans in today’s systems help reduce humidity levels and moisture, keeping mold/mildew issues in-check in homes with an unusually sticky climate.
Still Concerned About the Cost?
According to the Department of Energy, heating and cooling are responsible for over half your monthly energy costs. However, with an investment in a newer, more efficient system, you could reduce these monthly costs, saving hundreds annually. The higher the SEER/EER rating on the system, the greater the savings. To help you mitigate the cost of a system upgrade and reduce your carbon footprint, many municipalities and electric companies offer rebates and incentives.
Time for an upgrade? Learn more about available incentives in your area and get a trustworthy quote on system upgrade cost from one of our HVAC installation service pros. Contact H & H Heating & Air Conditioning today.