Your heating and cooling system is undoubtedly an essential part of your home that not only helps to keep your family comfortable in summers and winters but maintains the continuous air circulation in your home. It's also a significant investment which means you need to weigh your options before choosing to replace your system. While repairs may be cost-effective for the short-term, they may only be temporary and can cost you more money in the long run.
When Should You Replace Your HVAC System?
One of the key indicators of the poor performance of your HVAC system is that a major chunk of your utility expenses is covered in heating and cooling your home, and so it needs to be replaced. Also, you may consider replacing your unit if you begin to hear unusual noises or leaks are found during your system's annual inspection.
Should I Consider Central Air Conditioning?
If you do choose to replace your system, you may want to consider a central air conditioning unit. They use the same ducts as your heating system and will actually save you money over the years. Ducts aren't the only things your heating and cooling systems will share. Your thermostat will control both from one convenient location. You will notice that central air systems are also quieter than window air conditioners.
Tips for Buying or Replacing a New HVAC System
Here are some useful tips to save money on buying or replacing an HVAC unit:
- Plan your HVAC system purchase or replacement of during the off-season (the winter months), when prices are at their lowest.
- Look for rebates from government agencies, energy companies, and HVAC manufacturers to get the best deal on a new HVAC system.
- Review the HVAC service providers from their work reviews, total installation cost, the time taken for installation, and obtain quotes to compare their offerings.
- Select from energy-efficient models which are not only cost-effective in the long run, but also attract incentives and rebates applicable just to them with a certain energy score.
Practical Ways to Save Money On a New HVAC System
A new, more energy efficient HVAC system will help jump-start your savings by dramatically lowering your utility bills within the first months. If you are replacing a window-mount air conditioner, you could save close to $200 a year in cooling costs. Over time, your new unit could provide you with anywhere from 30 to 50 percent energy savings. There are also options in terms of air conditioning that will allow you to personalize your system for even more savings.
When you want to consider investing in a new HVAC system, personalization is the key to future energy savings. New HVAC systems will automatically save you money on your energy bills, but it’s up to you to select the right model for your needs. Contact us today to learn from our HVAC experts about how you much you may be able to save if you choose to replace your existing system.