7 Reasons to Install A High Efficiency HVAC System
7 reasons to install a high efficiency HVAC system because there are more important things in life. What appliance in your home uses the most energy? Did you guess right? It’s your heating and cooling system. And if your current unit is more than ten to fifteen years old, it’s time to call your local HVAC company. New technology means lower heating bills and higher comfort levels.
HVAC systems have come a long way in recent years, especially with the newer high efficiency units. Here are 7 reasons to think about installing a new high efficiency HVAC unit at your home or business.
#1 Save furnace operating money
Replacing an older furnace with a high efficiency furnace can help you save money right off the bat. New units can operate at up to 50% more efficient than older units which will translate into lower costs at the end of the month. Better use of fuel also decreases waste in the atmosphere through better combustion. That means it’s better for the environment and your pocketbook.
#2 Save air conditioning operating money
Just like your furnace, replacing an older inefficient A/C can save significant money over time. Air-conditioning systems are measured by SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio.) The higher the SEER, the better the efficiency rating. Older systems operate in the 8 to 10 SEER range while newer units range as high as 25 SEER saving you 8 to 10 percent per increased SEER point. High efficiency systems will pay for themselves, allowing you cool, dry, and most of all – affordable air.
#3 Comfort Levels
Newer, higher efficiency units push heat and cool air more evenly throughout the home. And the updated fans help to maintain constant temperatures in every room which all adds up to a more comfortable home to live in.
#4 Air Flow
High efficiency systems have variable speed motors that ensure air flow at the perfect level throughout the home. Variable speed motors offer several advantages over older one speed fans.
- Increase static pressures in the ducts provides more air at each register.
- Operate at super energy efficient levels which allows the fan to run year round, filtering the air constantly without a major jump in power bills.
- More comfortable temperatures in every room, which helps keep the air healthier as well.
Older fans tend to be rather noisy, especially at start up. Newer units are built with sound absorbing materials, better built motors, and tighter ducting so that the fan is felt but not heard.
#6 More Options
One option is a programmable thermostats to help control temperatures throughout the day. Another options is solar or geothermal heating and cooling, for people living in an area that allows natural sourcing. All these options give you many choices to create a system based on your preferences, your environment and your budget.
#7 Potential Increased Resale Value
If you are considering selling or moving in the next few years, a new high efficiency HVAC system can give your home the leading edge over another similar home. Home buyers are always looking for benefits, and a newer HVAC (especially with many options) might well be the very thing that makes that sale!
To help you make the best decision, we’re happy to evaluate the equipment you have, and show you the best options for your home. Give us a call today at (505) 250-2329.