Upgrading your heating and air conditioning to be eco-friendlier is a worthy long-term investment.
A typical homeowner’s heating and air conditioning system will make up about half of their total energy bill. This means that by switching to an eco-friendlier HVAC model, you can experience a wide range of improvements, including the following four advantages.
Cold, hard cash is probably the single biggest reason to switch to an eco-friendly HVAC system. As a general rule of thumb, a homeowner can save around 30% on cooling costs by upgrading a central air conditioning unit that's more than 12 years old. Then there are the potential tax incentives available.
Depending on the current HVAC set up, a brand new eco-friendly HVAC system can easily pay for itself and then some over its lifetime.
With a newer, more energy efficient HVAC system, you have more control over indoor cooling and heating. For example, newer HVAC systems have variable speed air handlers. This allows for improved air filtration, dehumidification and temperature control. Additionally, when an HVAC unit is more efficient, you can set the thermostat to a lower temperature in the summer and a higher temperature in the winter for improved comfort, yet use less energy than with an older system.
Helping the Environment
Many homeowners wish to help the environment, but don’t always know the best way to do so. By upgrading to a more energy-efficient heating and cooling system, you’ll use less energy, which in turn means less energy demand on the utility company. Remember, most utilities still generate their energy from nuclear power or fossil fuels.
Higher Property Value
All else being equal, a home will have a higher market value with a newer, more efficient HVAC system in place. Even if there is no intention to sell a home for another decade, selling a home with a 10-year-old HVAC unit will get more money than a home with a 20-year-old HVAC unit – assuming the older unit still works.
If you’re thinking about moving to a more energy efficient heating and air conditioning system, give Griffin Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 704-873-1749.