How old is your HVAC (heating and cooling) system? If it’s more than 10 years old, it may be time for HVAC replacement. But why invest money into replacing an appliance that isn’t broken? Because replacing your old HVAC system with a new one can actually save you money. Here’s how.
Advancements in technology have made new air conditioners and furnaces much more efficient than they were just 10 years ago. Every new model is more efficient than the last. By upgrading to a new HVAC system, you can save money every month on your energy bill. Your electricity bill will be lower in the summer and your gas bill will be lower in the winter. If you upgrade to a propane or gas furnace, you could save money on fuel prices.
A new HVAC system will require fewer repairs than an older system. In fact, a brand new system shouldn’t need any repairs for many years after installation, just basic yearly maintenance. If your older HVAC system is prone to repairs, you know how expensive they can be, especially when they occur after hours or on the weekends when repair rates are higher and there are extra fees.
Avoid Unexpected System Failure
An older HVAC system is often like a ticking time bomb, ready to give out at any moment. All it takes is a heat wave and your air conditioner suddenly gives out, leaving you in a difficult spot. Your home can become dangerously hot in just a few hours without AC on a sweltering summer day. You need HVAC replacement fast, but a financial decision of this magnitude should be something you take your time with. You may find yourself accepting your first estimate without having time to compare estimates and find a better price. All of this hassle could have been avoided if you replaced your old system when you had the chance.
Take Advantage of Tax Incentives
Purchasing a new, energy efficient HVAC system can make you eligible for tax incentives and rebates. The key to qualifying for these is to get an Energy Star rated system or one with a high SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio). You can receive your rebate after HVAC installation or file it as a deduction on your tax return.
Upgrade to a Smart Thermostat
Another way to save energy with a new heating and cooling system is to get a smart thermostat as part of your HVAC installation. A smart thermostat is programmable so that you can preset temperatures for different times of the day. This way you won’t have to heat or cool your home as much when no one is there. You can also adjust the temperature for nighttime when you’re sleeping. Smart thermostats can be controlled from your smartphone or other mobile device in case you forget to set your thermostat while you’re away from home.
Berico Can Help You Save Money with HVAC Installation
If you’re thinking about upgrading your HVAC system, Berico can evaluate its current condition and provide you with an estimate. Berico installs a wide range of makes and models to suit all homes and budgets. Start saving money now with a new, efficient HVAC system.
Call 336-273-8663 or request a quote today.