High-Efficiency Upgrades For A Home With Old HVAC
Whether you moved into an older home that has an old HVAC system, or you simply have an old HVAC system in the home you are currently living in, an upgrade to a high-efficiency system could be one of the best decisions you make for your home.
A lot of times, homeowners think that if their HVAC system is running, they don’t have to worry about it at all. It turns on. It keeps the home comfortable. That’s it. Especially if it’s an older system in the home you’ve been living in for a long time. You may be happy with your comfort, even if the energy bills are creeping up a bit.
We want to tell you a few reasons why making the upgrade to a high-efficiency HVAC system may be the right decision for your home… and wallet!
What Does Your HVAC System Impact?
Your HVAC system impacts your home comfort and your energy bills. These are two very important factors in your life that are directly linked to your HVAC system. Let’s talk about each one separately.
The first and most important thing your HVAC system is responsible for is the comfort of your home. Is your HVAC system keeping you warm in the winter and cool in the summer? Does it reach every room? Are there spaces in your home that never seem to get comfortable?
If you HAVE an HVAC system, and you aren’t comfortable at home, that’s a huge problem. Your HVAC system should be sized and designed for your home, so that all year long you consider your home a comfortable place to be.
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Your HVAC system has a bigger impact on your energy bills than any other appliance in your home. You notice it every winter and summer when you have to crank up the heat or the air conditioning. We’ve talked to so many people who pride themselves in waiting until the last possible moment to turn on their system and try to save a few bucks.
As much as we admire those who brave the weather, we MUCH prefer our customers to feel comfortable and know they won’t have to pay an arm and a leg to keep their home cozy any time of the year.
Your HVAC system should last 10-20 years, and making sure that it’s energy efficient will help you stay on top of your energy bills. An old system can run them through the roof if you don’t keep an eye on it.
Why You Should Upgrade Your HVAC Equipment To High-Efficiency
When you upgrade your HVAC system, you will:
- Increase Comfort
- Reduce Energy Bills
- Reset The Lifespan Of Your System
- Improve Your Home’s Value
As we mentioned above, your home comfort is what your HVAC system is responsible for. If you have an old system, it may not be treating every space in your home the way it once did. You could have rooms that are too hot or too cold. Maybe the system wasn’t designed properly in the first place.
No matter what the case, upgrading to a high-efficiency HVAC system will improve your home comfort, and will likely make your home feel better than ever before.
Reduce Energy Bills
As we know, your HVAC system has a huge impact on your energy bills. The more energy your system consumes, the more your energy bills will increase. The problem with riding an old HVAC system until it dies is the rise in energy costs. Your system may still be working in the last few years of its life, but how much is it costing you to run it?
For example, if your old HVAC system is becoming less efficient, it will either stop comforting your home, or it will use more energy to get the job done. If you are spending $200 when a high-efficiency system would cost $125 to run, you are losing $75 a month. Over the course of one season, that’s hundreds of dollars, and likely not the best comfort you could ask for. Yeah maybe you procrastinated a year or so in spending for a new system, but it’s costing you more to run, and you are simply delaying the inevitable.
Keep an eye on your energy bills. If they start to get out of control, an upgraded HVAC system may be the key to saving money in the long run.
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Reset The Lifespan Of Your System
If you are holding onto an old HVAC system, you probably know it’s time to replace it, but maybe you want to get those last few years out of it. As we’ve mentioned, you could be sacrificing comfort and money if you are doing this, but also, you are possibly sacrificing peace of mind. If an old system breaks down in the middle of the winter or summer, it could mean an unexpected cost and some time without heat or AC in your home.
When you replace your system with a new high-efficiency HVAC unit, you are resetting that clock for your home. Your HVAC system should last 10-20 years. So when you install a new one, you won’t have to have these concerns about a breakdown, or a sudden hit to the wallet. Improve your comfort, energy use, and peace of mind.
Improve Your Home’s Value
This may not be important to every single homeowner, but a new HVAC system can improve your home’s value. If you are planning on selling or renting your home in the next 3 years, upgrading the HVAC system is a nice selling point. Not everyone wants to move into a new home and immediately has to address replacing the HVAC system, and this upgrade will help you improve the value of your home.
Ductless Mini Splits
Ductless mini splits are some of the best high-efficiency HVAC technology on the market today. These units use less energy than a traditional system, and work independently, providing zoned comfort. This means if you have 4 ductless units in your home, they can operate at different temperatures and settings. This allows you to save energy, while keeping your home at the proper comfort levels.
We have installed ductless mini splits in homes and businesses in Broomall, Havertown, Haverford, Wynnewood, Radnor, Villanova, and the list goes on. They can be used to heat in the winter and cool in the summer, all without requiring any ductwork.
When Is The Best Time To Upgrade Your HVAC System?
We recommend right before the season (winter or summer) to upgrade to a high-efficiency HVAC system. The truth is, anytime you decide to upgrade is probably the right time. We like to recommend the offseason, or right before the season, for a few reasons.
First of all, contractors aren’t as busy, so it’s a quicker turn time to complete the job. If you call for an air conditioner replacement in the middle of July, chances are there could be a wait. The last thing you want is to wait for an AC in the dog days of summer.
Secondly, there are usually more rebates available. Different manufacturers, energy providers, and contractors will offer rebates to knock a few dollars off of a new high-efficiency HVAC upgrade. These generally start to go away once the demand for systems is high in the coldest and hottest times of the year. Upgrading your system while rebates are available can save you hundreds, even thousands of dollars depending on the system you install.
Mini Split Installation In Broomall, PA
John Cipollone Inc. is an expert when it comes to mini split installation in Broomall, PA. Ductless mini splits are some of our favorite kinds of high-efficiency HVAC systems, and we have been repairing, installing, and servicing them for years. If you need a hand with an upgrade for your home, give us a call at (610) 446-7877, or click below to visit us online!