Get More For Your Buck: Signs it’s Time to Replace Your HVAC

HVAC systems are a big investment — and many people try to save money when buying a new one. Or, they try to repair their old system again and again. But doing that may actually cost you more in the long run. Here is the really good news: You can afford a good HVAC system for $0 down and as low as $66 per month with our financing plan.

Like cars or any other larger purchase, the higher the quality, the more you’ll pay up front. Unlike cars, HVAC systems don’t have a luxury category with a lot of unnecessary frills that are just for fun! The higher the HVAC price tag, the better the quality  A high-efficiency system is your home’s investment; it means lower utility bills, better comfort, a greener system, and more control of your heat and air conditioning. Here is how that breaks down:

Smaller Bills

First, energy efficient systems can reduce your energy bill significantly. An HVAC system uses 48 percent of your home’s energy, according to the US Department of Energy, and a damaged system can cost more than you’re actually using. If you are finding that your energy costs are increasing, it’s a good time to consider a new HVAC. Studies show that upgrading a home’s heating and cooling equipment can reduce energy use by up to 20 percent or more.

The efficiency of systems has improved dramatically in the past 10 years. Look for systems with a seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) more than 18, and you’ll watch as your bills get lower and lower. SEER ratings for air conditioning and air-source heat pump systems range from 13 SEER to 24 SEER, and the higher the number, the more efficient the unit.

Newer units run on about 95 percent annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE), which leaves less to be lost to the flue pipe. Remember, a new system is an investment especially when it comes time to sell your home. You’ll be able to show your bills and benefits of your home to potential buyers.

Repair Costs

We understand you want to repair what you already have in place. Who wouldn’t? And we’re happy to fix your HVAC. But because we’ve been doing this awhile, we’ve noticed people who keep paying more and more to repair an old system. If you sit down and do the math, those repairs, plus your higher energy bills, are costing you more per month over a year than you would pay for a new system.

Take Control of Your Temperature

Another fun feature of newer systems is the option to heat or cool specific rooms. Your advanced system may come with a variable speed motor. These motors provide an increased amount of air at each register because it uses more static pressure in the ducts. The motors can also be constantly run throughout the year because it was built to be sustainable without increasing their energy use.

A high-efficiency system also has a remote access feature, meaning you can change the temperatures of rooms with your smartphone before you arrive home. You’ll find this useful as you return home from vacation, for example, making the house ready for you when you arrive.

Safety

New systems also help with cleaner air; most come with carbon monoxide detectors, which means your system will alert you of high levels and then activate a program to flow extra fresh air in your home to lower the CO levels.  

Signs it’s time for a new HVAC

If you’re not sure when to consider a new HVAC, here are the top signs that it’s time:

  • Your heat pump or air conditioner is more than 10 years old.

  • Your system is noisy.
  • Some rooms in your house are too hot or too cold.

  • You’ve paid for multiple HVAC repairs and your energy bills are going up.

  • Your home feels humid or too dry.
  • You have a lot of dust.

Financing Your New HVAC No one feels like doling out thousands of dollars for a new system, and we understand. That’s why we creating a financing program, giving people a budget-friendly solution to get better temperature control and lower energy bills. Our program has a simple application process, low monthly payments, and you can manage and pay your bill online. Learn more or contact us today to get started.