We all love saving money, especially when it comes to energy dollars. Did you know that you can save a great amount of money each year with the right HVAC system for your home?
Your home heating and air conditioning system consumes almost half of your home energy. It makes sense to maximize your HVAC unit’s energy efficiency.
But how can you save money on a new HVAC system? …
By simply upgrading your existing HVAC system.
Here are some ways in which you can save money by upgrading your HVAC system:
When you decide to upgrade your HVAC system, keep in mind that who you choose to install your new HVAC system can have a huge impact on its efficiency and the amount of energy dollars that you can save.
When you decide to upgrade or install any new heating or cooling unit, two costs exist: the price of the HVAC unit and the price of the new HVAC system installation.
Always choose a new HVAC installation company with years of experience and certified HVAC technicians, such as your local Crystal Heating & Cooling company.
Poor installation of your new HVAC system can lead to leaks, improper air volume, and other problems that may be more costly compared to its benefits.
As HVAC systems get old, they become less energy efficient. Today’s new HVAC systems are designed to be more energy efficient.
When looking to upgrade your HVAC system, look for HVAC systems with the Energy Star label and a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating (SEER). The higher the rating, the more energy efficient it is. These units can reduce energy consumption by 20 percent and reduce your annual energy bill significantly.
An aging or old HVAC system will break down more often than a new HVAC system. Regular HVAC repairs mean digging into your pocket more than you’d like to.
Upgrading your heating and air conditioning units separately is also not a cost-effective idea.
In simple words, old HVAC systems are like old cars; they will reach a point where putting more money towards them is just not worth it.
Also, it can cause inconvenience to your home comfort while the old HVAC system is being fixed. Investing in a new high-quality, energy-efficient and reliable HVAC unit from Crystal will save you money in the long run and keep your home comfort at an optimum level.
Many individual HVAC manufacturers along with heating and cooling companies offer rebates to offset the cost of a brand-new system, particularly those that are environmentally friendly and energy efficient.
If you are looking to upgrade to a new HVAC system in Ontario that ticks all the energy-saving boxes, you can get up to $5,000 to improve your home’s energy efficiency.
HVAC systems are either a separate furnace and air conditioner, or a heat pump which combines the two. Choosing the right HVAC system can help you save money.
An HVAC system with a separate gas or propane furnace and an air conditioning system can help you control monthly energy bills because you’ll be relying on a less-expensive fuel to run the furnace during the cold months.
If your HVAC unit is 10 years or older then the best option is to just replace it. Newer units are designed to be more energy-efficient. Look for units that have an ENERGY STAR certification. This certification guarantees lower energy costs while also cutting emissions, improving operating performance, and increasing asset values. If you are replacing an AC unit, they may also have a Seasonal Energy Efficient Ratio, or SEER. The higher the SEER value, the more energy-efficient the system is. If you’re replacing a furnace, then you'll want a high-efficiency unit with an AFUE rating of 95%. The costs in savings can be staggering. Using the example of 16 cents per kilowatt-hour for an AC Unit, upgrading from an older 10 SEER system to a 14 SEER system could yield up to 29% in savings. The long-term savings add up quickly and grow even faster as our electricity rates fluctuate over time.
Some signs for when to replace your HVAC unit can be any of the following: increased energy bills , funny noises and smells , cold or hot spots in the home , you can’t keep your home at a comfortable temperature, when repairs cost more than half of a new unit, you’re noticing more dust, dirt, dander, and debris throughout your home. This is because your HVAC system is also responsible for providing proper ventilation. When working efficiently, your system should improve the air quality inside your home.
Choosing the right HVAC system can be done with the help of a proper and certified HVAC technician. Together you’ll decide on the right unit based on BTUs (British Thermal Units) and the square footage of your home. Generally, the greater the BTU the higher the capacity. Always choose an HVAC installation company with years of experience and certified HVAC technicians, like Crystal Heating & Cooling. You can trust us to not only find the right unit but also to professionally and efficiently install it. Call us for a free quote!