Most homeowners don’t want to think about replacing their HVAC systems. They imagine big dollars and an interruption of their daily routine. However, if your air conditioning system is over ten years old and your utility bills are higher than usual, it needs to be examined. Replacement systems can sometimes cost less than the cost of recurring repairs. And in most cases, installing a new system can pay for itself in energy savings within a relatively short time. Repeatedly repairing an old or inefficient system simply prolongs the inevitable. An older system that undergoes a system breakdown once is likely to break down again…and again. There are some steps in determining if you are ready to upgrade to a new system. According to www.hgtv.com:
“Before you spend thousands of dollars on a new heating or cooling system, it’s a good idea to check your house and your HVAC system for costly air leaks. This could be the root of the problem, and may be a lot less expensive to treat.
It’s a good idea to start by having an energy assessment done on your home by an energy efficiency professional. This can either be a walk-through with a clipboard, or a more comprehensive audit with a blower-door test that pressurizes the house so energy leaks can be detected. In some areas, electric utilities subsidize the costs of energy efficiency assessments, and some states offer rebates or discounts on having insulation installed or other work done to make your home more efficient.
Why is this a great first step? Because properly insulating your home and sealing leaks will help your heating and cooling system run much more efficiently. You may discover that you don’t need to replace that system after all. “
If it is concluded that it is time for a replacement, your new heating or cooling system can be sized properly for your home and run more efficiently. This will potentially save you significantly on both your upfront costs and energy bills in the future.
Air conditioner installation needs to be done by a professional
If you need an HVAC system replacement in Fletcher, hire a professional who is certified in heating and cooling systems. The qualified technician will know the way to correctly install your new AC unit, and do the proper testing and safety checks to ensure that you will get the best efficiency. Here are some reasons that you do not want to hire an inexperienced person to do the job:
“An improperly sized or installed HVAC system can leak deadly carbon monoxide or other toxins into a home, cost you much more money, promote mold growth that can lead to chronic illness, or start fires. So seek a professional with some certifications such as NATE (North American Technician Excellence). A NATE patch signifies that the contractor employs technicians who have passed this national certification.”
Sheer Comfort Heating and Cooling will work with you to determine the state of your Fletcher cooling system and if it is time for a replacement. With the high-efficiency systems available today, not only will you experience healthy indoor air and cooling comfort in your home, you will save money on your energy bills. Please contact us today for details on upgrading your heating and cooling systems: 828-651-8111.