Many homeowners are comfortable with the cost of their energy bills. However, many homeowners nationwide are making the switch and upgrading their HVAC systems to more energy efficient systems so they can save money on their bills. Switching to energy efficient appliances is the only way to achieve lower energy bills in a home. Homeowners have also embraced energy efficiency to conserve energy and to be more environmentally-friendly.
When Should You Replace Your HVAC System?
If your HVAC system is older and has needed many repairs, it’s more than likely not running at its maximum efficiency. Having older HVAC equipment can have a significant effect on your home’s utility bill. If you’ve seen a steady increase in your electric bill, this could be because of your HVAC system not running efficiently. Replacing a broken component in the newest HVAC units will cost homeowners more money in the long run than replacing the old unit with an energy efficient system. If you’re ready for an environmentally-friendly, cost-saving system – then you should consider switching.
Energy Efficient HVAC Options
There are simple fixes a professional can make to your HVAC system to make it more energy efficient, like installing a programmable thermostat. Sealing or insulating your heating and cooling ducts can improve the efficiency of your heating and cooling system by at least 20 percent.
If your HVAC system is more than ten years old and is no longer keeping your house comfortable, have it evaluated by an HVAC professional. If the professional discovers that your system is not performing efficiently and needs upgrading, consider replacing it with a unit that has earned the ENERGY STAR rating. Replacing your old HVAC equipment with ENERGY STAR qualified equipment can cut your annual energy bill by more than $115 depending on where you live.
Even with a new system, it’s still important to have an HVAC company to perform regular maintenance on your system. Maintenance will help keep your equipment running efficiently to maximize energy efficiency. It’s recommended to have seasonal maintenance at the start and end of cooling and heating seasons.
Energy Savings with Hutchinson
Hutchinson proudly offers an ENERGY STAR Home Energy Audit. Their professionals will look for roof leaks, window leaks, and other areas that may not be adequately vented. Our ENERGY STAR experts will also test your home’s appliances to determine if they are functioning efficiently and safely. They will even check for potentially dangerous carbon-monoxide leaks. To schedule a free energy audit, fill out the form on our website, and a representative will reach out to you for the best date and time.