High energy bills are a constant irritation, and never more so than during the colder holiday season. If you’ve been fighting with high bills like many others due to your heating and air conditioning system. With an older or less-efficient ventilation and air system, you may be bleeding out excess energy, and subsequently money.
This leads many to consider a brand new HVAC system, more energy efficient, and by extension, a long term money saver.
These units don’t come cheap though, and so, as a homeowner, you need to evaluate whether the HVAC system can really save you money, or if its expense will not outweigh the initial cost. To that end, there are a few things to consider.
Age of Current HVAC System
If your current HVAC system is 15 years or older, it is likely time to consider a replacement. Even then, if your system isn’t exhibiting any major issues, the cost of a new HVAC’s installation may be more steep than you’re willing to pay for. Just because it isn’t malfunctioning, doesn’t mean that it is performing efficiently. HVAC maintenance may be necessary, but even after, you may find that you are consuming far more energy than a new HVAC system would by a substantial margin.
Cost vs Savings
This one comes down to the numbers, and you may need to consult a professional service in order to correctly assess it. Current technology has significantly optimized energy efficiency, which can make a large dent in your bills and necessitating fewer repairs. This also depends on if it is a home you intend to keep for a long period of time, and how much the installation will cost you.
In many cases, if you don’t plan to move during the lifespan of the new system, the savings the new HVAC system incurs will eventually pay for itself. It is worth noting though, that another perk of purchasing a new HVAC system, is that even if you do move, the new system will also increase the value of your home. Newer and more efficient HVAC systems are highly sought after, and are sure to raise the digits on your home’s pricetag.
In all cases, age and the extent of your reliance on the HVAC system in your home should be considered. Some cases you may be better served with a tune-up or looking into alternative cost-cutting measures, but if your current system is old enough, it may be time to upgrade.
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