You've probably heard that replacing your old HVAC system will save you money on your energy bills. This is almost always true. In fact, new HVAC equipment may save you so much on energy that it pays for itself, over time. One question that you might have, though, is exactly how a new HVAC system will save you so much. As it turns out, there are a few ways you'll save by making this swap.
Newly manufactured HVAC equipment is inherently more efficient.
When any furnace or air conditioner is new, it tends to use less energy than when that same machine has aged. In a new machine, all of the parts are in perfect condition. There's less friction when they slide past one another. The motor is not fighting to work in spite of wear and tear. Thus, even if you were to replace your aged HVAC equipment with the exact same make and model — but brand new — you would save significantly on energy.
New HVAC equipment is made to be more efficient.
Efficiency has been a top priority among companies that make HVAC equipment. They have put a lot of money, time, and research into designing equipment that uses less energy than older HVAC equipment. The more you pay for a unit, the more efficient it tends to be. You can decide to spend a bit more and get a unit that saves you a ton of energy, or spend a little less and get a unit that saves you a little. However, almost all new HVAC equipment is significantly more efficient than new HVAC equipment was a decade ago.
HVAC contractors keep efficiency at the forefront when they install new equipment.
The way HVAC equipment is installed also impacts its efficiency. The type of thermostat it is wired into, how the ductwork is laid out, and the way the gas lines are run all affect how well the equipment will perform. These days, as energy efficiency becomes even more important, HVAC contractors are being careful to install HVAC systems so that they run as efficiently as possible.
Installing a new HVAC system will save you money on energy, and in more ways than one. To learn more about efficiency and modern HVAC equipment, reach out to an HVAC contractor near you. They can help you select the units that are right for your home and budget.Share
1 November 2022
While sitting in my living room on a hot summer day, I could feel the heat coming through the ceiling out of my attic and making the house warm up more than it should. I crawled up into the attic one evening to find out that the roof vents weren't working any longer because they were clogged with all sorts of debris. Did you know that when this happens, your home's temperature can rise to very uncomfortable levels? Did you know that your home could actually be damaged if the attic isn't well vented? This blog will show you all about attic ventilation.