Save More on High Efficiency HVAC Systems
Granting that many people have a rough idea of how much they spend on fuel bills, these same people often do not know how much energy they are using specifically for heating and cooling their homes. So if a homeowner wants to lower his energy bill, he should be aware of how much energy each appliance is consuming so that he will not which one is consuming the most energy.
While it is true that the heating and cooling system eats up most of the energy for the home, it is also important for home owners to be able to know the condition of their unit. Replacing an older heating, cooling and ventilating system with a high efficiency unit can literally save you thousands of dollars in fuel costs thus making this investment a sound pursuit.
Considering that no one pays cash these days, the idea of buying a brand new unit on easy instalment terms that operates 100% efficiency compared to losing at least 35% on fuel consumption in older units should be enough to convince you that this is the best way to cut down your energy bill.
The latest HVAC models will allow home owners more control of the system and it has better features that the older versions, like variable speed technology and other current advances and innovations that were not present in former models.
If your heating and cooling system has been with you for many years, you are most likely wasting a lot of energy lost in your system. If you want to determine the efficiency of your system including your ductwork then you should subject it to a thorough examination by scheduling a professional evaluator.
But, it is not only in purchasing a high efficiency system that will solve your energy issues, but it also includes proper installation and regular maintenance that are also very important in achieving that energy efficiency that you are looking for. First because no matter how efficient your unit is, improper installation can reduce the overall efficiency by up to 30%. Improper installation of your HVAC unit also shortens its lifespan since the unit will always be overworked so that it can reach the temperature that you have set it to. You won’t get 100% efficiency and the lifespan of your unit will be shortened if you don’t have regular maintenance on your unit.
The best time to install new units or for your system to be checked for maintenance is during the fall. This should be the right time to arm yourself for the incoming winter where you will be needing all the heat that your unit can supply with less cost from that previous season.