The summer heat in Pennsylvania can get oppressive, and our air conditioners are often required to work overtime to keep our homes cool and comfortable. The same can be said about our winters, where our furnaces and heat pumps work hard to keep out the frosty chill.
As we rapidly approach the hottest days of summer, you may notice that your air conditioner is taking longer to cool your home and that your electricity bills are higher than before. This may be a sign that your air conditioner is on its last legs.
If this is the case, it might be time to look into buying a new HVAC system that can keep your family comfortable in the sweltering heat. If you’re considering buying a new air conditioner, there are numerous benefits of considering a high efficiency HVAC system. High efficiency HVAC systems utilize cutting edge technology to keep your home cool or warm in the most efficient manner possible.
Save Money on Your Electric Bills – Studies show that up to 50% of a home’s utility bills are spent on heating and cooling needs. In order to maximize your savings, purchasing HVAC equipment that consumes less energy should be a priority. As a result of lower energy use, investing in high-efficiency equipment can save you hundreds of dollars every year. When researching which system to buy, remember that a higher SEER rating equals less energy consumption. It is also important to note that by purchasing an EnergyStar certified unit, you may be eligible for a government tax credit that can help offset the price difference between a high efficiency unit vs a standard model.
Efficient Heating and Cooling – Not only are high efficiency HVAC units more energy efficient, but they also work faster. Typically, HVAC systems process the air in your home until it reaches the temperature you have selected on your thermostat. Once it reaches this temperature, the unit will turn off until it is required again. A high efficiency unit will reach your specified temperature significantly faster, meaning it will not have to run as often or as long per cycle as standard models.
Increased Longevity – The benefit of HVAC equipment that works more efficiently is that it limits the amount of wear and tear on the system. This means that your new unit will require less maintenance and is not as likely to break down as your older model. With proper installation and maintenance, a modern energy-efficient air conditioner and heater can last for up to 20 years.
Better for the Environment – Having a high efficiency HVAC system not only saves you money and keeps your home comfortable, but it is also good for the environment. Since it will require less energy to cool or heat your home, it will require less energy to be generated by your municipality, meaning that fewer greenhouse gases will be released into the environment.
If you’re interested in replacing your current HVAC system with a new, high efficiency model, the certified HVAC technicians at Comfort Solutions can help you find a unit that will keep your home comfortable and your wallet happy.
For more information, please call us at 610-438-9300 or contact us online for more information.