HVAC manufacturers are constantly updating the technology that goes into their equipment. As a result, if your system is 10 to 20 years old, the equipment available today will offer many benefits over your old system. If you are in need of a new furnace or air conditioner but are resistant to purchasing one because of the expense, here are some factors worth considering.
After your mortgage payment, energy costs are likely to be the greatest expense of owning and maintaining your home. Replacing an older inefficient HVAC system with a new high-efficiency model can save a lot of money on heating and cooling your home over the life of the system. Reducing energy waste is also good for the environment.
Newer models eliminate those blasts of hot or cold air when the system kicks on and keep the temperature of your home consistent from room to room (no hot or cold spots). Some also have the ability to heat and cool only the rooms you are using to maintain your specific comfort level.
Variable speed motors increase static pressures in the ducts, sending more air to each register, ensuring the right air flow level throughout your home.
Better airflow means better air quality. Because the fan in a new system is so efficient, it can run year round without substantially increasing your energy bills. Cleaner indoor air relieves the symptoms of seasonal allergies and other respiratory ailments.
HVAC systems today are engineered to minimize the sounds of the furnace and air conditioner turning on and off. Sound-dampening insulation absorbs the excess operational noise, keeping the new system noticeably quieter than older models.
New high-efficiency systems can be controlled with a smart thermostat that lets you conveniently program the temperature to maximum energy efficiency when you are away without sacrificing comfort when you are home. For even greater convenience, these systems can even be controlled via an app on your smartphone or tablet. Some can also monitor the health of your HVAC system and diagnose potential problems to prevent unexpected breakdowns.
If you are considering selling your home in a few years, a new high-efficiency HVAC system is a great selling point for prospective buyers. A new, well-maintained system is unlikely to need repairs, won’t need to be replaced soon and provides verifiable energy savings.
Do you have questions about the latest HVAC models? IAQ can address all your HVAC needs. We serve homes in Highlands Ranch and throughout the Denver Metro Area.