Was this summer in Lufkin, Texas, hard on your HVAC unit? Are you just tired of shelling out money for what seems like endless repairs? While the cost of installing a new HVAC system might be a hard pill to swallow, you may actually save money in the long run.
How a New Unit Saves Money
New HVAC systems are much more efficient than those made even 10 years ago. Older systems quickly lose their efficiency when it comes to fuel usage. New systems have an efficiency rating of 90 percent or higher, saving you fuel during heating season.
New HVAC units are more efficient than their older counterparts. Installing a system with a SEER rating of 15 can save you around $100 a year over a SEER rating of 10. Many of today’s new units have a SEER of 15, where 20-year-old systems have a SEER of around 8 – 10.
Many of the new systems come with programmable thermostats that regulate temperatures in certain zones of your home. Allowing certain zones more heat while keeping other areas that aren’t used as much a cooler temperature saves money. Programming your HVAC system’s use based on energy consumption helps reduce overall use.
High-efficiency units come with variable-speed motors that provide consistent airflow throughout the house. Better airflow helps regulate temperature, remove air contaminants, and prevent mold.
New HVAC systems reduce on- and off-cycling, keeping the overall use lower than an older unit. These systems generally require less repair, especially when maintained regularly, and will last longer than older systems.
Since a new HVAC system is an investment, it’s nice to know that many come with extended warranties, including parts warranties for as long as 10 years.
Your HVAC Professionals
It’s important to call a professional when choosing a new HVAC system. Your technician will help you choose the right-sized unit for your home, helping to maximize your savings. Give McWilliams & Son a call at 936-465-9191 to speak with one of our experienced technicians.
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