Technological advances are happening at an ever increasing pace. This is as true for your heating and cooling system as it is for your smartphone. But unlike personal electronic devices, a modern, high-efficiency HVAC system can significantly lower your energy bills.
But how do you know when it’s best to upgrade your older system?
If your current HVAC system is more than 20 years old, or if your system isn’t performing well, it may be time to consider a new unit.
When considering whether to repair your current system or upgrade to a newer model, here are some questions to think about:
- Are you frequently encountering costly HVAC system repairs?
- Do you have to constantly adjust your thermostat to stay comfortable?
- Does your air conditioner or furnace make noises when it starts up?
- Does your air feel stuffy or damp?
If any of these issues are getting in the way of your home comfort, it may be time to consider the reliability and benefits of a new system.
The good news is that HVAC technology has changed a lot in the past few years and by replacing aging equipment, you’ll be able to take advantage of smart new features and increased efficiencies that can save you money on your utility bills.
Beyond energy efficiency and money savings, modern systems come equipped with several advantages that can make a big difference in your comfort and quality of life at home.
Benefits of a New High Efficiency HVAC System
Here are the top five benefits of a high-efficiency HVAC system:
1. Filtered Air for a Fresher Home
From dust, pollen, and dander to mold and germs to odors and chemical vapors, indoor air carries all sorts of unwanted, health-affecting contaminants. In fact, studies show that the quality of indoor air can be lower than the quality of outdoor air. Fortunately, today’s high-efficiency HVAC systems can be paired with state-of-the-art filtration and powerful air purification technology. Not only do they remove allergens and the vast majority of virus-sized particles, they also combat major types of indoor pollutants. This is good news for anyone with allergies, or who simply cares about breathing cleaner air.
2. Unmatched Efficiency = Lower Energy Costs
Quite simply, older, overworked systems cost more to run. And the energy you’ll save with a high-efficiency system is healthy for your wallet as well as the environment. Today’s furnaces boast an efficiency rating up to 99%—that means it essentially converts every last bit of energy it uses into heating and cooling the home. What’s more, air conditioners that achieve an efficiency rating of up to 26 SEER cost less than half to run over an older air conditioner.
3. Consistent Heating & Cooling
No more cold blasts when the system kicks on or big temperature swings from room-to-room. Modern HVAC systems maintain your home’s ideal temperature and humidity level with precision accuracy. You can also optimize and personalize your air throughout different sections of your home so you need to only heat and cool the rooms you’re using — exactly to your comfort level.
4. Whisper Quiet
Gone are the days of noisy, rattling furnaces. Today’s systems have been engineered to minimize the sound of air kicking on or off inside the home. Thanks to special sound-dampening insulation to absorb excess noise, you can be assured it will operate at a minimal noise level that is whisper quiet.
5. Smart Controls
Today’s newer, high-efficiency HVAC systems can be equipped with smart thermostats, which you can control via an app on your smartphone or tablet. This gives you the ability to schedule and set “away” modes, adjust and maintain temperatures, ensure ideal humidity levels, optimize comfort through your home’s zones, and more. Smart thermostats can also monitor sensors in your equipment to identify, diagnose, and troubleshoot issues. This can minimize unexpected breakdowns and identify small issues before they become big ones.
As a homeowner, you have many choices about wise investments to make in your home — a new roof, bathroom upgrades, and more. But with a high-efficiency HVAC system, it’s easy to calculate the return on your home comfort investment. You’ll immediately see lower utility bills AND enjoy a cleaner, more comfortable home—now that’s a win-win!
Contact Sila today to talk with one of our home comfort experts. We’ll inspect your current system, complete a comprehensive analysis, and help you determine if a new high-efficiency HVAC system is right for you.