Replacing your home’s HVAC system may seem like an intimidating job, but it’s stress-free if you know what attributes to look for. We’ve compiled the ultimate “things to consider” checklist to help you take the next step:
Some of your rooms are too hot or cold
Duct problems, sub-standard air sealing or insulation could be the cause. No matter how efficient your heating and cooling system is, if your home is not properly sealed and insulated against air leakage, you may not be as comfortable and your system might have to work harder.
Your home has humidity problems and/or excessive dust
Poorly operating or improperly sized equipment could be to blame. Leaky ductwork may also cause these issues, so having it sealed might be a solution. Monthly maintenance of your heating and cooling equipment’s filters might also help.
Your cooling system is noisy
Your duct system could be incorrectly sized or there might be a problem with the indoor coil of your cooling equipment.
Your equipment needs frequent repairs and your energy bills are going up
In addition to the growth in energy costs, the age and condition of your heating and cooling equipment could have caused it to become less efficient.
Your air conditioner or heat pump is more than 12 years old
Contemplate replacing it with newer, more efficient equipment. And, remember, high efficiency levels begin with ENERGY STAR®.
Your furnace or boiler is more than 15 years old
Contemplate replacing it with ENERGY STAR qualified equipment. ENERGY STAR has established high efficiency guidelines for both types of heating systems.
You leave your thermostat set at one constant temperature
You might be missing a great energy-saving opportunity. A programmable thermostat adjusts your home’s temperature at times when you’re regularly away or sleeping.
If you have any question whether or not it’s time to replace your furnace, feel free to give us a shout at 540-369-3971 to hear more about how you can raise your energy efficiency.