Replacing Your Air Conditioning & Heating System
America’s Best Mechanical & Electrical technicians are professionals at accurately troubleshooting any heating and air conditioning system with a problem. If your air conditioning system quits on a blistering hot Summer day, we don’t just jump the gun and tell you to replace your system. Sometimes it’s a small part, or a dirty indoor coil and the AC is just fine with a little cleansing and TLC. We pride ourselves on giving our customers honest answers with quality care and service. However, there are times when new equipment is definitely worth consideration for your home.
Three Things to Know About a New System:
Efficiency. If you have an old 6 SEER air conditioner and a 60% AFUE furnace, moving to an 18 SEER AC and 80% AFUE furnace is going to save you hundreds in utilities per year! Since the weather is so very different in all 4 seasons in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, it is best to upgrade to high-efficiency heating and air conditioning systems, to ensure you are receiving not only the optimal level of comfort in your home, but the most energy-efficient and low-cost comfort as well!
So as you can see, a new system is going to pay for itself pretty quickly in just energy savings alone. That doesn’t factor in any ongoing repairs on the old system, which would obviously make the payback of the new system more rapid. Sometimes making an initial investment can mean a much higher payoff throughout the course of ownership!
Comfort. New systems feature comfort benefits such as communicating capabilities, better air quality control and more subtle air movement. If you purchase the right type of furnace and air conditioner setup, you’ll definitely be more comfortable! You can also install a smart thermostat, which will help you control your home’s comfort from anywhere in your home, or even at work! Today’s technology can allow you to leave the heat off while you’re not home, and turn it on when you’re en-route, to give you even more savings on energy usage!
Impact. This is the term we use to describe the interruption a heating and air system has on your life. For example, do you have to turn up the TV because your furnace (or air handler) is adjacent to the living room, or the noise from the vents is just too loud? There are features to make sure you consider with a new system to reduce impact. A newer system is definitely more quiet, especially in comparison to window/wall air conditioning. Your ears will thank you!
For example, here’s the point we eluded to above: Variable speed ECM fan motors in furnaces and air handlers reduce drafts, improve air quality (with the right filters) and are also whisper quiet. You’ll barely know the system is even turned on. So, even though you don’t need a high efficiency system, you do want a model equipped with a variable speed fan. You will LOVE the difference, and you won’t have to adjust volume or positions in your home to avoid it anymore!
As stated before, new “smart” thermostats such as the Nest or Honeywell Lyric with auto-tuning capabilities also reduce impact, and save on utility bills!!!
Does a new system sound like a good investment for your home?
Here’s the facts, plain and simple: If you’re planning on living in your home for another 5-10 years, and you have older equipment keeping you comfortable, a new system is actually a pretty smart thing to invest in. It will pay for itself, and also make your home feel more comfortable for less money! This is also a great selling factor when you’re ready to take the leap into your next home, if ever. High efficiency means efficiency all around – in your home and in your pockets!
We offer free, in-home estimates so we can inspect your current setup and unique home characteristics. We’ll then give you the right advice on what options are ideal based on your efficiency and budgetary goals. Schedule your FREE estimate online today!