Replacing your home’s HVAC system can be one of the biggest expenses of homeownership. On the other hand, high utility bills from running old, outdated equipment can also stress your wallet.
Did you know that you can save a great amount of money each year with the right residential air conditioning system for your home? Here Cool Zone Air Conditioning and Heating discusses a few ways to save money when buying a new HVAC system.
Pay attention to tax credit and utility rebate opportunities. While the initial investment in a higher-efficiency unit will be greater, tax incentives and utility rebates will ultimately save you money. An energy-efficient modern HVAC system will reduce your energy consumption and thus your utility bills. In order to determine the overall cost of your HVAC system, ask our HVAC estimator about any tax credits and utility rebates available.
Consider the right size. You can’t use just any air conditioner in your home. To determine the right size, you need to know the square footage of your house, as well as how many levels there are and how much insulation it has. Too large, and the unit will cycle on and off too often, wasting money and energy. And on hot summer days, the AC unit won’t be able to cool your entire house if it’s too small and inefficient.
Ask about the warranty. Most HVAC manufacturing companies warranty the equipment, but not air conditioning repairs and labor. As a result, you’ll still have to pay someone to replace a part if it breaks in the future. Keep in mind that in order to keep the warranty valid, most manufacturers require annual maintenance on HVAC systems. The total cost of ownership of a new HVAC system should include the cost of annual maintenance.
Select an energy-efficient HVAC system. Energy-efficient HVAC systems can help you save money by reducing energy use considerably during the first few months. It’s possible to save close to $200 a year by replacing a window-mounted air conditioner. Between 30% and 50% of your new unit’s energy consumption could be saved, in fact. You can also customize your air conditioning system to save even more money.
When it comes to all things HVAC-related, turn to the pros at Cool Zone Air Conditioning and Heating. We offer residential and commercial air conditioner installation and repair services and everything in between. Feel free to give us a call at (623) 253-1018 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation.