3 BIG Benefits to Upgrading Your Furnace or AC System

April 15, 2016 10:48 pm Published by

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3 BIG Benefits

Most heating and cooling systems last between 10-15 years if properly maintained. If your system is nearing the 10 year mark and you’ve had to have multiple repairs, it’s time to consider a new unit. You want to have a system that is going to keep you cool in the upcoming summer months and warm once the cold winter strikes again. There has been a lot of improvements with HVAC systems in the past decade, the main one being energy efficiency. New systems are also more health conscious, being able to easily remove contaminants from the air helping you breath easy inside your home. For details and more benefits continue reading about the 3 benefits to upgrading your system.

Improved Efficiency = Lower Energy Costs

Heating and cooling accounts for up to 48% of your energy bill! If you have noticed a spike in your bill since using your heater or air conditioner, your HVAC system could be to blame.

  • Energy Star models are 10-15% more efficient than standard options.
  • With an Energy Star certified HVAC unit, you may save up to $200, possibly more off of your utility bill each year!
  • Replacing a system that was improperly installed can increase efficiency up to 30%.

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Nationwide, Energy Star homes are saving:

  • 127,529,542 annual kWh of electricity
  • $22,268,028 in annual utility expenses
  • 125,973 metric tons of CO2 emissions

Increased Home Comfort

If you’ve been suffering from health issues or persistent discomfort, your air quality could
be to blame. By upgrading your system with an air purification system you can start
breathing easier instantly. Consider these:

Air Purifier

Kills or inactivates up to 99% of germs, mold, or pollens captured.
Ideal if: You suffer from colds, allergies, asthma, and upper respiratory problems.

Humidifier

The ideal level for home humidity is between 30-50%.
Ideal if: You suffer from itchy eyes, dry skin, and nose/throat irritations, particularly during the winter.

Dehumidifier

A dehumidifier built into your homes existing HVAC system keeps your home
feeling cooler during the summer months and warmer during the winter months.
By keeping your comfortable this saves you money on utility costs.
Ideal if: Your home lacks exhaust fans in the kitchen and bathrooms.

Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV)

The ERV retains heat and moisture from exchanged air during the winter. It also
dehumidifies and pre-conditions air in the summer.
Ideal if: You want to manage the humidity in your home, lower utility costs, and
bring in fresh air.

Ultra Comfort Without Duct Installation

If your home doesn’t have duct work, you’re probably been relying on inefficient window units in the winter and space heaters in the summer for home comfort. Energy Star certified ductless systems can reduce heating and cooling costs by up to 30%.shutterstock_326856419

A Ductless System Offers:

  • Fast and easy installation.
  • Flexible placement for the unit outdoors.
  • Zoned heating and cooling for high efficiency.

Replacing and upgrading your current air conditioning and heating system can improve your health and comfort, plus the added benefit of reducing your energy bills. If it’s time to replace one or both, begin exploring the many options My Friendly Plumber has available. Visit us online or reach us at 801-923-6355.

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