Thinking of Upgrading to a High Efficiency HVAC System?Published on: May 16, 2012
If the HVAC system in your Rome, Georgia home was there when you moved in, you may not know how old it is. The only thing you know for sure is that it has become inefficient and expensive to maintain. Even so, the decision to replace a HVAC system is never an easy one as it represents one of the larger financial purchases for your home. If you have been considering upgrading to a HVAC system with greater energy efficiency, a professional heating and cooling company in Rome, Georgia should be able to help you weigh your options.
Professional HVAC companies understand that your household budget is probably your biggest concern in the decision to replace your air conditioner or furnace. One way to look at financial concerns is to review your heating, cooling and repair bills over the past year and compare them to the cost of upgrading to a HVAC system with greater energy efficiency. You may be surprised to add up all you have spent on repairs and high utility costs, especially if that money would have paid for a good portion of a new system.
Although older systems may not have energy efficiency ratings, try to see if you can locate one anyway. Air conditioners should have an energy efficiency rating of 13 or above and heating systems should be rated at 8.2 or higher. These ratings are called the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) number for air conditioners and the Heat Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF) for furnaces and heat pumps. The highest numbers represent the greatest energy efficiency.
If loud noises and uneven heat and cool air distribution are a problem with your heating system or air conditioner, this could indicate major problems. In both cases, you would probably be better off replacing the unit with one that is more energy efficient. Today’s HVAC units have been designed to operate more quietly as well as provide equal distribution of heat and cool air throughout the home. With a new energy efficient heating system or air conditioner, you will be more comfortable and save money at the same time.