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Tips to Consider When Installing a High Efficiency HVAC System in Your Augusta Home

Published on: April 25, 2012

Your Augusta, GA, home deserves the best air conditioning and heating system you can afford. This will save money on energy bills, keep the indoor humidity at safe levels and provide the highest quality air for you and your family. Before purchasing a high efficiency system, there are tips you should consider.

The house’s existing ducting system should be inspected by an HVAC company. Mold, dirt, fungus or other debris will be removed. The inside of the ducts will then be coated with a sealer that prevents mold and fungal growth. Any leaks in the ducts will be sealed and missing insulation will be replaced. This helps your air conditioning and heating system deliver healthy air to your home.

 

An energy audit of your home is an investment you cannot afford to miss. The technicians will identify places in your home that need insulation such as doors, windows and other places. By sealing these leaks, your air conditioning and heating system will not have to work as hard to heat or cool your home. This results in lower utility bills.

 

Today’s building codes require the air conditioning and heating systems installed in new construction to have at least a 13 SEER or higher rating. There are models on the market with ratings of up to 24 SEER. The higher the rating is, the more efficient the unit is and the less energy it uses. Your local air conditioning and heating system company can help you choose the model with the highest rating for both your home and budget.

 

By choosing a model with a high SEER rating, you are on your way to maximizing your savings. An Energy Star certified unit qualifies for tax incentives and breaks. Your air conditioning and heating system company representative will be happy to help you with the paperwork to receive these incentives. With the money saved on energy bills and the incentives, your unit will pay for itself in no time.

 

Maintenance contracts offered by HVAC companies are a wise investment. The seasonal tune- up and maintenance of your system will keep it running at peak efficiency throughout its working lifetime. Any potential problem can be identified early and repaired before becoming an emergency. Discounts on parts, labor and mileage for repairs are standard benefits to contract customers. Service contract customers also receive priority scheduling during emergency calls.

 

Today’s technology has more to offer HVAC customers than ever. Split systems, geothermal and air heat pumps and ultra- high efficient units are on the market. Your local HVAC company can help identify the right unit for your climate, house and budget. One of the offerings for today’s customers is a type of unit that hooks up to solar panels. This unit can save up to 60% off an energy bill, and can be rated up to 24 SEER. It is Energy Star certified and qualifies for tax rebates and incentives. It can be hard to imagine the same sun that heats up your house also helps to power the air conditioner cooling it.

Considering these tips before purchasing an HVAC system for your Augusta, GA, home will help you save money all year long and for years to come.