Does Your House Need a New HVAC System?
September 18, 2014
Stay warm this winter and save money on energy costs by upgrading your home’s HVAC system.
Winters in Missouri can be cold, icy, and frigid. The HVAC system in your home is responsible for keeping your home cozy and warm, however, the HVAC system may be needlessly raising your home’s energy bill by approximately 30% according to energy.gov. If you are in need of a new HVAC system, make sure you install the correct-sized system with the most energy efficiency. You will save money on energy costs as well as ensuring your family is warm through the winter.
The Right Sized HVAC System For Your House
Talk to a St. Louis HVAC company about choosing the right HVAC system for your home. They will inspect the size of your house to make sure that the one you choose is not too big or too small. An HVAC system that is too large will use excessive energy, causing you to have high utility bills. The HVAC technician will help you find the perfect-sized system that is the most energy efficient. You will then see savings in your utility bills that may offset the cost of the HVAC system.
When to Install a New HVAC System
You are also going to want to talk with them about the cost and inconvenience of the installation. These are not conversations you want to have in January. If you are thinking about updating your home’s HVAC system, it should be done by mid-fall, before freezing temperatures arrive. You do not want to be without heat for even one night in the middle of winter.
Additional Items to Think About
The heating unit may not be the only thing that needs replacing. Older homes can benefit from having older duct work replaced. You can also look at where your duct work is running and see if adding layers of insulation could help. This is especially useful in attic spaces. Also consider the thermostat. If you are still using an older thermostat, you are not allowing your home to reach its maximum energy efficiency. A digital thermometer will allow you to control the heating system in your home even when you are not there.
The exact cost of installing a new HVAC system will depend on the size and type that you choose, plus any extras like the duct work and thermostat. Your St. Louis HVAC company will take all of this into consideration when preparing an estimate for you. Do not let the cost of a new HVAC system deter you. If yours is no longer efficient for your home, than you are losing money in your utility bills. Call Scott-Lee Heating Company at (314) 200-0788 for a free consultation.