Fall in Southern California is that unusual time of year when we need a sweater in the morning and a pair of shorts during the afternoon. While we are not able to do anything to control the outside temperature, we can still do a lot to address the internal comfort of our homes. Upgrading to a new energy-efficient heating & air conditioning system is a great way to do this. In addition, replacing your old HVAC system can also greatly reduce your home’s energy consumption, as well as the impact on the environment.
As a homeowner, it is important to be as proactive as possible when looking to upgrade your home’s HVAC system. Older systems could be putting quite a strain on your home, the environment, and of course, your wallet. It is widely known that nearly half of the home’s energy costs are due to cooling & heating. In addition to high energy costs, an old HVAC system with improper ventilation can lead to damaging mold or hazardous mildew growth as a result of internal buildup of condensation.
When you are ready to upgrade your home’s HVAC system, you should make it a priority to seek out a licensed professional who is properly insured to provide any consultation or installation. Moreover, choosing a reputable company that provides Energy Star products can improve your energy savings by 10-15% over comparable non-Energy Star brands.
A licensed professional will be able to pinpoint and address all areas of your HVAC system. With an upgraded HVAC system, you can also receive new, state-of-the-art insulation that adequately keeps your home’s temperature balanced. Additionally, any leaky ducts should either be repaired or fully replaced, depending on the extent of the damage. By installing a new system, and with routine maintenance, you can be sure you’ll have a comfortable home for upwards of 25 years.
We may never be able to control the weather, but it’s nice to know that by making a wise investment, we can control our home’s comfort level with a new HVAC system. It’s also nice to know that by replacing your outdated heating & air conditioning unit with a more sustainable one, not only will you reduce your energy costs significantly; you will also reduce your overall carbon footprint on the environment.