While there are many areas of your home that may require upgrades, you should prioritize those that help improve your home’s energy efficiency. Heating and air conditioning expert Schmitt lists the reasons why such upgrades should be at the top of your list.
Energy Savings — Energy efficiency leads to energy savings. Given that nearly half of an average home’s annual energy consumption is spent on heating and cooling, upgrades geared toward energy efficiency can result in significant savings. That’s why it’s important to prioritize projects that improve energy efficiency, such as upgrading home insulation. A certified HVAC technician can also upgrade your furnace to another with a better AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) rating.
Reliability — You need a heating and cooling system that you can count on all year round, which is why you need to upgrade to a better system if yours is inadequate. Upgrading within the same category is a popular option since this type of upgrade lets you keep components such as existing air ducts and thermostats. Upgrading an old oil- or gas-fired furnace to a new one doesn’t just get you a heating system with a better AFUE rating, but also one that is less likely to fail on you during extreme weather.
Longer Life Span — Heating and cooling systems that operate in a well-insulated environment are less likely to require HVAC repair, and typically have longer-than-expected life spans. With proper care and maintenance, conducted by a certified HVAC technician, you can expect your upgraded HVAC system to stay working to the end of, or even beyond, its expected life span.
Consistent Comfort — An energy-efficient home is a comfortable home. If you only need one reason to improve your home’s energy efficiency—apart from the substantial energy savings—it’s the fact that you and your family can enjoy consistent comfort all year round.
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