Your Central North Carolina HVAC system has a direct correlation with your family’s quality of life. Not only is it responsible for your home’s climate control and general level of indoor comfort, but among other things, it also regulates indoor air quality and has a direct effect on your energy bills.
If your home’s HVAC system is nearing the decade mark (or maybe even worse, if it still uses R-22 refrigerant), then it’s probably time to start considering installing a new system for a number of reasons. Installing a new HVAC system will:
Reduce Age-Related Energy Losses
First and foremost, older systems suffer from a significant degradation in performance and net a much higher level of energy losses than newer, more modern units. You can generally expect your system to lose at least 1 SEER point per every 10 years, or rough 1 percent to 2 percent a year. And that’s assuming the unit was installed correctly in the first place. If your unit was installed incorrectly or it wasn’t sized right for your house, the decline in performance can be even more dramatic.
Lower Repair and General Operating Costs
It’s a simple fact of life: Older systems tend to break down more often. And as a general rule, if repairs have exceeded more than 50 percent of the cost of a new system, simple math suggests that it’s more cost-effective to replace the system than to continue fixing it, only for it to break down again later and cost you even more money. For homeowners who do opt to replace their system, the reduced operating costs are well worth the trouble. A modern HVAC system with efficient heating and cooling components can save up to 40 percent on home heating costs and 60 percent on annual cooling costs when compared to an older system struggling along on its last legs.
Create Quality-of-Life Improvement Opportunities
For homeowners in the the Clayton, Raleigh, Fayetteville, Kinston, Goldsboro, Morehead City, Jacksonville, and Wilmington, NC area, installing a new HVAC system goes beyond saving on energy and repair costs. Doing so offers the opportunity to simultaneously add other quality of life improvements including duct sealing and insulation, programmable or smart thermostats, UV lights, air cleaners, air filters, ENERGY STAR-certified air purifiers, and other add-ons to increase utility, energy efficiency or air quality for your home.
Central North Carolina’s HVAC Installation Experts
If you’re on the fence about installing a new HVAC system in your Central North Carolina home, read through the infographic below. It has all the information and resources necessary to help you to decide. When you decide that your home does need a new system, Carolina Comfort Air is available to do system estimates on nights and weekends, and next-day HVAC installation* at your convenience. Contact us via our website today or call us at 919-879-2106 to schedule your system assessment.
*Restrictions apply. Must be able to get permit from jurisdiction and must be sold by noon EST. Contact Carolina Comfort Air for details.