Heating and cooling is the biggest energy user in most homes, adding up to roughly 40 percent of the average household’s energy bills. So when the time comes to replace your system, it pays to look at all your options and make an informed choice.
Upgrading the heating system in your home is an investment, but it can really pay off in the form of long term savings. Before you make any decisions, there are a few questions you should ask yourself about your old system:
- Are you paying more than you think you should (or more than you used to) in energy bills?
- Does your furnace, heater, or air conditioner run a lot?
- Is your system more than 10 years old, and does it not keep your house comfortable?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then a new heating system is something to consider. But before you make that investment, you should be aware that there are a few other possible causes to the problems listed above, along with a few other solutions. There are a few steps you should take before you buy a new heating system:
- Check your home and HVAC system for air leaks. Leaks can cause conditioned air to escape, driving up heating bills and reducing comfort. Leaky air ducts are a common culprit.
- Have an energy assessment done in your house by an HVAC professional. This can help you root out potential problems that may be causing your heating system to perform poorly.
Whatever you do, it’s important to consult with a professional before you invest in a new heating system. It’s the best way to make sure you get the most out of your system and don’t spend more than you have to.
Upgrading the heating system in your home is a big decision, and the professionals at Mathews CCAC can help you make the transition as smooth as possible. We’ve been providing expert service throughout the Coastal Bend area since 1979, so contact Mathews CCAC today to learn more about the possibilities of a new heating system.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Corpus Christi, Texas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about upgrading your heating system and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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