You may know your air conditioner or furnace are on borrowed time, but this realization doesn’t necessarily make it easy to push forward and purchase a new HVAC system for your Las Vegas home.
Since a new system represents a major investment, it is a smart move to research your options. If it’s been awhile since replacing your HVAC system, you may be unaware of all that energy efficient models offer. Here are the top five benefits you can expect when upgrading to an energy efficient HVAC system.
Benefits of Energy Efficient HVAC Systems
1. Uses energy more efficiently and saves you money on utility bills.
As you may know, air conditioning systems are rated according to their seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER), which is the amount of energy needed to produce a specific amount of cooling. Many HVAC systems in older Las Vegas homes have SEER ratings of six or less; the minimum SEER allowed today is 13. Take it from the U.S. Department of Energy: “Today’s best air conditioners use 30 to 50 percent less energy to produce the same amount of cooling as air conditioners made in the mid 1970s. Even if your air conditioner is only 10 years old, you may save 20 to 40 percent of your cooling energy costs by replacing it with a newer, more efficient model.”
2. Frees you from the worry of a breakdown or repair on a hot summer day.
When else would you expect an air conditioner to break down but on one of the hottest days of the year? It’s not only Murphy’s Law; it’s practically a certainty if your HVAC in Las Vegas is at least 10 years old. Most systems are built to last about 15 years and tend to develop operational problems that require more frequent repairs during the last few years of their lifespan. It’s difficult to live with the unrelenting background noise of a ticking clock – a sign your HVAC system is on borrowed time.
3. Improves air flow in your home and removes impurities.
Today’s best energy-efficient HVAC systems feature variable speed motors and advanced filtration systems that produce consistent air flow that can eliminate mold spores, bacteria and viruses. Better indoor air translates to better health by: mitigating allergy and asthma symptoms, reducing the risk of respiratory disease, lessening the frequency and intensity of colds and viruses and improving sleep quality, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says.
4. Better at eliminating humidity and will make your home feel more comfortable.
Conquering humidity – not warm air – was the primary reason Willis Carrier set out to invent air conditioning. Then again, the “father of air conditioning” never lived in Las Vegas, where many people also depend on his invention to counteract triple-digit temperatures. Today’s best systems provide both “creature comforts” in equal measure.
5. Less noise and much quieter than older systems.
If you’ve grown accustomed to “talking over” your air conditioner when you’re near the air handler, you can change your ways once a new HVAC system is installed. Like cars, computers and other machines, HVAC systems have grown considerably quieter in recent years.
Upgrade to an Energy Efficient Las Vegas HVAC System
As enticing as these benefits are, they are not automatic and require a proper installation by experienced technicians. An HVAC system that is too small for a home will not cool it sufficiently, while a system that is too large will run and then quickly shut off before it has time to properly remove humidity.
Call Instant Air, the most experienced and trusted HVAC company in Las Vegas, to set up a consultation today. Be sure to mention our Efficiency Discount to receive up to $3500 off your energy efficient system replacement.