Old Man Winter is settled in for what looks like a long stay for many of us. Unfortunately, some of you are going to experience the following. You wake up in the morning colder than usual. Your thermostat is set at 70 degrees, so why is it only 63 degrees in your bedroom? Uh oh.
It’s time to call on your friends at Sanborn’s for furnace repair. And then you start thinking back and realize you have had to make that same call too many times the past couple of years even though you rarely use the thing.
At some point, spending money on that old heating system just doesn’t make a lot of sense. If it’s more than 10 years old and having constant issues, it may be time for a new system that will be more efficient and could actually reduce your monthly utility bill. In most homes, your HVAC system typically accounts for 40% of energy usage, so there are significant savings to be had.
To get the process started, schedule us to perform an energy assessment at your home. We will be able to make sure any problem you’re having isn’t just due to ductwork air leaks or another issue that’s unrelated to your HVAC unit.
And you could get some assistance paying for it; in some areas electric utility companies will pay for energy efficiency assessments. In addition, some states offer rebates or discounts when you install insulation or make other energy efficiency improvements.
Once finished with the assessment, your heating and cooling system replacement professional can talk with you about the condition of your current system and whether it’s time to consider replacing it.
There are numerous factors that impact system heating and cooling efficiency and sizing. A system that is not adequately sized can cause higher energy bills and early system failure. An experienced heating and cooling professional can determine the right choice for your home by measuring the home, inspecting the construction, and recognizing the direction the property is facing. Therefore, providing an estimate over the phone is not practical and unreliable.
Sanborn’s trusted HVAC professionals can help you figure the numbers using proper factors, all tailored needed to ensure your 100% satisfaction. These factors include comparing the cost of a new HVAC unit to the anticipated cost of repairs and projected utility bill savings.
Certainly, a new system is going to be a major investment, but it’s no different than other significant purchases that have to be made. If the family car is 10 years old and the transmission goes out, spending $2,000 to $3,000 to repair it may be throwing good money after bad. A wiser choice may be investing in a new car.
And the feeling of waking up in a nice, comfortable house—PRICELESS!