Old Man Winter is here and for many of us, it looks like he may stay awhile. Inevitably, some of you are going to experience this scenario. You wake up in the morning shivering in your bed. You check your thermostat which you set at 68 degrees and the readout says it’s only 62 degrees in your bedroom.
Guess what? It’s time to call on us, your trusted HVAC company, for a furnace repair. And then you start adding up all the times you called in the last year or two and the total is more than you care to admit.
At some point, repairing your old and ineffective heating system just doesn’t make sense any more. If your HVAC system is more than 10 years old, a new system will almost certainly be much more efficient and could actually decrease your monthly energy bill. When you factor in that heating and cooling typically accounts for 40% of energy usage in the standard home, that’s a lot of money.
The first step is calling on your friends at Armstrong to come out and do an energy assessment. This analysis can uncover any problem you’re having other than common air leaks or other issues unrelated to your HVAC unit.
It is good to remember that in some areas electric utilities will reimburse customers for the cost of energy efficiency assessments, and some states also offer rebates or discounts on having insulation installed or other improvements to make your home more efficient and eco-friendly.
After completing the assessment, your HVAC system replacement professional can sit down with you and talk about your particular situation and whether it’s time to consider replacing it.
There are a lot of factors that go into heating and cooling efficiency and sizing. If sized incorrectly, it can create higher energy bills and early system failure. Only an HVAC expert can determine the right system. A licensed professional will measure the home, evaluate the construction and layout and factor in the direction the property is facing. This is all done on-site, so providing an estimate over the phone is not only a bad idea but insufficient.
Armstrong’s trusted HVAC professionals can help you crunch the numbers by using proper factors. The cost of a new heating and cooling system – compared to the expected cost of repairs on your old system – and potential savings you might see on your monthly utility bill are factored into this important decision. The main goal is your 100% guaranteed satisfaction.
A new system purchase will be a major investment, but it’s no different than anything else. If your car is 10 years old and the transmission goes out, it probably does not make much sense to spend thousands of dollars to repair it. The wiser choice is to make a major investment in a new car.
And besides, the feeling of waking up on a frigid winter morning and your house is warm and cozy—PRICELESS!