Have you ever thought that your old furnace or air conditioner was ready to be replaced? Did you know that if your system is 10 years or older, it could be costing you a lot more money than you think?
A good indication of this is your utility bills! Your heating and air conditioning systems should last for 10+ years. This means that you have 10+ years of utility bills that are the direct result of how your system is functioning. If you have an older system that hasn’t had proper service throughout the years, there is a strong chance that you are paying more than you should be to keep your home or business comfortable.
One great example of saving on utility bills by upgrading to energy efficient equipment would be a firehouse we took care of last year. In January of 2017, we installed a new system at the Bushnell Basin Fire Department. We installed a 95% energy efficient Lochnivar Knight boiler system, a new Mitsubishi ductless system for air conditioning, and an Arzel zoning system throughout the facility.
They have calculated their heating bills from last year to this year, and it has dropped down about $10,000 total! There a few other factors that played into this, such as weather, but the main reason the bills were lowered was because of the new, energy-efficient equipment.
They also decided to sign up for annual maintenance on their HVAC system. This will guarantee that a professional from Airquip comes out and takes a look at each system at least once a year. Not only does this make sure that everything is working when it is needed, but it also ensures that the system is running as well as it can be. Just like a car, you wouldn’t drive it for years and years without having an oil change. It would break down and cost a bunch of money in repairs. The same applies to your HVAC systems, and this fire department wanted to make sure they were comfortable while saving money as well.
When all is said and done, the moral of the story is to make sure you are keeping an eye on your heating and cooling bills! You may simply think that the weather is driving them up, or that the price just increases year after year. This is true to an extent, but the reality is that your old and inefficient equipment may be the cause of your increased bills.
A few good things to consider when it comes to knowing if your HVAC equipment is efficient would be…
Are your bills abnormally higher?
Have you had your system serviced in the past year?
Is your equipment 10+ years old?
Is your home as comfortable as it should be?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you may be ready to consider replacing your existing equipment or having the equipment cleaned and inspected by a professional from our company. Give us a call at 585-641-3080 to learn more!