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How A New HVAC System Can Save You Money And Energy

Replace your old HVAC system

The average HVAC unit only lasts about 15 years, meaning you’ll likely have to replace it several times if you own the same home for an extended period of time.

While replacing your HVAC unit is an investment — the average new system costs about $7,000 — a new one isn’t all bad news.

For starters, you’re adding value to your home, which can help increase its resale value. But above all, newer HVAC systems also excel when it comes to efficiency, meaning you’re likely to see savings in both energy and your utility bills. In this post, we’ll take a closer look at how a new HVAC unit can help you save energy and money.

Key Benefits of a New HVAC Unit

Optimize for Your Size

One nice thing about purchasing a new HVAC unit is that you can be sure that whatever new system you choose, it’s the perfect solution for your home.

By this, we mean selecting an HVAC unit that’s not too large and not too small for your building. Many homeowners assume that bigger is better when it comes to HVAC units, but in reality, you could be producing a lot more heat and/or cool air than what your home requires.

As a result, it could drive up your utility bills. Conversely, if you select an HVAC unit that is too small, then it’ll be working harder to heat or cool your property. You want to select one that’s just right.

Enhanced Efficiency

HVAC equipment is always moving forward, and if you’re replacing a 15-year-old unit with a brand spanking new one, you can probably safely assume that it’s going to be much more efficient than your old one.

Make sure you check the Seasonal Energy Efficiency (SEER) rating when you’re shopping for your new system. We encourage you to select a model that’s at least a “14” rating.

When it comes to SEER, higher is always better in terms of energy efficiency. Compared to the unit you’re replacing, you may be able to significantly reduce energy costs by acquiring an HVAC unit that is much more efficient.

Less Repair, Maintenance

Chances are you’re replacing your aging HVAC unit because it’s either become too expensive to repair or because it simply isn’t worth fixing anymore.

Like an aging vehicle, the older your HVAC unit gets, the more repair and maintenance it will require to continue operating at some level of effectiveness.

With a new unit, you likely won’t have to worry about regular repair and maintenance right away. This can help you save money on annual maintenance costs as it pertains to caring for your HVAC unit and reducing expenditures.

Automated Technology

A new HVAC unit represents a great opportunity to further optimize its efficiency with smart technologies. Smart thermostats are gaining popularity for a variety of reasons. They can help detect when residents are inside the household and automatically flip over into energy saving mode when they aren’t.

When residents return home, it can click back into heating or cooling mode to bring the house to pre-set temperatures. Smart thermostats are also programmable from anywhere via a mobile app, and temperatures can be pre-programmed during the morning, afternoon, evening and while you sleep.

When used correctly, smart thermostats can help save energy while keeping a home comfortable for residents.

Better Indoor Air Quality

New HVAC units also often come with better filtration systems that improve the indoor air quality (IAQ) in an environment. These filters often do a much better job of removing the likes of pollen, dust, mold, pet dander and more from your home’s indoor environment.

In addition to removing pollutants, advanced HVAC systems also do a better job of controlling humidity, purifying the air and making your home just more overall comfortable.


Now that you’ve learned the benefits of a new HVAC system, it’s time to figure out the one that’s right for your household.

Where should you start?

Do some research on your own to figure out your options, and then contact your local HVAC distributor. They will provide you with more information on which new HVAC system can save you the most money and how it can improve your household’s energy efficiency and air quality.

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I am a writer and reporter for the clean energy sector, I cover climate change issues, new clean technologies, sustainability and green cars. Danny Ovy

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