Two out of every three American homes are air-conditioned, and 57% of homes use natural gas as their fuel for heat. When considering what type of heating and cooling services are right for you, think about installing an energy-efficient heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. Here are three reasons why:
The annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) of modern HVAC units is between 90 and 98.5%. You could lower your energy usage by 20 to 50% by installing a high-efficiency HVAC system and taking additional steps to keep your house cooler.
Conventional ductwork may cause energy losses of up to 40%. A ductless mini split system like those offered by Randall’s Heating and Cooling resolves this concern. Ductless systems enable you to individually control the temperatures of each room in your home. This saves on energy since you won’t be cooling or heating rooms that aren’t in use at the time.
Because modern units are built with on/off cycles for the maximum amount of efficiency, high-efficiency HVAC units last longer than traditional units do. Routine maintenance by expert HVAC service technicians, along with a smart thermostat, can further extend the life of your system.
Unlike other costly home improvements that do little to add value to your home, in addition to reducing your energy bills, a high-efficiency HVAC unit increases the resale value of your home as well.
This a powerful selling point to potential buyers who are weighing the potential costs of HVAC repair and replacement, along with the estimated cost of energy bills. Putting in a new HVAC system eliminates the need to lower the selling price of your home because your furnace or air conditioner isn’t up to date.
Heating and cooling services are an important investment in your home, and by installing a modern, energy-efficient HVAC unit, you’ll have a longer-lasting unit that is not only more cost-efficient but also one that adds to the resale value of your home, should you ever decide to sell. In the meantime, you and your family can stay comfortable all year long.