HVAC | February 15, 2017
HVAC Upgrades to ConsiderIf your HVAC is more than ten years old, needs frequent repair or just doesn't seem to be getting the job done, you might be thinking about investing in an upgrade. Here are a few areas where you could see improvement if you do decide to install a new system:
- Energy efficiency: Newer HVAC systems tend to waste less energy than older ones, especially if you select one that's ENERGY STAR® certified.
- Rightsizing: More isn't necessarily better. If your current system isn't the right size for your space and needs, here's your chance to correct that. Talk to the Comfort Advisors at ARS®/Rescue Rooter® (1-800-277-9400). They'll help you find a system that fits.
- System type: Is your current system the best type for your needs and climate? Now’s the time to shop your options! Dual-fuel, heat pump, forced-air, geothermal, radiant—we’ll be glad to walk you through the pros and cons of each.
- Control: Need more or less heat in one area of the house? A multi-zone system may be something you'll want to consider.
- Humidifier/dehumidifier: Keeping your home’s humidity in the comfort zone can be tricky. Too humid, and you’ll encourage mold and mildew growth. Too dry, and your skin, throat and sinuses may suffer.
- Air cleaner: Keeping your ducts and air filter clean on a regular basis can go a long way toward improving your indoor air quality, but a UV light cleaner can add a bonus layer of protection for your home. It works by neutralizing bacteria and fungal spores, inhibiting their growth.
- Air sealing and insulation: Running a new HVAC without addressing leaky ducts or insufficient insulation may lead to disappointing results. Consider scheduling a professional energy audit to identify problem areas.