HVAC Upgrades

Do you have an aging furnace or air conditioner that is in need of an overhaul? The thought of investing in a new AC or furnace can be a little scary – the upfront costs can be high, and many people think they can just sweat it out until next season. But at All Seasons Heating & Cooling, we want you to know that HVAC upgrades don’t have to worry you. In fact, if you upgrade your heating or air conditioning system with a more efficient system, you could see huge savings on all sides – usually enough to justify the cost of the new AC or furnace!

Benefits of HVAC Upgrades

The first thing many people think about when thinking about HVAC upgrades is how much the new AC, furnace or heat pump will cost. But really, this is the last thing that should cross your mind! Upgrading your HVAC system can provide you will all sorts of benefits, including:

  • Lower energy bills
  • Excellent construction
  • More space
  • Quieter operation and optimal home comfort
  • Better air quality
  • Solid value and reliable heating and cooling performance
  • Great HVAC product warrantees

How to Figure Out if You Should Upgrade Your HVAC System

If you’re still on the fence about whether you should invest in a new air conditioner, there is a way to figure out how much money you’ll save. This looks complicated, but really it’s pretty easy (and if you need help, an All Seasons technician can help you figure it out! First, figure out:

  • How much you’ve spent on HVAC repairs over the past few seasons
  • How many watts your current HVAC system consumes
  • How many watts the HVAC system consumes
  • Approximately how many hours per day your HVAC system will run
    • Assume the following: 4 mo x 30 days/mo x 12 hrs / day = 1440 hrs
  • What the rate of a kilowatt-hour (kWh) is for your area
    • Assume you pay $.10 / kWh

Now let’s say we have two 3-ton (36,000 BTU) air conditioners: one with 10 SEER and the other with 15 SEER. To get the wattage each consumes, divide the BTUs by the SEER:

  • 10 SEER = 3,600 watts
  • 15 SEER = 2,400 watts

Only a few more steps. Multiply the wattage by the amount of hours your AC will be running and the cost per kilowatt hour:

  • 10 SEER = [(3,600 watts x 1440 hours) / (1000 watts / kWh)] x $.10.kWh = $518.40
  • 15 SEER = [(2,400 watts x 1440 hours) / (1000 watts / kWh)] x $.10.kWh = $345.60

Subtract the differences to get the amount you will save with the more efficient AC:

  • 518.40 – 345.60 = 172.8 per season.

Factor in the amount you spend on repairs every season and compare that to the price of a new AC or heating system to figure out the payback period of upgrade.

If you’ve done the math and decided that a new AC or heating system is right for you, call All Seasons Heating & Cooling and ask about HVAC upgrades today!

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