Cutting Utility Costs by $100’s
Older heating and cooling units that don’t function well can make energy bills run up to 49% higher than newer models. The efficiency of newer models is 95% vs ~60% of those a few years old. Here are a few warning signs that your unit could be wasting $100s:
- It is more than 10 years old
- Gas & electric bills are rising
- Inconsistent hot or cold interior temperatures
- You’ve had repairs in the last 2 years
- Your house feels dry or dusty
Rebates offer massive savings potential
Some state and local utility companies offer rebates and incentives for installing a new, energy-efficient unit. Depending on your state, this could mean $100s to $1,000s back in your pocket. Keep in mind that these are stackable with any manufacturer provided savings or discounts.
Better Performance Equals Better Resale Value
New high-tech models incorporate sound absorbing materials to reduce noises, use 1/3 less fuel compared to older models, have longer warranties and superior air flow. All of these factors culminate into a higher resale value for your house when prospective buyers see a new unit.