High energy bills? Air conditioner not cooling as it used to? Is your Durham AC system over ten years old? If you answered yes to these questions, it might be time for an upgrade to a new, energy efficient air conditioning system. A common factor to higher energy bills is a system that has reached the end of its service time and is not performing efficiently. Boer Brothers Heating and Cooling can help you to find out how to solve the high energy bill problem.
Energy Assessments Are Helpful for Determining if an Upgrade is Needed
How do you know exactly when you should consider a new HVAC system for your home? If you are contemplating a new heating and cooling system, but not sure that your system’s problems require an upgrade at this time, there is a useful assessment that can be done. Hgtv.com provides some valuable information on how an energy assessment will assist you in finding out the right sized system for your home, and how you can further save energy that will bring cost savings:
“Before you spend thousands of dollars on a new heating or cooling system, it’s a good idea to check your house and your HVAC system for costly air leaks. This could be the root of the problem, and may be a lot less expensive to treat.
It’s a good idea to start by having an energy assessment done on your home by an energy efficiency professional. This can either be a walk-through with a clipboard, or a more comprehensive audit with a blower-door test that pressurizes the house so energy leaks can be detected. In some areas, electric utilities subsidize the costs of energy efficiency assessments, and some states offer rebates or discounts on having insulation installed or other work done to make your home more efficient.
Why is this a great first step? Because properly insulating your home and sealing leaks will help your heating and cooling system run much more efficiently. You may discover that you don’t need to replace that system after all. And if you do replace it, your new heating or cooling system can then be sized properly and run more efficiently, potentially saving you significantly on both your upfront costs and energy bills in the future.”
It is important that a certified and qualified HVAC technician assesses and installs your system to ensure that safety procedures are being followed and that your unit is sized correctly. According to www.hgtv.com, there are reasons why it is necessary to ensure that you are using a reputable air conditioner installer like Boer Brothers Heating and Cooling for the job:
“An improperly sized or installed HVAC system can leak deadly carbon monoxide or other toxins into a home, cost you much more money, promote mold growth that can lead to chronic illness, or start fires. So seek a professional with some certifications such as NATE (North American Technician Excellence). A NATE patch signifies that the contractor employs technicians who have passed this national certification.
One of the most important things an HVAC professional should do is conduct a load calculation to properly size your system. If an HVAC professional cannot do a proper load calculation or does not adhere to the Quality Installation Specification, seek one who will. Your health, safety and bank account may depend on it.”
Boer Brothers Heating and Cooling provides expert installation services by our qualified and certified technicians. Whether you need annual maintenance, a Durham AC repair, or a system replacement, we will perform the service efficiently so you can return to high-quality heating and cooling. If higher energy bills are bringing you down, call Boer Brothers to inspect your heating and cooling system to assess where the problem area is located. Sometimes, a simple repair will bring your system back to top efficiency and cost savings. Other times, your HVAC system in Durham will need to be replaced. Making smart decisions about your heating and cooling system can have a big impact on your utility bills and comfort. Call Boer Brothers Heating and Cooling today at 919-929-9886.
(Source: Is It Time to Upgrade Your HVAC?, www.hgtv.com, 2015)