Thinking about a new heating and/or air conditioning system? Ask yourself these questions to help determine how seriously you should be considering an upgrade to your current system – or at least a call to Newcomb and Company for an expert opinion.
Is it Old?
Consider replacing air conditioners or heat pumps that are over ten years old, and furnaces and boilers that are over fifteen.
Is it Expensive?
If your energy bills are high or you’re spending a lot on maintenance costs, it might make more sense in the long term to get a new system that’s more efficient and less prone to breakdowns. You can use EPA’s Home Energy Yardstick tool for a sense of “how much of your home’s energy use is related to heating and cooling versus other everyday uses like appliances, lighting, and hot water.”
Is it Comfortable?
Are all the rooms in your house the right temperature with the right level of humidity? In other words, is the system doing what it’s supposed to do?
Is it Dusty?
If so, it might mean leaky ducts are deviously distributing dust around your home.
Is it Noisy?
If so, EnergyStar.gov says it might be “an undersized duct system or a problem with the indoor coil of your cooling equipment.” And nobody wants that!
Is it Programmable?
If not, you could be wasting energy heating or cooling your home when you’re sleeping or when nobody’s there.
If you’re answered “yes” to any of these, it’s time to call a professional. Contact Newcomb and Company, because your comfort is our business.