Is it time to upgrade my air conditioner?

If that heating and cooling system is nickel-and-diming you again this season, it may be time for a new equipment investment. While it’s tempting to nurse your HVAC equipment along to avoid buying a new one, there comes a time when continual repair and maintenance costs begin to take their toll.

At Kelley Brothers, we take your comfort objectives, budget, and home specifications into mind before recommending repairs or upgrades. We won’t pressure you into a new purchase you’re not ready for, but we’ll give you the facts about your options. While you’re doing your research, keep in mind these key reasons why high-efficiency HVAC equipment may be the best choice for your home comfort needs:


1. Your system is past its heyday. 

The average lifespan of a well-installed heating and cooling systemis 12 to 15 years, but just because it’s “still running” doesn’t mean it’s performing well. Old AC systems tend to have a SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) of 10 or under. Today’s systems have SEER ratings as high as 23. While these new systems cost more initially, you’ll notice drastically lower operating costs (and a reduced carbon footprint).


2. You have changed the configuration of your home.

To perform at its best, your heating and air conditioning systems must be configured and installed to the load calculations and design of your house. If you have added rooms, finished a basement, or recently remodeled, your HVAC system may not be heating and cooling as efficiently as it could. You might be able to install a zone system to accommodate the changes without starting from scratch, but consult with a professional from the Kelley Brothers team to determine your best option.


3. Your HVAC system has not been properly maintained.

If you moved into a home where the furnace and air conditioner were neglected, or you didn’t realize the importance of routine HVAC maintenance, your home comfort may be suffering. System neglect may shorten your equipment lifespan. If that’s the case, it’s time to consider a new, high-efficiency unit and an affordable ongoing maintenance plan.


Benefits of High-Efficiency HVAC Systems
High-efficiency HVAC systems offer a number of advantages, including:

  • Energy & utility savings
  • Lower operating costs
  • Reduced greenhouse gas emissions
  • Improved performance
  • Increased equipment lifespan
  • Fewer repair costs
  • Tax rebates & utility credits

To find out whether a high-efficiency HVAC system would be in your best interests, contact the Kelley Brothers team today. No hard sells; just straight-up facts from experienced professionals. Repair emergency? We respond 24/7. Call 734-462-6266 now—and a member of our team will be in touch promptly!



(Source: Is It Time for an Upgrade?, Timo’s Air)
2018-02-15T12:02:41+00:00 June 2nd, 2015|Energy Systems, HVAC Systems|0 Comments

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