Did you know that as much as 60% of your annual energy bill can go towards heating and cooling your home? If you haven’t already, it really makes sense (and dollars) to upgrade to an energy-efficient central heating and cooling system.
Thinking of replacing your old unit? We’ve compiled a few tips we think you should consider before you make that investment.
Size Matters When it comes to central heating and cooling units, bigger isn’t always better. An over-sized system will use more energy and provide less comfort. A contractor should perform a heat loss/gain calculation that factors in such things as the age of your home, square footage, and how much exposure to the sun your home receives.
Set & Forget Make sure your new system comes equipped with a programmable thermostat, so you can maximize your energy savings. A Smart Thermostat allows you to set your heating and cooling system for different times of the day.
Look For The Star Is the new system ENERGYSTAR qualified? ENERGYSTAR products offer the same features as standard products, but also incorporate energy saving technology, and this can save you up to 15% a year on your heating and cooling costs!
The Details Sometimes things can go wrong, and without regular service, even the best heating and cooling system can waste energy and break down. Talk to your contractor about their annual service policy, and what kind of maintenance you can perform yourself. In addition, don’t forget to ask your contractor about the manufacturer’s warranty.
When you upgrade with Ontario Consumers Home Services, you get the benefit of energy-efficient, ENERGYSTAR products, and our 100% Guarantee on Parts & Labor. Considering replacing your central heating and cooling system? Contact us today for your Free In-Home Estimate.