Heating and air conditioning systems that are more than 10 years old may be the cause of higher energy consumption and higher utility bills. At Cogburn’s Heating and Air Conditioning, we provide our clients in North Texas with innovative solutions to their heating and A/C needs.
The cost of replacing residential heating and cooling systems with energy-efficient HVAC equipment and appliances can be daunting. But if a homeowner makes the final decision based on the lowest cost HVAC system, they may miss the benefit of the newer technologies such as unified monitoring sensor systems designed to identify energy consumption risks. Here are some suggestions on how new HVAC products add value to your property:
1) Replacing Inefficient Systems
Smart homeowners adopt energy-efficient strategies that stand to return substantial savings in utility costs over the long-term. While short-term solutions may seem less expensive on the front end, the fact is that appliances designed and engineered to promote lower energy consumption, are also a better deal in terms of maintenance expense. Add in U.S. Federal ENERGY STAR credits for meeting guidelines for energy emissions and there is an obvious return on investment potential in newer HVAC systems innovations.
It is also the case that the more energy-efficient the A/C system, the less likely that the equipment will fail. Appliances that meet ENERGY STAR requirements use less power, and are often installed with hybrid generators saving hundreds if not thousands of dollars, not to mention the wear and tear caused by overheating that traditional units experience.
2) Trends in Heating and Air Conditioning Technologies
New HVAC technologies in advanced condensing boilers, absorption chillers, evaporative chillers, heat pumps, humidity removal filters, electronic expansion valves, heat recycling units, variable speed compressor and frequency drives, and thermal energy storage features all contribute to energy efficiency. However, the shift to newer technologies in HVAC has been slow according to The U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certificate program. But the Home Rating Systems are now paving the way for rethinking the importance of controlling energy costs.
3) HVAC Integrated Solutions
Incremental replacement of components with new HVAC equipment solutions is the best method of overhauling existing cooling and heating system. Once a home owner sees improvement in the efficiency of their A/C system, they often become more open to adopting advanced technologies that will result in even greater utility cost reductions.
Concerns over environmental impact have influenced the trend in sustainable utilities. Cogburn’s technicians knowledgeable about energy saving HVAC equipment, can assist a homeowner in making the right appliance or parts selection so that their system promotes greater heating and cooling efficiency.
Programmable thermostats and remote access features with time-based temperature settings are increasing in popularity. The next step for homeowners will be life extending, renewable components such as energy recovery ventilators (ERVs) for the capture and re-use of power.
About Cogburn’s Heating and Air Conditioning
Since 1999, Cogburn’s Heating and Air Conditioning has served the North Texas area. We specialize in residential HVAC repair and replacement. Our team works to bring comfort to you, your family and your bank account. Be sure to ask about our exclusive Club Membership program. Call us toll free today at 1-866-523-8762.