Global warming is something everyone should be concerned about these days. Electricity is produced by burning coal, which is a major contributor to greenhouse gasses and global warming. Older HVAC units for residential or commercial buildings are often not energy efficient. This means that older HVAC units throughout High Desert communities are contributing to global warming. Additionally and perhaps more importantly, they cost building owners more money than necessary to regulate building temperature annually. In fact, the EPA suggests that an old and inefficient HVAC system might be costing you an additional 20% on annual heating and cooling costs.
Elite Climate Control Can Help
Running a simple efficiency test can help Victorville homeowners decide if their HVAC unit should be replaced. Energy Star HVAC systems can actually help you or your business save a ton of money annually. The rule of thumb for HVAC replacement is every ten years. That period of time depends on how well the unit has been maintained. The High Desert of Southern California is sandy and gritty. Air transports dirt, sand, and grit and your HVAC system sucks it into its system. That debris can cause a lot of damage in a short amount of time.
If you need to replace your HVAC system there are a few tips to which you should pay attention.
- Use an Energy Star rated system and compare it with other systems for performance, warranty, efficiency.
- Choose a system that works with the size and layout of your home or business. Even choosing a unit that is rated for a slightly larger building can be beneficial, especially if you add on or remodel.
- Check for tax credits and rebates. The government often has tax credits and or rebates and incentives for Energy Star appliances.
- Have your entire system inspected when you replace your HVAC system. It is a good time to make sure that other energy savings are put into place. These would include making sure your ducts are sealed or installing a programmable thermostat.
Professionals at Elite Climate Control can make sure that your new system is installed correctly.
Tricks for Lowering Your Energy Usage:
Other tricks for lowering your energy consumption rate include regular maintenance on your HVAC system, including filter changes. Having your ducts sealed will help to keep HVAC treated air on track to where it needs to go. When your ducts are not sealed your system bleeds off cold air in summer and warm air in winter. You are essentially paying to warm up the outside during the winter and cool down the High Desert during the summer. There are better things to spend your money on than trying to cool down Victorville’s outside summer temperature.
If you would like to schedule an energy evaluation of your HVAC system just call us. If you would like to schedule maintenance for your HVAC unit we will be happy to give you an estimate. We are a team of professionals that knows how to optimize your HVAC installation for efficiency and savings.