Finally, the season everyone has been waiting on for what seems like forever is upon us. You can feel an overwhelming dread throughout central Texas as we all know it’s unavoidable. Sweltering heat and sky-high levels of humidity. Terrible treks to and from the car, your back sticking to the upholstery. Summer is coming and your Georgetown HVAC technicians are here to help.
We’re only weeks away from triple-digit temperatures – are you prepared? When the first major heat wave hits central Texas, is your HVAC system up to the task? Here are the important things to consider as we head into another hot summer:
Generally speaking, air conditioners and heat pumps last an average of 10 to 12 years, while furnaces have a life span of around 15 to 20 years. If you’re getting to the latter years of your system’s lifespan, prepare for an increase in necessary repairs. Many times, it’s cheaper, in the long run, to upgrade to a more efficient unit that will cost you less in monthly utilities and repairs.
Your HVAC system is not dissimilar to your car in that it needs regular maintenance! Just like you have to regularly change your oil, your system needs to be serviced to ensure it’s running as efficiently as possible as well as to catch any underlying issues before they turn into a bigger and more expensive problem. The last thing you want is for your A/C to go out in the middle of a heat wave but systems generally break down when they’re working hardest! Save yourself money in the long term – call your Georgetown HVAC technicians to maintain your system properly.
When you think about the costs incurred by your HVAC system, you probably think about the necessary repairs and the price of the technician’s labor/time. You also need to take into account the amount of energy your system draws to do its job! Older units tend to run up your electricity bill more excessively than their more modern counterparts. You can mitigate this by installing new pieces of tech to ensure your system is only running when it has to be. If your air conditioner is costing an arm and leg to keep running in the summer, it may be time to upgrade! If you’re unsure about your system and how it compares to newer and potentially more efficient models, our Georgetown HVAC technicians are happy to help talk you through your options.
If you’re living with an older system and aren’t able to upgrade immediately, you can still boost your home’s comfort levels! New smart thermostats can give you a new level of control over your home’s climate – no matter where you are. Save money by keeping your system running on low or turn it off altogether while you’re out and all you have to do to cool your home off by the time you get home is open the smartphone app. If you’re curious about how you can make your home a true oasis from the summer heat, give us a call!