If you’re a homeowner, you know how important it is to get the most out of every dollar you spend on repairs and upgrades. One of the best investments you can make is on a new energy-efficient heating and cooling system. There are many factors that may go into your decision to upgrade your furnace or AC unit. Here’s a look at the three top reasons to upgrade today.
Sudden Breakdowns of Older Equipment
After many years of trusty service, your furnace or AC system may simply stop working. Even if a repair is possible, the cost of fixing your air conditioner or heater may be too high given the age or energy efficiency of the broken equipment. Replacing your furnace or AC unit may be the best financial decision since it helps you avoid additional repair costs (as well as the inconvenience of an AC or furnace break-down) that are sure to come in the near future.
Big Tax Incentives
Through the 2013 tax year, homeowners can earn up to $500 in energy-efficient home improvements for heating and cooling systems. Although there are a few restrictions and limits, this tax credit can discount the complete cost of getting a new air conditioner or furnace, including installation costs. Talk to your Baltimore area heating and air conditioning contractor to clarify the process and help you take advantage of this great incentive.
Decreased Energy Efficiency
Finally, homeowners will often replace their heating and air conditioning equipment if they notice a dramatic decrease in its energy efficiency. As heating and cooling equipment ages, it requires more energy to produce the same amount of overall comfort in the home. Eventually, the cost of running your air conditioning system or furnace may be higher than purchasing a new, more energy efficient system.
For information on upgrading your furnace or AC system, contact the heating and air conditioning experts at Blue Dot Services of Maryland. With over 40 years of HVAC services in the Baltimore area, we’re the company you count on for the very best energy-saving heating and cooling services. Call us today at (410) 698-6465 to learn more.