Today, April 22nd, is Earth Day and Mast Heating & Cooling wants everyone to mark this day by taking a close look at your HVAC systems. In nearly every home they are the largest energy users. They are also a good place to start when talking about trying to use more renewable energy.
There can be a difference of opinion about how serious the problem is, but the science is pretty clear. Carbon Dioxide in the air from fossil-based fuels is helping to create the greenhouse effect.
Using less energy and reducing our carbon footprint are desirable goals. Lots of small steps by individuals can add up to a large impact on the problem.
HVAC systems more than 10 years old aren’t nearly as efficient as what’s on the market today. In fact, a new system can save up to 30% on monthly utility bills, reducing your energy consumption and your carbon footprint. At some point, the cost of repairing and maintaining what you have now makes HVAC replacement the smart choice.
There’s also another important environmental cost to consider on Earth Day. Older air conditioners use R-22 refrigerant (also known as R-22 refrigerant) proven to harm the ozone layer in the atmosphere. Starting in 2020, R-22 will no longer be manufactured or imported. There’s already a shortage that is driving the price up. The cost is expected to keep rising making it more expensive to maintain your old air conditioning system.
When you take all the factors into account, replacing heating and cooling systems can often be a win-win situation. You will end up with lower monthly bills and you will be helping the environment at the same time.
Don’t forget about your hot water heater. It’s generally the 2nd largest energy user in the home. Consider replacing your old tank-style heater with a tankless water heating system. It heats the water as you use it instead of keeping an entire tank of water hot at all time. Mast Heating & Cooling features the Navien Brand.
Mast Heating & Cooling will not sugarcoat this: a replacement air conditioner or hot water system is a big investment and can be a financial burden. Let us help. Our comfort consultants will help you find every financial incentive available to you.
Financing can also make it easier. It often makes sense to use someone else’s money to pay the bill. Mast Heating & Cooling has programs and terms to fit all financial situations. In some cases, your energy savings could offset the monthly payments.
Call Mast Heating & Cooling today for all of your service, maintenance, replacement or repair needs.