HVAC systems have come a long way over the past few decades and they are still continuing to improve. If your HVAC system is older, it is likely time to start looking into an upgrade. Upgrading your system provides a variety of benefits.
While it is a large investment and may take some time to pay off, getting an upgrade sooner rather than later can save you more in the long run. Not only that, but your family can be more comfortable in your Bensalem home. Below are some ways that newer systems have improved upon older systems.
Today’s HVAC systems are more efficient than ever. Developers continue to figure out ways to get more use of less energy. They have packaged systems that work together to conserve energy, better filters, variable speed blowers and more. Meanwhile, older systems may be wasting energy in a variety of ways.
When looking at air conditioners, the SEER rating (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) measures the efficiency of the systems. Furnace efficiency is measured by AFUE ratings (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency). The higher the number, the more efficient the system. You shouldn’t simply go for the highest number though. Talk to a knowledgeable Modern Air Solutions technician to find out what SEER or AFUE rating would work best for your Bensalem home.
One way the efficiency of systems has improved is by improved air flow. This also makes your home more comfortable. If you have an older system, you may have noticed uneven heating throughout your home. Some rooms are warmer or cooler than others. This can be because the blower may not be powerful enough to push the conditioned air into certain areas of your home.
Newer systems have more powerful and multi-stage and speed blowers. This means that the blower switches to a higher stage when needed and runs at a lower capacity the rest of the time. This helps improve airflow while still running as efficiently as possible.
Not only do newer systems have improved efficiency and better airflow, but they are smarter and more convenient to use as well. Programmable thermostats are a popular feature among Modern Air Solutions’ customers. With an older thermostat, you may manually turn back your system to save some energy during the day while you aren’t home. With a programmable thermostat, you can create a schedule for your HVAC system to follow on a regular basis and rarely have to touch your thermostat.
A programmable thermostat provides the ultimate convenience when it comes to controlling your HVAC system. You can tell the programmable thermostat to turn the temperature back during the day while your family is not home to enjoy the conditioned air. Then you can have it return to a more comfortable temperature right before you come home. Many systems also allow you to make changes via your smart device.
Along with programmable thermostats, home zoning systems can also make using your HVAC system more convenient. If you have a multi-story home, you may notice that the upper levels of your home get warmer than your lower levels since heat rises. Most people prefer the room to be cool when they sleep. If your bedroom is on the upper level, you may have to blast your air conditioner just to get your bedroom cool. This wastes energy.
A home zoning system splits your home into separate sections using dampers. Then you can direct the conditioned air to the areas you want it and conserve areas. Talk to a Modern Air Solutions technician about your wants and they can help you figure out the best way to section off your Bensalem home.
Many Modern Air Solutions customers have forced-air HVAC systems. This means that you have air ducts running through your walls that help transport air throughout your home. If you have had a renovation since your HVAC system was installed, you may have rooms that don’t have air ducts running to them. If this is the case in your home, ductless systems may be the best solution.
Ductless systems can warm or cool your home without the need for air ducts. They are expensive to use throughout your entire home, but if you only have a small area that needs heating or air conditioning, they are a popular solution. Ductless systems have greatly improved over the past few years. They are more efficient and can cool larger areas.
Want to learn more about what newer systems have to offer. Schedule a consultation and learn what Modern Air Solutions can do for you. Our technicians are trained to help you find the best fixes and solutions for your home. They will help you understand your options and answer any questions you may have. You can contact us through our website or by calling (215) 490-3433