Are you the sort of person who says, “I may be indecisive, but I’m not sure.” If given the choice between “Yes, No or Maybe,” do you look for the checkbox that says, “All of the above?” You have my sympathies. Making decisions is no laughing matter, and homeowners are faced with a slew of them. If you are considering replacing your air conditioner, furnace, or heat pump for a new high efficient model there are a few things to consider including, age of equipment, repair costs, energy costs and utility rebate programs.
3 Top Reasons to Strongly Consider Replacement
- Heat pump or air conditioner is more than 10 years old. If you replace your unit with one that has earned the ENERGY STAR label, a new high-efficiency unit can save up to 20 percent on heating and cooling costs.
- Furnace or boiler is more than 15 years old. While you’re probably not thinking heat during the heat of summer in Columbus, you’ll want to consider your whole system when replacing one or the other. An ENERGY STAR qualified furnace is 15% more efficient than a conventional furnace.
- Experiencing frequent repairs and escalating energy bills. Repair costs add up, plus your equipment may be costing you more in energy dollars because it’s less efficient.
Last, but not least, don’t forget that AEP Ohio offers a number of special incentives and rebates to help you save money while cutting back on energy use in your home. You could receive a $275 rebate from AEP for a qualifying air conditioner or a $450 rebate when you purchase a new qualifying heat pump and air handler system, and another $70 for programmable thermostat for a HP system. You can find more information on utility rebate programs here and here .
If you need fast answers to help make your home more comfortable we’re just an email or phone call away. Contact us today, we are here to help.