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Calculate Lifetime Cost Factors of Your New Cooling System Before Buying

Posted on June 20, 2013

Chances are good if you own a home that you’ll need to install a new cooling system at least once. The upfront costs of replacing your cooling system can be daunting, but considering that you might be living with this appliance for up to 20 years, it’s important to look for a system with the highest energy efficiency you can afford. Whether you choose to buy a heat pump or an air conditioner, your decision should be based on energy efficiency as much as performance.

Once you decide to upgrade your cooling system, you have a lot of things to consider. New HVAC appliances are expensive, but investing more money in the beginning may save you a lot of headache down the road. A cheaper deal may seem appealing, but when you start to calculate lifetime costs for repairs and high utility bills, you’ll wish that you had done more careful comparison shopping.

Long-term considerations:

  • Fluctuating energy costs
  • Frequency of maintenance
  • Ease of service
  • Energy efficiency
  • Compatibility with your other appliances

The professionals at Comfort Systems understand what a big investment a new cooling system can be, and we want to make sure that you get the best value for your money today and 10 years down the road. We make it easy for you to set up an appointment online, so we can answer your questions about energy efficiency, and help you understand how to calculate lifetime cost before you buy. We provide quality HVAC services to the Wichita area.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Wichita, Kansas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about calculating lifetime costs and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

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