When shopping for a new heating system, homeowners often are overwhelmed by different models and features and often use price as the deciding factor in making their decision. However, they actually may not be saving money by choosing a system that initially costs less if the system will not meet their needs.
Typically, the purchase and installation price of a new heating system will account for only 5 percent of its total lifetime costs. That’s why the following factors should be considered when making a purchase:
- Operating costs: The amount it costs to operate your system over the course of its lifetime will far outweigh the amount you initially paid. It’s important that, when you choose a new heating system for your home, you opt for a durable, reliable and energy-efficient unit.
- Repair costs: Cheaper systems are more likely to break down and need repair work that a quality built unit. The cost of repairs will increase the lifetime costs of your unit significantly.
- Sizing: Many heating systems are not the correct size for the homes they serve. If your system is not sized properly, it will operate inefficiently and your comfort will be compromised.
If you’re considering a new heating system for your home, you need to consider long-term costs rather than just the initial equipment expense. For help picking out the right system for your home, contact the the professionals at Smoky Mountain Heating & Air.
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about how lifetime costs impact your heating system choice and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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