In the last few years, there have been significant technological developments and advances in the heating and cooling industry. However, many homes, shopping centers, office buildings, and educational institutions have HVAC systems installed that go back several years – sometimes even a few decades.
A lot of these systems may seem to be fully functional, and this leads building owners/managers to take an “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” approach.
Just because something ostensibly works, however, is not always enough reason to keep using it, as there are other factors to be considered. Older heating and cooling systems have been bought and paid for a long time ago, so there seems to be little financial incentive to change them. Older systems, however, tend to be very power hungry, and this means they are responsible for a sizeable chunk of the monthly energy bill.
Switching to more modern, energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment will, of course, mean money has to be spent on the initial equipment purchase and installation. However steadily rising energy costs mean that often this investment is recouped within a relatively short space of time. This news article tells an interesting story about the savings in energy costs a school in Bonanza, Oregon experienced after a recent heating and cooling system upgrade.
Organizations in North Carolina could experience similar savings by doing an equipment upgrade. At the very least, it’s well worth discussing the costs and implications of a project like this with a good local heating and cooling contractor.
If you are in need of heating & cooling in Huntersville NC or would simply like more information, contact us at Cool Comfort Heating & Air. We offer quality HVAC services at fair prices to the Lake Norman and Charlotte area. Call us today for a free quote!