Top 3 Added Benefits of a High-Efficiency System
When summer hits Hanahan, South Carolina, your air conditioner becomes your new best friend, although it does increase your energy bills. You may know that a high-efficiency system saves energy translating to utility bill savings, but there are plenty of other benefits to having such a system in your South Carolina home.
Increase Resale Value
If you plan to sell your home, then a modern, high-efficiency system will help improve your home’s resale value and possibly help you to sell it faster. Homebuyers want energy-efficient upgrades when they are searching for their new home, and they also don’t want to have to worry about replacing any big-ticket items. If you have a new high-efficiency air conditioner in your home, buyers will be more interested and willing to pay a little more than homes with older or inefficient systems.
Get Tax Credits and Rebates
Often, the government will reward you for choosing a more energy-efficient option. In some years, the government has offered tax credits for installing a high-efficiency system. Your HVAC contractor or accountant will have more information about any tax credits available as a result of your upgrade. Often, manufacturers also offer rebates for a high-efficiency system, which add to your savings as well. If you notice your HVAC system might need to be replaced soon, check to see what rebates are available for your upgrade.
Lower Your Carbon Footprint
While saving money and increasing your resale value is great, protecting the environment is also very important. High-efficiency systems use less energy than other HVAC systems, allowing you to save energy and protect the environment. When shopping for a high-efficiency system, check to make sure that it is an Energy Star appliance. These appliances have been approved by the Environmental Protection Agency as more energy-efficient options that allow for greater comfort with no sacrifice to savings.
If you are thinking about upgrading to a high-efficiency system, we can walk you through all the added benefits that come with investing in this type of system. Call the experts at Berkeley Heating and Air Conditioning at 843-277-6030 to speak with an experienced professional today.
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