You might not know the age of the HVAC system in your Naperville, Illinois, home. Perhaps you got it around the time your oldest child, now a college graduate started to walk. It may be time for an update. A modern and well-maintained air conditioner or furnace can last for many years, but with advancements in technology, you have more options than ever before.
Geothermal technology uses the heat found in the ground; a steady year-round temperature of about 50 degrees Fahrenheit, to cool your home in the summer and keep you warm in winter. Because of the steady temperatures, the system doesn’t have to work as hard to cool or heat your home. Fluid moves through coils buried in the ground, drawing the heat out of the ground and bringing it to you. Maintenance costs are low, and when well-maintained, these systems can last 20 or 30 years.
Leaky ducts, badly designed duct systems, or critters in the ductwork are common problems, especially in older systems. Your ducts can also negatively affect your indoor air quality. Upgrading the design of your ductwork or repairing the ductwork may simply be too expensive.
Ductless systems get around those problems and can even increase comfort and savings. These small systems are mounted to your wall or ceiling and blow cold air more efficiently than a window AC unit. You can have multiple units and control them independently around your home.
Maybe you’ve already upgraded your old system in the last few years. You can still take advantage of the latest technology by switching to a smart thermostat. They can be controlled remotely through the Internet, using your computer, tablet, or laptop. Some even allow you to use a mobile app on your phone.
Set a schedule so that your system keeps you comfortable when you need it most. Generate energy usage reports and get reminders about when it’s time to change a filter.
If your current HVAC system is from a different era and needs upgrading, Tempco Heating & Air Conditioning can help you find the right one for you. Call us to schedule an appointment at (847) 670-7000 today.