When to Replace your System

Many factors can determine when its time to replace your heating or cooling system. Below are a few of the indicators that you want to consider a replacement option. The Age of Your System The EPA suggests replacing your air conditioner or heat pump if it is more than 12 years old and replacing a furnace or boiler if it is more than 15 years old. New units have much higher efficiency levels to help lower your utility bills and are more reliable than older systems. High Utility Bills Systems more than 10 years old use a lot more fuel than newer models.Review the SEER (efficiency) rating of your existing equipment and compare it to newer models. The higher the SEER the higher the savings you can expect, Also, with the ever escalating price of oil, now is a great time converting your home to either natural gas or propane, High Repair Bills Frequent or expensive repairs costing hundreds of dollars may mean your service costs can soon exceed the cost of a new system The Comfort of Your Home If the rooms in your home are too hot or too cold, your current system may be too large or too small, or the system may have been poorly installed. We can provide an heat load calculation to ensure that the size of your system matches the needs of your home. Humidity, Mold or Dust A dehumidification system can help remove moisture that can damage both your home and your health. Adding a germicidal light can help eliminate contaminants at the source, keeping them from recirculating throughout your home....

Programmable Thermostats

One of the simplest and quickest ways to reduce your energy costs is by installing a programmable thermostat. These thermostats automatically adjust your home’s temperature settings, allowing you to save energy while you are away or sleeping. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates you can save 10-15% on your energy bill just by setting back your thermostat during those times. That could translate into a savings of $150.00 per year – delivering savings without sacrificing your comfort. Your comfort is assured because you can set the thermostat to automatically lower the heat at night and raise it before you get up in the morning, so it will be just the right temperature when you wake up. This is one example; you can have different settings for weekends and weekdays, during the day and at night. The thermostat will adjust both the heat and the air conditioning. The cost for having BHCP install one of these thermostats could be recouped in the first year. We install Honeywell thermostats which carry a five year warranty. Call BHCP at 610-693-1120 or 717-202-3776 for more...