Vol. 4: Issue #3: Letter #57 (Previous newsletters
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We’ve said it before but it bears repeating “Your heating/cooling system is the most expensive appliance in your house.” It consumes 44-55% of all the energy used in your home!
If monthly operating costs get higher each month or repairs become too frequent (or too expensive), serious thought needs to be given as to whether equipment is to be continually repaired or replaced.
If you follow one simple rule, the answer is relatively easy: Treat It Like An Investment...and a long term one at that. It’s going to have a major impact on your family’s health, comfort (and equally as important) on your pocketbook for years to come!
If you are satisfied with the bare minimum that an HVAC system can provide (prevent freezing in winter; sweltering in summer) read no further. Repairs are always the cheapest.
On the other hand, if you are more interested
CAUTION: When trying to analyze whether equipment should be repaired or replaced, try not to shop for price until last. This is difficult when you are making a sizable investment but if you don’t do your homework, the variables can be so confusing that you are left with the only thing you understand…the price. And the penalty for that is that you have to live with the results for a long, long time.
I.e., replacing a heat exchanger in a 15 year old furnace (or the compressor in an 8 year old heat pump) is certainly cheaper in the short term, than replacing the entire unit. But after the repairs are made, you still have a 15 year old furnace (with a new heat exchanger) or an 8 year old heat pump (with a new compressor). All of the other parts are still as old as the equipment, and so is the efficiency!
Bear in mind that three (3) things go to make up the complete price of
any mechanical purchase be it an automobile or a furnace:
So, in the beginning, think efficiency, efficiency, efficiency. Long after the difference in price of a “builder’s model” and a “High Efficiency” unit is forgotten, the cost of operating and maintaining the equipment goes on and on, year after year.
Some people erroneously subscribe to the theory that “you get what you pay for”. Unfortunately in these days that’s not always true. What is true is that you don’t get any more than you pay for. It’s just not economically possible. Just can’t get $100 for $50.
Of course, we can’t speak for others but we know what a “Climatemakers Total Comfort System is. We’ve described it in detail on our website www.climatemakers.com. Simply put, it is:
“The ability to control at the lowest cost, all of the elements of the air within your home. To do this you must be able to control the temperature, the humidity and the quality of the air within your home, whenever you want and wherever you want. This requires 5 (sometimes 6) things. They are:
1. High efficiency heating system (80%
Can we do all this in your house? You can count on it! Our slogan says it all “365 days of the year, we make the weather behave “inside”. That’s what our 50+ years is all about.
To find out how quickly you can start enjoying all the comfort and convenience of a high efficiency heating system in your house (and how the energy savings will help you pay for it), call me at (757) 468-5800 or schedule a sales appointment on our website www.climatemakers.com. There is no obligation, of course.
Renovation of our entire website has just been completed. The new website still retains some of the features of the old one but every one of the 150+ pages have had some changes and all of them are much easier to navigate.
There are new features too…all of them designed to improve the indoor comfort of your home. Two things remain unchanged. The website address: www.climatemakers.com , and our desire to provide you with the finest quality service and support at the most affordable prices possible.
Why not take a moment to see for yourself? And while you’re there, get a FREE gift when you evaluate our renovated site by filling out the “Report Card”. You’ll really “Make Our Day”!
You can also view in detail, any subjects described in the newsletter
as well as other ways to increase your indoor comfort and save money,
by visiting our HVAC Information Super Highway and clicking on these items: