HVAC Efficiency Program

Is It Time to Replace Your HVAC System?

If you’re experiencing any of the below issues with your heating or cooling equipment it may be time to consider replacing. High-efficiency equipment can make your home more comfortable and energy-efficient.

  • Your heat pump or air conditioner is more than 10 years old. Make the switch to a high-efficiency ENERGY STAR® certified unit that can save you up to 20 percent on heating and cooling costs.
  • Your furnace is more than 15 years old. Consider replacing with an ENERGY STAR qualified furnace, which is 15% more efficient than a conventional furnace. If you have a boiler, consider replacing with an ENERGY STAR qualified boiler that is 5% more efficient than a new, standard model.
  • Your home has humidity problems, excessive dust, or rooms that never seem to get comfortable. Improper HVAC equipment operation, inadequate equipment, duct problems or poor insulation could be the cause.
  • Your equipment needs frequent repairs and your energy bills are going up.Consider replacing your heating and cooling equipment as it may have become less efficient.
  • Some rooms in your home are too hot or too cold. Improper equipment operation, duct problems, or inadequate insulation could be the cause.
  • Your home has excessive dust. Leaky ducts can pull particles and air from attics, crawl spaces, and basements and distribute them throughout your house. Sealing your ducts may be a solution.
  • Your heating or cooling system is noisy. You could have an undersized duct system or a problem with the indoor coil of your cooling equipment.
  • Your home is empty for long periods of the day. Have a contractor install an ENERGY STAR certified smart thermostat so you can start saving energy and money while you’re away or sleeping. Plus, Pepco offers rebates on eligible models, click here to learn more.

Talk to your contractor to learn more.


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EmPOWER Maryland programs are funded by a charge on your energy bill. EmPOWER programs can help you reduce your energy consumption and save you money. To learn more about EmPOWER and how you can participate, click here.