Tempe, Arizona (NAPSI) - Just because your aging home heating and air-conditioning system is still functioning doesn’t mean your home is as comfortable as it could be. And what about your energy bills? Could they be lower?

It might be time to think about replacing an obsolete heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) system with new, more energy-efficient equipment. You may be able to avoid a system failure with a little homework and an informed decision regarding new equipment.

Inspect. Begin by having a certified technician inspect and service your home’s current HVAC system. North American Technician Excellence (NATE)–certified technicians can identify existing or potential problems, take steps to repair or avoid them and, if appropriate, recommend a new system that better matches your heating and cooling needs.

Learn. Become knowledgeable about efficiency ratings, cooling and heating capacities and other factors that affect equipment performance. It’s also a good idea to research the types and brands of systems available.

Locate. Think about where a new system will be installed. Do you require an outdoor unit or will you need to install the unit in a basement, attic or closet?

Think green. Taking an environmentally friendly approach to equipment purchases and installations can improve the indoor air quality in your home and reduce your carbon footprint. Fortunately, this approach usually results in increased energy savings, too.

Shop around. Look for a unit sized for the heating and cooling demands of your house, and be sure your home has sufficient insulation and the ductwork is properly sealed. Otherwise, you may lose some of the efficiency your new system offers.

When looking for a new system, many people consider purchasing the York LX Series Packaged Heating and Cooling Units to get both heating and cooling in one space-saving cabinet with quality-engineered reliability. Available in electric or gas heat in air-conditioning or heat pump models, these 14 SEER units meet the latest federal energy standards.

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For further information and to find a contractor nearby, go to www.york.com.