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Smart Connections: HVAC

Notoriously, the HVAC will fail in the heat of the summer or dead cold of winter, sometimes on a holiday just for fun. Don’t get caught in the cold without a plan. If you need to replace your heat pump this winter, keep these things in mind:

Check out our list of preferred contractors to get started. www.jacksonemc.com/contractors. Get multiple quotes to be sure you get the best price.

Buy as much energy efficiency as you can afford. A SEER rating of 15 and HSPF greater than 8 is considered very energy efficient.

Have the contractor check out the ductwork too. Over time, the insulated tubes that carry conditioned air to the rooms of your house can become folded and cramped or lose insulation.

Don't forget the rebate. Jackson EMC will give you $400 if you replace your heat pump with one that is at least 15 SEER and ENERGY STAR rated. If you need assistance with financing, we have 3 percent and 5 percent loans available to qualified members.

If your unit is older than 10 years, make sure you have a plan. This is an average lifespan.