HVAC systems are not cheap, and that is why many homeowners wait until the last minute to replace them. But why is it so important to upgrade your HVAC before your old one completely breaks down? Hal Mechanical is here to help you understand how upgrading your HVAC can help increase your home value and many other wonderful factors that come with the upgraded HVAC.
Improves Indoor Air Quality
The type of air you have in your home is very important. If you get allergies or any other respiratory problems you know that having good clean air in your home is important. You do not want to have dust, dirt, pet dander, and pollen blowing out of your vents and into your home. All of these things can make your allergies or respiratory problem act up. If you have mold and mildew it can also make people sick. To help solve this problem you can get an energy recovery ventilator. This can be connected to your ventilation system and will pump stagnant air out of your house. Then bring clean air from the outdoors into the house. If you would like to make your home’s air even cleaner you can install a whole active air purifier that will add to defending against allergens.
If you have an old thermostat you should upgrade your thermostat to the programmable new smart thermostat. Smart thermostats are great because you can lower the temperature of your house while you were asleep or at work. The new ones are very easy to program and are user-friendly. With the new smart thermostat today many of them have Bluetooth that you can connect and change the thermostat even if you are not home. A smart thermostat can help with energy costs and increase your home value.
HVAC Zoning System
Have you noticed in your home that some rooms are just harder to heat or cool than others? Multi-story homes you find this or homes that have sunrooms or a room over the garage for example. These areas seem to be harder to make it the same temperature as the rest of the house. When you have a zoning system in your home you can make these rooms the temperature you want. If you want your home to have equal air you have two options you can retrofit your existing system or add a minis split system. When you get a mini-split system you can choose the room you want the system to be in and you don’t have to worry about any ductwork.
Invest in a New Furnace or Heat Pump
How old is your furnace or heating pump? Most furnaces will last about 15 to 25 years. Depending on how well you take care of it will determine how long it will last. You do not have to wait for your furnace to completely stop working to get a new one. When your furnace gets older it gets less efficient and can have more breakdowns. When you upgrade to a new furnace you will get a more high-efficiency system, a better resale value for your home, and enjoy saving money on your power bills.