Home Remodel Tip: HVAC Upgrade

Home Remodel Tip: HVAC Upgrade

The various components of your HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system wear out over time. At least once in your lifetime, you can expect to update your HVAC equipment with an HVAC upgrade. Your HVAC system will experience natural wear based on usage. However, you may want to make an HVAC upgrade to improve energy efficiency to your home.

There have been a lot of advances in the area of energy efficient HVAC equipment, An HVAC upgrade can improve your home’s heating and air conditioning efficiency with energy star approved equipment.

Pay Attention to Your Units

It is important to pay attention to your HVAC units because these systems draw a lot of electricity and gas to heat and cool the house. These units are a direct reflection of your energy bill and poorly run units could cost you more per month in your energy bills. If your units are nearing the end of their life or are extremely inefficient, it is time for an HVAC upgrade. Or at least replace the key components that are wearing down based on ongoing use. The major components typically include the furnace and the air conditioning units.

Items to budget for an HVAC upgrade

Depending on the size of your home, your home’s HVAC upgrade will vary in costs. You may have a singular set of furnace and air conditioning units which is in most homes. However, if you have a larger home, you may have two or three sets of units that need upgraded. An additional costs may be around the actual duct work in the home. This duct work is important in order for your new equipment to work properly.

You can find a subset of items that you may need when considering your project here.

Working with a Professional

This is a project where an experienced professional is important to consider. You need to hire an HVAC contractor that has experience replacing these units. It is important for you to understand the basics of how the components work in your units. And it is also important to interview multiple contractors to see who is the best contractor for your situation.

Replacing your HVAC system

Updating or upgrading your HVAC system could make the difference between a cool home in summer and warm home in winter. Cooling and heating can affect the comfort of your family.