What Can You Expect When You Have Your HVAC Unit Replaced?
All the maintenance in the world can’t prevent the inevitable. Your HVAC unit will ultimately require replacement – and if you happen to live or do business in the greater Sioux Falls area, PrairieSons is standing by to help.
But if you have never had your HVAC unit replaced before (or have gone years without a replacement), then you likely wonder what’s to come. Here’s what to expect when you’re expecting … a new HVAC unit!
Lower Energy Bills
Like any piece of machinery, an HVAC unit becomes increasingly inefficient as it grows older. Once you have replaced your existing HVAC unit, you can expect your utility bills to decrease by as much as 20%. Depending on your household’s heating and cooling needs, that could equate to savings in excess of $1,000 per year.
Modern high-efficiency systems require about one-third less fuel than standard older models, so you’ll save money and take satisfaction from being a good steward of the environment. And if you install a qualifying HVAC system by the end of 2022, you may receive a renewable energy tax credit of 26% – or 22%, if you wait until the following year.
Increased Home Value
An energy-efficient HVAC system won’t just begin saving you money the moment it’s installed. It’s also going to have a marked positive impact on your home’s resale value. In 2021, energy efficiency ranked fourth among the most important features to homebuyers.
Although you can only expect to recoup up to 50% of your investment when you install a new HVAC system, it will make your home that much more appealing to homebuyers who don’t relish doing any repairs shortly after moving in!
Modern HVAC systems are far more effective at their job than the obsolete models of yesteryear. Naturally, a new HVAC unit will cool or heat your home much more quickly than an older model. It will also maintain your ideal temperature more consistently, so you can finally say goodbye to blasts of frigid air or inexplicable cold spots.
But a new HVAC unit will also treat you to cleaner air! No matter how frequently you replace its filter, an old furnace or air conditioner can’t help but circulate dust, pollen, mold spores, and other irritants throughout your house. Those pollutants are the culprits behind a wide range of respiratory complications including coughing, headaches, and worsened asthma symptoms. And in addition to eliminating most irritants, a new HVAC unit excels at regulating indoor humidity and keeping out unwanted pests.
HVAC units inevitably pick up a range of quirks as they age. Making lots of noise is not the least annoying among them. Noisier performance may result from a combination of worn-out isolation padding, improperly tightened refrigerant lines, failing motors, insufficient air intake, and any number of other issues, which is why outright replacement is often the best way to enjoy a quieter home.
And modern HVAC units are incredibly quiet! The least obtrusive among them produce noises that don’t exceed 60 decibels (which for reference is just about as loud as normal conversation). That’s a huge improvement over an older electric furnace, which can regularly produce noises in excess of 100 decibels!.
If a modern high-efficiency HVAC unit doesn’t come right out of the box with a smart thermostat, then adding one is simple and inexpensive. These WiFi-enabled devices allow you to conveniently control your home’s temperature from anywhere in the world with your phone or tablet.
But your new smart thermostat won’t just let you control your HVAC system remotely. It will also reduce your energy costs if you set it to create the ideal temperature only when your family is at home, and it can even track your home’s energy usage so you can make cost-saving adjustments later down the road.
Installing a new HVAC unit takes less time than you likely think. It typically takes four to eight hours to install a single furnace or central air conditioner unit!
Installing a whole new HVAC system takes considerably more time – about three to five days, depending on the size of the building and any complications that might arise from the unique nature of its architecture. Still, for all the benefits a new HVAC system represents, that’s time well-invested.
Are you ready to enjoy the greater savings and convenience that only a brand new HVAC unit can deliver? Then please contact PrairieSons today! We’re ready to put your old model to rest so you can harbor in a new era of comfort at your home or place of business in the greater Sioux Falls area.