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3 Reasons to Upgrade to a High-Efficiency HVAC System

For many people, it’s enough just for our HVAC systems to work. As long as the air conditioner keeps things cool and the heater keeps things warm, everything is good! Just because your system is working doesn’t mean it’s working well, though. There are plenty of options out there for upgrading your HVAC system, but replacing your system with a newer and more efficient model is also a great option.

If your current system is on its last legs or if you’re just looking to go green, there are plenty of reasons to consider upgrading to a high-efficiency HVAC system. We’ve outlined three of the biggest reasons to make the switch below.


1. Save Money on Your Electric Bills

The first and most obvious reason to upgrade your HVAC system is, of course, to save money on your utility bills. When your system runs more efficiently, you save on your monthly energy charges. An air conditioning system that’s 20 years old can use up to 5x the energy of a modern energy-efficient model. Newer air conditioning models can cool an average-sized home for around 1.7 kWh of electricity. Compare that to the 6 kWh average of older models and it’s easy to see why making the switch will save you money in the long run.

The upfront cost of upgrading an HVAC system can be a turn-off for many homeowners and business owners. However, there are tax credits available to help cover the costs of upgrading your system to an energy-efficient one. These credits aren’t just for HVAC systems, either! Taking steps to improve your home’s energy efficiency can include upgrading windows, doors, insulation, weather stripping, and more! Learn more about energy efficiency tax credits and see how much you can save.

In addition, many electric providers offer a handsome rebate for installing a new higher efficient HVAC system. These rebates are offered simply because it is cheaper for them to reduce the demand on the power grid than to add capacity to the power grid.


2. Better Efficiency, Less Noise

Another hidden benefit of upgrading to a newer and more energy-efficient HVAC system is the reduction in noise levels. You never realize how loud your home’s heating or cooling system is until it powers down and your home is suddenly quiet again. On top of the indoor noise, if you have an outdoor HVAC unit in your yard then you know how obnoxious a loud unit can be when you’re trying to spend time outside.

Newer air conditioning models boast several improvements over their older counterparts. They have improved compressor technology and more aerodynamic blade shapes which allow them to run much more quietly than older models do. That means you can relax and enjoy your home both indoors and outside without a loud HVAC system interrupting you!


3. Increase Your Property Value

Inspectors and appraisers won’t evaluate all the different parts of your HVAC system, but they will verify that it’s working as intended. If your system is outdated, inefficient, or non-functional then you can expect your building’s value to plummet.  Beyond just improving the appraisal value, a new system can actually help draw in more interested buyers.

Potential businesses owners and homeowners alike judge the value of a building on how convenient and comfortable it will be. Many potential buyers will be scared off if they’ll have to pay to repair, replace, or upgrade the HVAC system shortly after moving in. While it can seem pointless to make upgrades to a building you’re planning to sell, it can actually be very advantageous! On average, a new HVAC system can increase a home’s value by about 10%.


Upgrade Your HVAC System

Texas Ace handles everything from HVAC maintenance and air filter changes to full system replacements.  Call us today at 817-240-6701 or contact us online to set up a consultation.  Well help you evaluate all of the different available options for upgrading your system. We’ll even take care of the installation from start to finish!