HVAC units, like every other appliance in your home, depreciate over time due to wear and tear. By the time they are 10 years old or so, some systems may need to be replaced. With a little extra care, you may be able to ensure your system lasts well beyond that date.
Caring for your HVAC system not only improves energy efficiency and keeps your utility bill lower, it also enhances the value of your home. Planning to put your home on the market? A well-cared-for heating and cooling system is a great selling point.
Read on to learn how to keep your HVAC unit’s value up.
Boost HVAC Value With Good Maintenance
When you let HVAC maintenance slide, you will probably not be aware when parts start to wear and fail. Avoiding minor fixes when first needed can lead to bigger, more costly repairs later on. Furthermore, breakdowns can be more serious than they would have been had the problem been caught earlier.
Changing the air filter frequently is another way to boost HVAC value. A clean filter keeps dirt and other pollutants out of the HVAC so that friction between parts is reduced and the unit runs cooler and more efficiently. Not only will you save money on energy bills, you’ll reduce the need for repairs.
Some upgrades to your air conditioner and heating system may also enhance HVAC value. For instance, upgrading the thermostat from analog or programmable to Wi-Fi or a smart thermostat can help you run your system more efficiently and conveniently.
Installing a zoned system, where you can control how much heating or cooling goes to cold or hot spots in the house, can also improve efficiency, allowing the home’s occupants to control the temperature in zoned areas without raising or lowering the temperature for the entire house.
A dedicated, balanced ventilation system or a whole-house humidifier are other upgrades that can raise HVAC value in your home.
For more on HVAC value, contact Hansberger Refrigeration and Electric Company. We serve Yuma with quality HVAC installations, repairs, and maintenance.