HVAC systems have a long life span, but just because it can last up to 15 years, it doesn’t mean you should keep it that long. From energy efficiency to enhanced air quality, there are many reasons why Lake of the Ozarks homeowners should upgrade their systems. Royal Heating and Air is here to help homeowners navigate the choices they have when deciding whether to upgrade or not. Here are a few tips to see if you need to upgrade your HVAC system:
Out of Date or Aging HVAC System
HVAC systems can typically last a homeowner anywhere from 10 to 15 years. AC Units need to be replaced every 10 to 15 years, while furnaces can last anywhere from 15 to 20 years. Thermostats can last up to twice as long as the rest of the HVAC system, but because of their relatively low cost and frequent updates, homeowners tend to replace thermostats more frequently than necessary.
One way to prematurely age an HVAC system is to neglect servicing. Our Lake of the Ozarks HVAC company recommends having your heating and cooling system serviced at least twice per year – once in the spring and once in the fall. Servicing your system will ensure it is working at its optimum efficiency and will help extend your equipment life, lower your utility bills and help provide consistent performance from your equipment.
Although your furnace and air conditioner may not need replacing at the same time, it’s often in your best interest to take on the entire project at once. When you purchase a new system all at once, it ensures that all components work together.
Improved Energy Efficiency
Many older systems are not energy efficient, meaning they constantly waste energy and increase your utility bills. If energy efficiency is your goal when upgrading your HVAC system, make sure the system you purchase is Energy Star Qualified. The energy star program ensures that all endorsed appliances exceed federal standards for energy efficiency.
Enhanced Air Quality
HVAC systems manage indoor air quality along with cooling and heating your home. Poor air quality can lead to numerous health problems including allergies, asthma attacks, respiratory problems and even carbon monoxide poisoning. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, Americans spend 87 percent of their life indoors, so clean air is critical to our overall health and wellbeing. Many outdated units are not capable of meeting today’s indoor air quality standards, nor are they compatible with add-ons, such as whole house humidifiers, air purifiers and ventilators.
Upgrading with Royal Heating and Air
Royal Heating and Air is a full-service, locally owned and operated HVAC company servicing the Lake of the Ozarks area. We service all makes and models and are a dealer for Bryant Heating and Cooling Systems. Many of our units meet the Energy Star standard, ensuring you energy efficiency with your new HVAC system. We offer free estimates as well as 24/7 emergency service. Call 573-480-4313 today to see if your HVAC system needs upgrading.