If your home has been around for a little while, it may be time for an HVAC retrofit. An HVAC retrofit is the process of updating and modifying older parts or components of your home’s cooling and heating system, or installing new components entirely, without replacing it entirely. There are many reasons why an HVAC retrofit right be right for you. Some of these reasons include:
- Changes in the Industry, or Availability: As the parts in your HVAC system get older, industry standards change and older equipment becomes unavailable. A retrofit can replace these obsolete parts with newer ones, which can save you money in the long run.
- Air Delivery System Issues: Although small issues can often simply be repaired, more severe damage (such as mold damage) may require a retrofit. In this instance, sections and components of the duct system, as well as vents and registers, can be replaced in order to keep your system in top working condition.
- Changing Refrigerant Standards: The once common cooling agent R-22 (Freon) is becoming obsolete, and a retrofit to make your system support newer, industry-standard refrigerants could be a good option for those who want to be prepared for expected continued increases in the cost of R-22.
- System Upgrade: Any HVAC system that’s at least 10 years old should be looked at to see if it’s performing to current standards. In the likely event that it’s not, the equipment is probably adding extra money to your energy bill. In this case, a retrofit could be a good long-term investment.
If you have any questions about whether an HVAC retrofit is right for you and your home, NisAir Air Conditioning and Heating can determine exactly what you need and walk you through the process. Contact us today for expert information and personalized advice. We’ve been in business in South Florida since 1973.