HVAC Upgrades Are Necessary, but Which Ones Should You Get?

HVAC upgradesUpgrading your HVAC system is a smart investment. Nevertheless, considering how expensive some HVAC upgrades can be, you’ll want to make sure you’re making the best possible investment for your system. Here are some of the most commonly recommended HVAC upgrades.

Central Air

Is your air conditioner more than 10 years old or requiring frequent repairs? Consider upgrading to a newer, Energy Star-qualified model.

The R-22 coolant that’s used in older AC systems was banned because of its damaging effects on the ozone layer. It’s becoming increasingly costly to recharge and service the older units that use this refrigerant. That makes it necessary to upgrade to a new model that utilizes the current R-410A refrigerant.

A modern AC model will also provide more energy efficiency, which implies that your energy bills will come down.


If you’re replacing your aging HVAC system with a newer, energy-efficient unit, you may also have to upgrade your air ducts. Ductwork starts deteriorating after around 15 years. This degradation reduces HVAC efficiency significantly. Besides improving energy efficiency, upgrading your ducts will also improve your indoor air quality.

Smart Thermostat

A thermostat upgrade is an excellent investment to make for your HVAC system. Smart thermostats have built-in intelligence that helps you regulate temperature better and save money. You can control them from anywhere using your smart device.

Whole-Home Dehumidifier

While a central AC system removes some moisture from indoor air, it can’t always keep up with Florida’s high humidity levels. That makes a whole-house dehumidifier a smart investment. You can integrate it with your HVAC system to improve comfort throughout your house.


Adequate insulation is one of the most important members of the supporting cast for your HVAC system. An insulation upgrade improves the ability of your home to regulate indoor temperatures and lowers the demand on your HVAC system.

The good news with these HVAC upgrades is that they can also boost your home’s value. But remember this: You’ll only get the expected benefits from your upgrades if they’re installed correctly, so make sure you hire an experienced HVAC contractor with a good reputation. For more information on making HVAC upgrades, please contact NisAir Air Conditioning and Heating. We’ve served the HVAC needs of satisfied customers in Martin, Palm Beach, St. Lucie and Indian River counties since 1973.

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