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Planning to Remodel in 2024? Plan Your HVAC Upgrade Now

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Home Improvement Projects Are Good Opportunities

With large home improvement projects, you can check out some of your otherwise inaccessible home systems, like your heating and cooling system, ductwork, etc. Consequently, remodels, home editions, and large-scale renovations offer a chance to take care of multiple issues simultaneously.

HVAC projects that may be completed at the same time as other home renovations include:

With this in mind, we strongly encourage everyone to evaluate their HVAC system as part of their remodeling process.

The Cost Benefits of Integrating HVAC Upgrades

As well as being convenient, you may be surprised to hear that addressing HVAC issues during a remodeling project can also lead to financial savings. This is due to the costs of time, materials, and labor. Larger HVAC projects, like replacing or extending ductwork, can be labor-intensive.

When you're already in the process of tearing down walls or exposing ductwork for other upgrades, you can make HVAC changes at the same time and only do the tear-down/rebuild process once. If you wait and do these projects separately, you'll pay more in the long run.

Don't Forget About Tax Credits & Rebates

California and the federal government offer tax credits, rebates, or other incentives for installing energy-efficient systems. Performing this upgrade as part of your remodel could help you qualify for these financial incentives. Additionally, some of these rebates are set to be reduced or fully expire in coming years - by not waiting, you can maximize your money back.

Three additional ways making HVAC upgrades during a remodel can save you money include:

  1. Improved energy efficiency
  2. Reduced maintenance costs
  3. Increased home value

HVAC Considerations when Remodeling

Planning HVAC upgrades as part of your remodeling process can be tricky. Where do you start? What are the best models? Which products are best for your home? We know this can quickly feel overwhelming, but we are here to help!

The HVAC specialists at Valley Heating, Cooling, Electrical and Solar have assisted customers with all types of home renovation and new construction projects. We have the information you are looking for, and we are ready to guide you.

When you consult with the Valley HVAC team, we will take you through several considerations, including but not limited to:

  • Assessing the current reach of your ductwork: We will confirm if the existing ductwork extends to all the areas you want it to. In areas without ductwork, we will help you determine if extending your ducts is viable or if alternative solutions (like ductless mini-split systems) would be better.
  • Determining appropriate system capacity: Before purchasing new products, you must determine the system size you will need for your space post-remodel. This is especially important if you are creating large open areas or building additions.
  • Energy efficiency goals: We will examine your current system's efficiency and discuss your post-remodel goals. Upgrading to a more efficient model could result in long-term savings on energy bills while also yielding improved comfort.
  • Compliance with local codes and regulations: When installing a new HVAC system or related components, you must comply with local, state, and federal codes. We can help you identify which products meet current regulations.

Considering these factors, Valley will work with you to get the most out of your new HVAC system.

Boost Your HVAC System Even Further

In addition to addressing known issues with your HVAC system, like an outdated furnace or inefficient air conditioner, you can upgrade your HVAC system with new, special features. Incorporating additional features and upgraded elements can make your home more comfortable and may also help make your day-to-day life easier.

Three more ways to supplement your HVAC system:

  1. Indoor air quality systems: Consider adding or enhancing features that improve indoor air quality, such as air purifiers, filters, or UV scrubbers.
  2. Smart HVAC Controls: Consider upgrading to a smart thermostat that allows for remote control features and provides better energy management tools.
  3. QuietCool Whole House Fans: An environmentally friendly ventilation solution that utilizes fresh outside air to cool your home, allowing you to minimize the use of your air conditioner.

Are you planning to remodel your home in Spring or Summer 2024? If so, reach out to Valley so our team can help you incorporate HVAC upgrades and replacements as part of the process.

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