When it comes to a hot Texas summer, efficient air conditioning is crucial. With temperatures in the upper 90s, you cannot have a comfortable home without a properly functioning air conditioner.

And in the winter, we often get temperatures in the low 40s, making our furnace vitally important as well. If you haven’t upgraded your heater or air conditioner in the last 15 years, it’s time.

Schneider heating and cooling systems are the best options for those in the greater Austin area. Here are 5 reasons to consider upgrading with Schneider heating and air. 

1. Your System Is Too Old

Unfortunately, AC and heating systems cannot last forever. If you try using yours for decades, you will be subjecting your family to lower levels of comfort.

You’ll also be wasting money on excessive energy as old units are much less efficient. The average usable lifespan of a heater is about 18 years. Air conditioners can last up to 15 years.

These maximum age ranges are only possible if the units are properly maintained. If you never remember to change your filters, or if yearly tune-ups are skipped, the usable age will be even less. 

Units older than these will be working far too hard and producing lackluster results. When it comes to extreme climates like ours in Texas, you can’t keep using an older system.

Upgrading with Schneider heating and air conditioning and utilizing our preventative maintenance services will ensure your new units last as long as possible.

2. Increased Comfort Levels

A new heating and cooling system allow for much more comfort in the home. They are much better at providing consistent airflow throughout the home. New systems can also regulate temperature across the house much more efficiently.

It’s always frustrating when one part of your home is much warmer than another part. New, efficient systems can solve this, making your entire home comfortable.

Upgrading your system that hasn’t been replaced in over 15 years will also give you more control. For example, Schneider heating controls on new HVAC systems and modern thermostats allow you to specify the exact temperature of your home.

You can operate your thermostat from your smartphone. When you are away from home, you can turn the unit off. When you are on your way home, you can turn it on so that it’s comfortable by the time you get home. 

You can also create custom schedules, letting your thermostat adjust itself throughout the day based on work on school schedules. 

3. Increased Air Quality

Because Americans spend so much time indoors, about 90% of our lives, it’s important that the air in our homes is as clean as possible. A modern HVAC system will ensure the highest air quality in your home, making it healthier for your entire family. 

As we prioritize energy efficiency in our homes, many people no longer open their windows. As a result, the air inside our homes is trapped and can be much more polluted than the air outdoors. 

Ventilation is important to remove harmful particles from the air as well as managing humidity levels. Upgrading your system in order to improve air quality is especially important for homes that house the elderly, young children, or those with respiratory issues. 

4. Improve Energy Efficiency and Save Money

We all want to save money. While upgrading your HVAC system isn’t cheap, it helps to save money over the long-term.

A new heater and air conditioner could save up to 20% in energy expenses, which could be hundreds of dollars a year. When a professional is upgrading your system, it’s important for them to examine your ducts and vents as well.

Old or improperly installed ductwork can be the cause of 20-30% energy loss. Having them seal off leaks and be the most affordable way to save on energy.

Having both your system and ducts upgraded can drastically improve your bottom line when it comes to utility expenses. This is also a win for the environment, as your home doesn’t need to use as much energy.

5. Improve Resale Value 

Homebuyers are always looking for upgraded homes. Nobody wants to move into a home with an old HVAC system that will need replacing in a few months or years.

A new HVAC system, just like a new roof, will increase your home’s resale value. With such a positive reputation in the Austin area, Schneider HVAC upgrades will be sure to attract quality buyers, should you ever need to sell your home.

Additional Benefits of Upgrading With Schneider Heating and Cooling

There are far more reasons to consider upgrading your HVAC system. One of our customer’s favorite benefits of an upgraded system is how much quieter newer units are.

Many people have used the same old system for decades and have become so accustomed to the loud noise of running their air conditioner and heater.

But many advancements in mechanical technology allow for much quieter units. In the summer, this means enjoying your backyard without the extremely loud noise of the AC running. 

Why Choose Schneider Mechanical

Schneider Mechanical is a family-owned business that has been serving the Austin area for over a decade. We are fully licensed and insured and employ only certified professionals. 

We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee and will ensure your replacement air conditioner and heater will exceed your expectations. We offer the best products from the most reputable manufacturers.

Our preventative maintenance plans make it cost-effective to keep your units in top shape for many, many years. And for those concerned about the upfront cost of replacing your HVAC system, we offer customer-friendly financing options to ensure every home has the opportunity of greater comfort and lower energy bills. 

We also offer commercial services for businesses of all sizes and wine cellar cooling to help you keep your prized wines in perfect condition.

Contact Schneider Mechanical Today

If your HVAC system is over 15 or 20 years old, there’s no reason not to upgrade right away. You are missing out on all of the incredible benefits of upgrading with Schneider heating and cooling services.

Feel free to contact us today with any questions or concerns you have. We’d love to provide you with a free quote on a new system.