Questions about Replacing HVAC Systems

Homeowners rely on their heating and air conditioning system to keep them warm in the winter and cool during the summer months. Even with yearly tune-ups and maintenance to keep your system running at peak efficiency, all HVAC systems have a limited lifespan and will need to be replaced at some point.

When it comes to replacing your HVAC system, most homeowners have a few questions. Here are some of the questions homeowners ask us every day about replacing their heating and cooling system.

Why do I need to replace my HVAC system?

One of the big factors in replacing your HVAC system is efficiency.  Older furnace and boiler systems have efficiencies of 56% to 70%, while newer high efficiency heating systems can achieve efficiencies up to 97%. Newer systems convert almost all the fuel to useful heat for your home and can often reduce your heating costs.

Another reason is if your system is breaking down frequently and the repair costs keep adding up, it may be more cost-effective to replace a system than repair it. Certain parts on older models are more expensive to repair than a system replacement.

When should I replace my HVAC system?

We recommend replacing your HVAC system in-between seasons. Being proactive and planning your installation is far better than suffering through a catastrophic system failure in the middle of winter or during the dog days of summer that demands an emergency replacement. Even in the case of an emergency, our installation department will provide temporary heat and utilize our large team of experienced technicians to replace your unit as soon as possible.

What HVAC system is best?

Finding the best system for your needs and home is best left up to the experts. Our estimators have many years of system experience and have recommended heating and cooling systems for thousands of customers. During your initial visit with our estimator, he will review your current system, access your home and discuss your current and future heating and cooling needs. After your meeting, you’ll receive an estimate with several options of equipment that meets your needs.

How long does it take to replace my HVAC system?

Most installations take approximately one day to complete. It could take more or less time depending on the type of system being installed, size of your home or any work that is needed to prepare your home for the new system.

If you’re ready to start planning replacing your heating and cooling system, contact us today to schedule your complimentary installation appraisal.

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