You rely on your home’s heating and cooling system to keep you comfortable year round while improving indoor air quality to create a healthy living environment. When your old system is no longer effective, it is time to start thinking about HVAC system replacement. Finding the right HVAC contractor will ensure you invest wisely when choosing a new system for your home.
A reputable HVAC company can provide you with a free home evaluation and estimate of cost for purchase and installation of a new system. Your written estimate should provide all relevant details, including prices for parts, labor costs, energy efficiency and details about the warranty. The company should provide an estimate with no obligation to you.
An experienced contractor can help you choose the right size system for your home. Purchasing a new system that is too big or too small decreases your home’s energy efficiency. Comfort suffers because the wrong size unit will not be able to maintain the optimal temperature and humidity level.
Depending on your home, a heat pump or radiant heat system may be more efficient to operate than a forced-air heating system. Heat pumps are more cost-effective for central heating in locations where the climate is mild and stays above 37 degrees Fahrenheit during the winter. Radiant heating is installed in the flooring and operates without losing heat through the ducts. This option is more expensive and is often more suitable for new construction.
If your utility bills keep increasing for no apparent reason or your air conditioner is making strange noises, it may be time to start considering a new energy efficient unit. You can expect your heating system to last approximately 15 years and your air conditioner to last about 10 years before normal wear and tear will require replacement.
You need to research your options whenever you make a major investment in your home. When it comes time to replace your home’s HVAC system, you can depend on a reputable heating and air conditioning contractor to help you make the best choice.
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