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Frequently Asked Questions about HVAC System Replacement

Posted On: December 1, 2021

Investing in a new HVAC system is a big decision. You’ll want to consider everything from the size of your home to the kind of heating and cooling systems that are right for your needs. 

Working with professional HVAC contractors will simplify the process for you, but you still need to be informed. It’s important that you’re armed with information before working with a professional, so you know the right questions to ask after conducting research ahead of time.

Here are some questions to ask yourself and your HVAC contractor when looking to replace your HVAC system:

What is HVAC?

HVAC stands for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning, so it covers all of your climate control needs. When you need HVAC replacement, you can choose to replace a part of your system or replace the entire system at once. 

Should I Replace My HVAC System All at Once?

Replacing your entire HVAC system at once is indeed a significant investment. However, there are benefits to it. The components in your HVAC system work along with one another to heat and cool your home throughout the year. 

It’s best to get units that work well with each other to ensure smooth heating and cooling, and efficiency. Replacing the entire system can also be more cost-effective in the long run, as you can reduce the need for repairs on an aging or damaged system. 

How Long do HVAC Systems Last?

The longevity of your HVAC system depends on the type and its usage over time. There are lots of things you’ll notice when your HVAC system needs replacement. You may experience uneven heating or experience increasing utility bills. 

Even if you don’t notice signs of failure, your system may still benefit from replacement if it’s getting towards the end of its lifespan. All HVAC systems have different lifespans, but in general, if yours is over 15 years old, it may be time to think about upgrading your system to prevent future complications. 

What Size HVAC Unit Should I Get?

The size of your HVAC system depends on the size of your home. If you get an HVAC system that is too small, it will struggle to meet your heating and cooling needs. If it’s too large, you’ll be wasting energy each time you use your system. 

Determining the right size heating system for your home is something an HVAC company can help you with, so it’s important to find trusted professionals to work with.

What Type of Heating and Cooling System Should I Get?

Depending on your home and your preferences, you can decide between many furnaces and air conditioners for your home. You can also opt to go with a dual heating and cooling system like a heat pump. 

When determining the right system for your home, you should consider the size of your house and which system will be most efficient with your design. An HVAC professional can walk you through options when making your choice. 

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