Is it time to replace your HVAC system? Consider these five points before choosing a new HVAC system for your home.
If your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system has served you well over 15 to 20 years, and has started to give you trouble and is causing unjustifiable repair costs, then it means the time for a replacement has come.
A new HVAC system calls for a considerable investment, so it makes sense to do adequate research, and seek consultation from a professional HVAC company before you decide on the HVAC system that will best suit your needs. Here are some key points that you need to consider before investing in a new HVAC system.
Replacing Only a Few Components or the Entire System
Quite often, home owners might be tempted to replace only a few components of the HVAC system, such as the duct work, the furnace, or the air conditioner, as they believe this will save money. However, in doing so, it should be ensured that the new components are compatible with the existing system; otherwise the system efficiency will suffer. The best approach, in fact, is to replace the entire system. It may cost more up front, but will offer significant savings in terms of better climate control, lower power bills, and an increase in property value.
Choosing the Correct Size of the HVAC System
Bigger is not always better when it comes to the HVAC system. A system that is larger than what is required can mean higher energy bills, inefficient cooling, high humidity, and of course, a higher initial investment. The best way to ensure that you get only the right size HVAC system is to consult an HVAC company, and request them to carry out a detailed load calculation.
An HVAC System That Will Suit Your Needs
HVAC experts are the best people to decide which HVAC system would best suit your homes needs. Evaluating various systems may involve technicalities such as SEER and HSPF, which are terms less understood. So, leave it to the HVAC company to recommend a system that will work best for your home.
Any Changes Required in the Home
For your new HVAC system to work effectively, you might have to consider some changes in your home insulation and improve the energy efficiency of your home.
Selecting the Right HVAC Company For the Job
The most important thing to do when you plan to replace your HVAC system is to hire a heating and cooling company that will do the installation. Before hiring the contractor, check out his qualifications, certifications, prior experience, and customer testimonials.
Replacing your HVAC system is a huge decision for a household. However, Engineered Solutions can make the task a breeze for you. From providing consultation and answering all your questions, to installing a high quality HVAC system in your home, we will ensures that the whole process is smooth and hassle free. Call us at (314) 394-0802 today.