Most homeowners go without thinking about when they will need to replace their HVAC system in the house. Since HVAC systems are built to last for a couple of years, it is often an “out of sight, out of mind” scenario. When it comes time to buy a new one, it can feel as though it came out of nowhere. However, it is often very apparent when it is time to change your HVAC system. If it’s summer and your machine is blowing hot air through your home – you will know. There are more signs than that it is time to replace your air conditioning unit.
The process of replacing your HVAC system can get overwhelming. At Trust Heating and Air, we understand this and we are here to help. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions regarding HVAC systems:
What is HVAC?
Starting with the basics, HVAC is an acronym standing for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning. When we reference HVAC systems, we are usually referencing the entire heating and cooling system in a home. This includes air ducts, air conditioning units, indoor and outdoor units, air filters, registers, and controls. Not every HVAC system is the same and they are often specific to the heating and cooling needs and size of a space. Ask your technician to explain to you what your HVAC system is comprised of. This information can be important when taking on projects or making changes.
When Should I Replace an HVAC System?
With proper maintenance and care, an HVAC system can last a long time. If you are frequently needing repairs, it might be time to look into a new system. A properly working system should only be repaired occasionally and mostly requires routine maintenance. If your AC unit is over 15 years old, it might be time to replace it. Even if it appears to be working fine, a new and updated machine will run more efficiently and save you money on energy consumption. If you have tried repairing your system multiple times and it is still having issues heating and cooling your home, it might be time to replace the system. This can also save you from the cost of larger and more expensive repairs.
Should I Replace All HVAC Equipment at the Same Time?
Most often, it is recommended that you replace it all at once. This way it runs as efficiently as possible and older equipment doesn’t cause more wear-and-tear on new equipment. If only one piece of your air conditioning system breaks, you have the option to replace just that piece or replace the entire unit. Our experts will work with you to see what the most cost-effective and efficient option is. In some cases, it makes more sense to replace the entire unit rather than have a series of expensive repairs before eventually needing to replace it anyways. If a part in your HVAC system fails, there will likely be more issues soon to follow based on the age and model of the unit. At Trust Heating and Air, we make sure you know all of your options so you can choose the best one for you.
What Size HVAC Unit Should I Get?
This is completely dependent on the size of your space and heating and cooling requirements. Talk to one of our experts today to learn more about what is best for your space.
What Type of Heating and Cooling System Should I Install?
There is a lot to be considered when looking at the different systems that are available and what is best for your space. Just like the size of the unit, the type of unit is reliant on many factors. These factors can include the needs of the space, the size, the kind of building, and the environment. One of our experts can come to you and give you an assessment to help determine what type of system is best suited for your needs.
How Much will a New HVAC Unit Cost Me?
This is also dependent on the size and type of HVAC system your space requires. For an assessment and an estimate that is specific to your space, give us a call! At Trust Heating and Air, we know this can feel like a lot to consider and that is why we are with you every step of the way. If you have any questions, we are more than happy to help. Call or contact us today!