Replacing your HVAC system is a major undertaking. Deciding on which units need to be replaced, what type of new equipment to install, and how much the replacement process will cost are just some of the factors to be considered when updating your current system.
If you’re thinking about upgrading, you likely have questions about the replacement process. Making informed decisions is important, especially when it comes to such a considerable investment.
Here, we’ve compiled some of the most frequently asked questions about HVAC replacement.
When do I know it’s time to replace my HVAC system?
There are several indicators, like the age of your system and your energy bills, that let you know it’s time for a system replacement.
On average, HVAC units tend to have a 10- to 20- year lifespan. If your heat pump or AC is over 10 years old, or your furnace or boiler is over 15 years old, it’s likely time to think about replacement.
Higher energy bills, persistent repairs, or issues with humidity or dust can also mean it’s time for an upgraded system.
What type of HVAC system should I buy?
The type of replacement system you install will depend on your local climate, the size of your home, and your budget. In general, the larger the space you need to heat and cool, the larger size unit you will need.
Single or multi-stage systems, zoned systems, heating systems like furnaces and boilers, and cooling systems like window, central, or mini-split air conditioners are some of the most commonly used HVAC systems.
Do I need to replace all my HVAC equipment at once?
While it’s not mandatory to purchase and install all new equipment at the same time, it’s highly recommended. When installing new units, it’s critical that all pieces of equipment, including heaters, heat pumps, and climate control systems work together effectively and efficiently.
Purchasing equipment from the same manufacturer and installing it all at once is ideal. But if you prefer to replace each piece of equipment individually, a professional HVAC technician can help to make sure it will work with your current system.
What are the benefits of HVAC system replacement?
Updating your system increases the energy efficiency of your home, resulting in lower energy bills. This also benefits the environment by reducing your carbon footprint.
The increased airflow and air quality benefit your health and everyday comfort by reducing allergy symptoms, asthma, and illnesses. A new system will also raise the overall value of your home.
How much will an HVAC system replacement cost?
The cost of a new system is, understandably, one of the most asked questions about HVAC replacement. But the price can vary widely depending on a variety of factors, including the size, model, and efficiency of the unit. High-efficiency systems will cost more upfront but offer energy savings over the long term.
At Expert HVAC Services, we strive to offer competitive, affordable pricing to all our customers. You can always request a free estimate to receive a quote for a replacement system for your home.
What kind of maintenance does my replacement HVAC system need?
Routine professional maintenance, at least once a year, is recommended for all HVAC systems to keep them running smoothly. Checking your air filter, vents, and outdoor areas monthly for dirt and dust can also help keep your new system in the best possible condition.
Where can I learn more?
If you’re considering a system replacement but still have questions, our professional technicians at Expert HVAC Services can help. We have the skill and experience to evaluate your current system, provide recommendations for upgrades, and offer replacement services.
Interested in learning more about HVAC replacement? Contact us today!