Your HVAC system is one of the most expensive and important parts of your home. Naturally, replacing it is a big job and a big decision. Here are four things you need to think about before replacing your HVAC system.
- Do you need to replace it? There’s a right time for every decision. Some of the key indicators that you should replace your system are constant breakdowns, inefficient performance, and old age. Most well maintained systems last for 15 to 20 years depending on how much they are used and in what climates.
- Do you have to replace the whole system at once? It makes sense to only want to replace a trouble unit, but you’re usually best off in the long run replacing the whole HVAC system. All parts of your system work together, so if you only replace one part of your system, it may lead to poor performance. In some cases, having an incompatible piece of equipment may lead to an early failure.
- How big should the system be? Load calculations are important to size your system correctly for your home. If you have a system that is oversized, you’ll have an inefficient system. On the other hand, a small system won’t be able to keep up with your heating and cooling needs. Have a contractor perform these calculations for you to get sizing right.
- What type of system do you need? As technology continues to improve you have more and more options for heating and cooling systems. Some homes would benefit from a high efficiency heat pump, while others may do better with a geothermal heating and cooling system. Get an HVAC professional’s opinion on your different options.
Before you make a big decision like replacing your HVAC system, consult a professional. To get expert advice in the Oxford and Clarkston area, contact Aladdin Heating & Cooling. We’ve helped homeowners like you since 1945.
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