Fall and winter is the best time of the year to replace your old air conditioning and heating system since the air conditioner isn’t being used and the HVAC Company’s summer rush is over. The last thing that you want to do is to have to replace it when it’s 95 degrees outside because you will be in a rush and may not make the best choice in selecting the right product for your needs.
If your system is over 10 years old the clock is running, especially on less expensive, lower quality building grade equipment brands. If you have had to do repairs over the last year, especially Freon leaks, then this is a good time to make the investment in your home for the future. Remember that although this is an unwelcome expense, it is also an investment because…
Besides water, electricity and a roof over your head, your air conditioning and heating system is a major part of your home’s value and your families comfort and health. Most families spend 50% or more of their time in their home. A well designed air conditioning and heating system can make a huge difference in how you feel and your health. There also is a return on investment as the newer units can save you a lot of money on Utility/Oil bills compared to the older units.
Equipment that you will be considering is an efficient outdoor unit, a furnace, a cooling coil, thermostat control, air filtration, humidity control and the duct system. As homeowners, we usually don’t think much about air filtration and the duct system, yet that is where many weaknesses are found by HVAC contractors who actually care about the total quality of your Comfort System. You might even want to look at other energy saving opportunities in the home including air sealing, insulation and duct improvements.
When selecting a replacement HVAC system, look for a top quality brand and a contractor who looks at every part of your current system so he can correct any deficiencies when installing the new equipment.