Is your heating and cooling system getting louder lately? Maybe you have noticed a steady increase in your monthly utility expenses and have no good explanation. These are signs that your HVAC unit may need replacing. If you decide to replace the system, you will need information about the process of installing a new unit.
Choosing the Right HVAC System
Picking a replacement HVAC system is not as easy as purchasing the largest unit available. HVAC components that are too large for your heating and cooling space are just as inefficient as a undersized unit. A problem called rapid cycling can develop with an oversized capacity system. This happens when your living spaces heats or cools quickly and the HVAC shuts down and quickly needs to restart over and over again. This is a very inefficient type of operation that can increase running costs. A professional can recommend the correct size for your needs.
Finding a Reputable Contractor
Locating a qualified professional for your HVAC installation is just as important as choosing the right capacity unit. Look for a company that is licensed and bonded to work in your area. If you have a favorite brand of component that you would like installed, ask if the contractor carries that type of equipment. A company that is local is going to know specifics about the systems that work well in your area.
If you replace a heating and cooling system, a new unit that uses the same fuel such as natural gas or oil will be much cheaper to install than switching to a new fuel source. The physical size of the new system should also be considered prior to making any purchases. A unit that requires additional construction to make more space will add considerable cost to the installation.
Modern HVAC Systems
The heating and cooling components today are much more efficient than units from just a few years ago. The monthly savings can significantly add up over time. If you are planning to remain in your home for a long period of time, this is an important factor when choosing the quality of a new system. Scheduling regular maintenance regularly can also add years to the system’s lifespan.
Please contact Paschal Heat, Air, and Geothermal when considering HVAC replacement and installation. We have been proudly serving Springdale and Northwest Arkansas since 1968.