Great FAQS About Replacing HVAC Systems
No matter what part of the Michigan area you call home, you rely on your HVAC system to keep your home and family cool and comfortable in the sweltering summer months. You work hard to keep your HVAC system running at peak efficiency, you schedule regular tune-ups and preventative maintenance with a heating and cooling specialist, and you check your system for early signs of trouble.
You want to protect the investment you have made in your home’s HVAC system, and you wish that the system would last forever. Even so, even the best maintained HVAC system has a limited lifespan, and when the day arrives, you will need to start looking for its replacement.
If you are looking at replacing the HVAC system on your home, you probably have a lot of questions. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about replacing your HVAC system.
When Should I Replace My HVAC System?
Your HVAC technician can give you guidance, but in general, it is time to replace your system when the cost of maintaining it becomes significant. If your HVAC system is breaking down frequently and costing you a lot of money, you could probably get a better value by replacing it with a newer and more reliable model.
Will a New System Lower My Heating and Cooling Bills?
Almost assuredly – while the exact savings you see will vary, replacing your old and inefficient HVAC system with a newer and more energy-efficient model should significantly lower your heating and cooling costs going forward. In fact, the money you save could pay for a large portion of the replacement cost.
What Size HVAC System Do I Need?
There is no one right answer to this question, and a lot will depend on the size, and the layout, of your home. It is important to have a thorough inspection to determine the right size replacement HVAC system for your home, and the technician will look at things like the square footage of your home, the existing ductwork and the level of insulation you have in place.
No matter what type of home you own or what part of Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo or Lansing you live in, your existing HVAC system will last only so long. When your HVAC system needs to be replaced, it is important to be an active and informed consumer, and that means looking at all the options and choosing the heating and cooling solution that best meets the needs of you and your family.