Top 5 Consumer HVAC Questions - Deciding to replace your HVAC system may seem simple, but when you get down to it it’s actually an expensive and tricky decision. To help you along in making an informed decision on your HVAC needs here are answers to the top 5 most frequently asked questions. These five questions should get you on the right to find the right heating or cooling system for your home.
Top 5 Consumer HVAC Questions | Why should I replace my existing HVAC system?
Replacing your HVAC system is crucially important to the working order of your home. As the years go by systems are becoming more efficient to help the user save on their monthly bills. In addition to your current system’s obsolete, less efficient nature, as time goes on your system is becoming increasingly less efficient because of normal wear and tear. Whether or not you’re properly maintaining your systems as they get older they have to work harder, which causes your monthly bills to increase.
Top 5 Consumer HVAC Questions - How expensive are air conditioning and heat pumps?
There are many factors that determine the price of air conditioning and heat pumps. The size of your home is the first determining factor and how many rooms you need to circulate air through. The more rooms and the larger your home, the more expensive the system will be. Another factor in the price of an HVAC system is the condition of your ductwork and how much replacement will need to be done in order to install the new system.
Other factors in determining the price of a unit include any accessories you may need such as thermostats and electric air cleaners. It’s important to remember your budget when purchasing any HVAC system. Your savings on your monthly bills should start to cover the cost of the unit over time.
Using that as a rule of thumb is a great way to determine how much you should spend on your system.
Top 5 Consumer HVAC Questions | Should I be concerned with indoor air quality?
Indoor air quality is actually very important. Exposure to pollutants is 10 times higher indoors than outdoors. Without proper air quality, you can suffer health issues. By properly maintaining your HVAC system you can eliminate these pollutants along with other discomforts such as humidity.
Top 5 Consumer HVAC Questions | How do I select the right HVAC system?
Factors such as size, budget, temperature needs, and allergies should all be included in the decision of which HVAC system to purchase. Telling your HVAC representative what all of your stipulations are should be enough to ensure that you choose the right system. Make sure you know what you’re expecting out of an HVAC system and anyone in the industry will know how to deliver.
Top 5 Consumer HVAC Questions | What does an air handler do for my system?
An air handler circulates air that is produced by your heating or cooling units. The air handler allows you to filter air, humidify and dehumidify as needed. This is a great investment for a home that doesn’t otherwise get a lot of air circulation.
Top 5 Most Frequently Asked HVAC Questions
This article was written by Molly Banton. Molly works with Sedgwick Heating and Air Conditioning in Minneapolis, MN.
You make a good point when you mention how you should consider size when looking for an HVAC system. I live in a small house and need to find a way to efficiently keep it warm. I’ll try to find an HVAC system that will fit perfectly in my house.