Whether you are in the market for a new HVAC system or have questions regarding your current one, we are here to help. Your HVAC system is an important part of your home, so you should learn everything you can about it how it operates.
Here are some commonly asked questions about HVAC systems that may help you with yours.
1. How much does a new HVAC system cost?
The average cost to fully replace or install an HVAC system can be anywhere from $5,000-$10,000. Cost varies depending on brand, SEER rating, features, etc.
2. How long does it take to install an HVAC system?
Again, the answer to this question varies depending on system size, accessibility, and who is performing the service. Generally speaking, it takes 2-4 days to install and HVAC system and change the ductwork.
3. What is the average lifespan of an HVAC system?
The average lifespan of an HVAC system is 15-20 years, give or take depending on maintenance and energy output.
4. What types of warranties are available?
There are two primary types of HVAC warranty: equipment and labor. Equipment warranties are provided by the manufacturer, while labor warranties are provided by the service provider.
5. How often should I change my air filter?
The package your air filter comes in should tell you when to change it. However, a good rule of thumb is to change your air filter every 60 days. This helps you keep your indoor air quality fresh and healthy.
6. What size system do I need?
It takes about 1 ton of cooling output to cool 400 square feet. You can adjust this number slightly in either direction. If you aren’t exactly sure what size you need, contact a professional.
7. What are the different types of HVAC systems?
There are numerous types of HVAC systems, including single-split systems, multi-split systems, ductless systems, hybrid systems, and VAV systems. Research individual HVAC systems to determine what type is best for you.
8. Does brand name matter?
As the saying goes, you get what you pay for. Brand name does matter when it comes to HVAC systems. It’s best to pay the upfront cost for a system that will provide a return on your investment.
To prevent long-term problems and protect your air quality, you should have your HVAC system professionally inspected yearly.
Here is some additional information regarding HVAC systems that you might find helpful.
1. The quality of your HVAC system affects your indoor air quality.
Did you know that your air conditioner, heater, and ductwork directly affect your home’s air quality? Poor indoor air quality can cause both immediate and long-term health problems, as well as decrease the comfort of your home. It is important to take the proper steps toward developing good indoor air quality.
2. Routine maintenance can increase the lifespan of your system.
Most homeowners think of HVAC maintenance as preventing repairs. However, having your system inspected can also increase its lifespan. Not only does this save money on repairs, it saves money on replacements.
3. Always check for a high SEER rating.
Your air conditioner’s SEER rating describes how much energy your system uses to keep the temperature comfortable. The higher your air conditioner’s SEER rating is, the better. Low SEER ratings cause energy waste, high utility bills, and system breakdowns.