Treat Your Home To a New HVAC
As the year comes to a close and a new year begins, homeowners will start to put together their budgets for what they would like to accomplish in their home in the new year. Owning a home is a constant process of repairs, maintenance, and updates that protect the most significant investment that most people will make in their personal lives. The HVAC system inside a home is one of the biggest percentages of the total investment of the entire house. Keeping the furnace and air conditioner running and running efficiently should be a priority to every homeowner.
Planning for HVAC replacement should be carefully considered. Here are some things to think about for homeowners considering a new furnace installation or total HVAC replacement.
Signs That Homeowners Need a New HVAC
First, homeowners need to know why they need to replace their HVAC. Replacing a furnace too early means spending unnecessary money, while replacing it too late means that the homeowner has likely spent too much money on repair and utility bills.
Knowing the signs that an HVAC needs to be replaced can help homeowners know when the optimal time to do so is. Some things to consider are:
- Age: If a unit is around 20 years old, it will soon need replacement.
- Frequent Repairs: Repairs are costly, so the more often repairs are needed, the more a new HVAC is a better idea.
- Poor performance: Units lose the ability to keep up over time. If a unit isn’t keeping up, a new one will keep the home more comfortable.
- High Utility Cost: Newer models are more efficient, and they haven’t lost efficiency due to time in service. A new unit will save money on repairs and operating costs.
Ensure the Unit Is Properly Sized
HVAC units are sized based on several factors that are subject to change over the period of homeownership. Over time, with renovations and increased efficiency in homes, it is likely that new units will no longer be appropriately sized for the current demand. When deciding to install a new furnace or air conditioner, homeowners should make sure their HVAC company takes into account things like:
- Type of windows
- Style of insulation
- Solar exposure
- Age of the home
- Humidity levels
When all of these are taken into account, HVAC professionals can make an accurate recommendation for the size of a unit so that the home stays cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
Remember to Maintain New Systems
For homeowners that get a new HVAC system, or those that have recently had one installed, professional maintenance is key to making it last. Professional maintenance can add years to a new system’s life and ensure that it breaks down less. It can even increase the efficiency so that heating and cooling bills stay low throughout its lifespan.
For homeowners that are concerned about their bottom line, professional maintenance is key to protecting the investment in a new HVAC system. Homeowners should look for reputable HVAC maintenance companies that have membership clubs to maintain their system. Memberships are the best way for homeowners to ensure that their new unit runs reliably for years to come.
About Gene Johnson Plumbing & Heating
Gene Johnson Plumbing & Heating is a family-owned and operated HVAC and furnace installation and maintenance company. With years of experience, friendly staff, and reliable technicians, homeowners can count on them in any situation. Call today to schedule furnace replacement in Seattle, WA!