Whether you’re a homeowner, a business owner, or both, having a working HVAC system for the properties you own is critical. Before you jump into replacing your HVAC system, though, here are 10 questions to ask yourself:
Before you decide to replace your system, ask yourself whether replacement or repairs make more sense. If your system isn’t too old, repairing your system may be equally as effective and save you money.
If you do decide to replace your system, it will be good to know how much you’re willing and able to spend. Costs of HVAC systems can range dramatically depending on features and output.
Knowing your heating and cooling needs is essential! Homes and businesses of different sizes will have different needs. This can be a confusing question to answer on your own, so we recommend consulting with a professional.
If you haven’t thought about energy efficiency, now’s the time to. Not only is a more energy-efficient system better for the environment, but it’ll also save you money on your heating and cooling bills.
If you don’t want to pay for your system upfront, you may need to explore financing options. At Naughton Mechanical LLC, we have financing options available—just ask to learn more.
Before you upgrade, you want to make sure that any system you’re considering will be compatible with your current ductwork (and any other specification of your home, such as the fuel source for a furnace).
If you’re replacing your HVAC system because it’s not doing a good job maintaining the temperatures within your home, you might consider what other actions you can take in addition to or instead of replacement. For example, is your home well-insulated? Have you caulked and weather-stripped your windows and doors? Are your windows old and energy inefficient?
Most reputable HVAC companies will offer you a free estimate before you move forward with purchasing and installing a new system. Always ask.
Before you select a system, it will be important to know what type of maintenance and future services will be expected, as well as whether or not the HVAC company installing the system can perform any of those services.
Finally, once you’ve made the decision to install a new HVAC system, you’ll want to find a reputable, experienced HVAC installer near you.
At Naughton Mechanical LLC, we specialize in HVAC system repairs, maintenance, and installation services. To learn more, reach out to us today for your free estimate.