Upgrading your HVAC system isn’t always just for comfort, but sometimes it’s necessary. Often it can be more efficient to service, repair, or replace certain parts. Other times, your home will be better off with a brand new HVAC installation.
Homeowners rarely need to replace their HVAC systems, so you should not worry about not knowing every answer to all your questions. One of the earliest questions you will face is how much this will cost you to install a new system. That depends on a couple factors, and each is unique to the size and style of your home.
We recommend that you get a couple estimates from reputable HVAC companies or contractors and find the best quote that works. Usually, the contractor will measure the square footage of your home, the size of your property and condition of the structure. They will suggest the size and type of HVAC system that best suits your needs, and can even point out some areas that may need repairs or other attention.
In some situations, it might be just one part of your existing HVAC system that needs attention. However, the contractor might suggest that you should replace the entire system to maintain maximum efficiency. Of course, the upfront cost will be higher to install a new system, but you will see a return on your energy bills every month after.
When it comes time for your HVAC installation, there are a couple things you can do to prepare. Before the installation team arrives, move furniture or valuables that might be in the way. If you have a pet, move them to a safe, quiet location and away from where you expect to do work.
The standard length of the job is one day, but sometimes it might take a little longer. Before starting the job, the crew will lay drop cloths or protective paper over your flooring and furniture, and then they will begin disassembling and removing your old HVAC system.
Part of the crew will assess the current ductwork and make repairs or modifications as necessary. Because ductwork is an important part of the system, you can expect a crew member to find their way to your attic or crawl spaces.
With the old system out and the ducts in good condition, bringing in the new system begins. Depending on the recommendations and the system chosen for your home, work could be done both inside and outside. Most HVAC contractors can upgrade wiring and circuit breakers, but there may be the rare occasion that a licensed electrician should come in and finish the job.
After all the tests are complete and your new HVAC system is up and running, your contractor should go over the proper operation of your system and answer questions that you may have.
If you aren’t sure about the condition of your HVAC system, and do not know if it needs repairs or replacements, call the professionals at Sharon’s Heating and Air Conditioning today at (734) 425-1415. Our staff is ready to answer all questions you may have.