A Checklist for Buying a New HVAC System

A Checklist for Buying a New HVAC SystemIf you are in the market for a new HVAC system, it is important to know what you’re looking for. Fortunately, you can follow a simple checklist to ensure your new system is energy-efficient, a good price, and installed by a trustworthy company.

Signs that It’s Time to Replace Your HVAC System

Before looking for a new HVAC system, you have to know when the old one is biting the dust. The following are 5 signs that it’s time to replace your HVAC system.

1. The system is old and outdated.

If your system is slowing down after 20-25 years, it’s probably time to look at a replacement rather than a repair. A modern, energy-efficient system makes a better investment than a repair that will last less than a year.

2. The system constantly turns on and off.

If your air conditioning or heating constantly turns on and off, your system is probably the wrong size. A system that is either too small or too large tends to overwork itself and waste energy, costing you extra money.

3. Your monthly utility bills are steadily climbing.

High utility bills indicate an inefficient system. A repair might fix this problem, but if it comes back quickly, consider a replacement.

4. Your HVAC system has poor energy efficiency.

Low energy ratings always cost more money in the long rung than high energy ratings.

5. You constantly have to make repairs to the system.

Again, a constant need to call a professional means you should probably give up and invest in a replacement. It saves you more money in the long run.

Your New HVAC System Checklist

So, what exactly should you look for in a new HVAC system? We recommend that you take the following steps.

1. Determine the age and brand of the replacement system.

The age of the system is important, and brand matters too. Do your research, and contact a trustworthy professional for help if necessary.

2. Ask about the replacement system’s energy ratings.

Likewise, your new HVAC system should have a high energy rating. This ensures that your monthly utility bills stay low and that you waste minimal energy.

3. Ensure you purchase the correct size.

Weigh the square footage of your home against the size of your new system. If your system is too small, it will overwork itself to keep up with the demand. If it’s too large, it will constantly turn on and off, reducing its lifespan.

4. Ask about warranties.

A good HVAC warranty protects you from a faulty system. Determine upfront whether you need a labor warranty, an equipment warranty, or a combination. Shop with this in mind.

5. Determine your average monthly utility cost.

Find your current monthly cost, and then figure out the monthly cost of each system you consider. It goes without saying, but the new system should cost less to run, even if costs more to install.

6. Hire a professional HVAC technician to install the replacement.

Quality installation makes all the difference in the world. When selecting an installation company, consider reviews and recommendations. Additionally, don’t be afraid to ask questions.

How Can ABE Heating & Cooling Help?

As a licensed Rheem dealer, we can introduce you to some of the most energy-efficient and cost-effective systems currently available on the market. ABE Heating and Cooling offers great products with iron-clad warranties and superior installation services, all at manageable prices suitable for any budget. We are located in Brighton, Colorado, and serve the entire Denver Metro Area, and if you would like to learn more about high-efficiency furnaces please contact us today to discuss the possibilities.