Questions to Ask When Replacing your A/C

February 26, 2014 5:31 pm

Air conditioning and heating systems can be very complicated if you have to replace your old system. If you aren’t in the business of taking care of them, you will most likely benefit from reading this list of frequently asked questions that we get here at Hassell Air.

How do I Know When it’s Time to Replace my A/C or Heating System?

If your system has become old, and if it is not as efficient as it used to be, or if it is in dire need of expensive repairs, it would probably behoove you to start thinking about getting a new system. Over the last ten years, air conditioners have become up to 60% more efficient, and the new technology can drastically decrease your heating and cooling bills. Take a close look at the return on your investment of the purchase of a new system. Take into account the monthly savings on your heating and cooling costs before resisting the promptings to replace your current HVAC system. If you aren’t sure whether or not you need to replace it, give Hassell Air a call and let us come take a look. If we can save you money, we will. We will never sell you anything you don’t need.

Are Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Systems Very Expensive?

Expensive is in the eye of the beholder. What one may consider a lot of money, another may consider to be very little. Whatever the situation, we do the best we can to save you all we can. There are many factors that need to be taken into consideration when planning how much a new unit would cost. For instance, how big is your home? What is the configuration of your ductwork, and what kind of condition is it in? Will you need new components like a thermostat, or maybe an electric air cleaner? The good news is that we have a wide selection of air conditioning systems to fit your needs, as well as your budget. Give us a call and we’ll go over some of your options.

How do I Know Which Heating / Cooling System to Purchase?

One of the first things to consider is what size of a system you will need. To start, we can provide a load calculation and an energy analysis for your abode. This will give us an idea of what your needs are. This will also help us to determine just what equipment you will require. For instance, if you suffer from allergies, you may need to get a unit with an ECM (electronically commutated motor) that will circulate and filter the air continuously in your home. It costs about the same to run one of these as it costs to operate one standard light bulb. Another thing to examine is whether or not the purchase of a particular unit will pay off as an investment. Will the eventual savings of having the system offset the additional cost of the upgraded equipment? Based on our findings, we can show you the systems that best fit your needs, and compare between the companies that offer them.

What is Involved in the Replacement of my Old System?

First, there is the replacement of the actual equipment, but there are other items that Hassell Air will want to inspect as well. These items include things like ductwork, insulation, piping for the refrigerant, the condition of the electrical service, the current wiring, the thermostat, the condensation piping, the flue piping, the flue terminations, the liner of the chimney, the filters, slabs, driers, grills, registers, drain pans and evaporator coils … to name a few. Don’t let these items scare you, we just want your new system to run at maximum efficiency.

In short, if it turns out that you need to get a new heating/cooling system, you needn’t fret. Hassell Air has been doing this a very long time, and our key strategy is treating our customers how we would want to be treated. We call it the Golden Rule of Business. We will take you under our A/C wing and guide you through the process, keeping your needs and your budget in mind.

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