Top 5 Frequently Asked HVAC Questions
HVAC systems do a lot of work throughout the year with little or no downtime. So, it's understandable to call on a HVAC professional every now and then. If your repair needs are becoming increasingly frequent, however, you may wonder if it's time to consider replacement.
1. Why replace my current HVAC system?
Over the years, a heating and cooling system can become less efficient. Oftentimes, the main culprit is regular wear and tear. If your home's comfort system is working harder to maintain the desired temperature, you may notice higher utility bills and the need for increasingly frequent repairs. If this is what you are experiencing, it may be time to consider a new system.
2. How much can I expect to pay?
There is no "standard" price tag associated with a heating and cooling system or a heat pump – which actually can be used to keep your home both warm and cool. An HVAC professional uses several different factors to provide a cost estimate. These typically include the size of your living spaces, the condition of your existing ductwork, and what kind of accessories you prefer.
3. How do I select the right heating/cooling system?
An HVAC professional can help you sort through your priorities to give you a better idea of what's right for you. In addition to budget, common considerations when choosing a heating/cooling system include the size of your home, your personal comfort preferences, and your general expectations.
4. What about indoor air quality?
According to the EPA, the concentration of air pollutants may be 2-5 times greater in indoor spaces than what's typical with outdoor environments. But if your heating and cooling system is properly maintained, you could benefit from improved indoor air quality. Regular duct cleaning and filter changes, for instance, could mean fewer allergy issues and respiratory problems.
5. What are the most common heating and cooling problems?
Even a fairly well-maintained heating and cooling system may need some attention now and then. The good news is that a trained HVAC professional is prepared to handle just about anything that can go wrong with a heating or cooling unit. Common issues include:
- Poor-quality airflow or uneven heating and/or cooling
- Water damage and/or ducts that leak
- Insufficient cooling/heating
- Irregular cycles or constant running
- Odd noises during operation
An HVAC professional from Master Mechanical can perform a thorough inspection of your system to give you a better idea of what services or products you'll likely benefit from. If it's time for a new HVAC system, we can direct you towards a comfort solution that's right for your needs and budget. Contact us today to learn more or schedule service.