What should you know about replacing HVAC Systems?

By Thornton Plumbing and Heating

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No matter how efficiently you manage the electronics of your house, these machines do have a limited life. Just like any other machine, even the HVAC system cannot remain efficient forever. There will come a time when you will have to replace it, and most house-owners in Salt Lake City dread that moment.

It is no surprise that replacing or upgrading the HVAC system will cost you some bucks. But, it’s the lack of basic information about HVAC units that prevents homeowners from upgrading their heating and cooling unit. This lack of information makes the replacement of HVAC system a bit overwhelming.

As one of the most reputed HVAC professionals in Salt Lake City, we consider it our duty to enlighten you about some of the common questions that are asked while replacing the HVAC system. So, let us start without much ado.

What is an HVAC system?

The acronym stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. A common HVAC system comprises of different mechanical parts such as indoor and outdoor units, ducts, air filters, and registers. It is the scaling and quality of these parts that determine the strength of HVAC systems. Depending on how much heating or cooling your house requires, you get to select one of the many options available on the market.

When is the right time to replace your HVAC system? 

The average life of an HVAC system is between 8 to 10 years. After that, the system becomes mostly inefficient and may repeatedly need repairs. It is time you should consider replacing the heating and cooling units. Even if you are not receiving many problems, it is still recommended to update the system after 8 years. Doing so will reduce the energy bills and provide even heating and cooling thru the house.

Do I need to replace all the HVAC parts at one time?

In expert opinion, it is always recommended to replace the entire system in one go. As doing it bit by bit is not an efficient solution and will cost more. For the HVAC system to work efficiently, all the parts have to be in good condition. If a part is not working properly, it may also affect the other parts that you have replaced recently. This leads to added cost and is not a cost-effective solution.

What is the appropriate size of the AC unit?

The selection of the HVAC unit is completely dependent on the size of the house or office space. The bigger is the area the larger unit it will require.

The HVAC unit has to be proportionate with the area, as a larger unit in a smaller space will alter the temperature quickly and has to be switched on and off more often. This leads to a loss of energy and the electricity will to rise.

Besides, if you place a smaller unit in a larger area, this might cause the system to overwork. Eventually, its efficiency will decrease and the cost of HVAC system replacement will increase.

What is the cost for HVAC replacement?

Once again, it is the location and size of the house that determines the cost of replacement. For smaller spaces, the costs will be smaller and for larger spaces, it will be larger. Another aspect that affects the cost of the installation is the location of the building. It is best to get professional advice when replacing the HVAC system.

HVAC professional will take into consideration all the factors including, location, building structure, size of the house, unit, components, labor, and additional part requirement.

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