Replacing your complete heating and AC system is an investment. It’s important to ask the right questions during the process. Check out some of the most frequently asked questions from the experts at Precision Heating & Air below and take a look at the areas we serve in the metro Atlanta area including Dallas, Acworth & Marietta just to name a few.
Why Do I Need to Replace My Furnace or Air Conditioner if It’s Working Fine?
We’ll never advocate replacing a working furnace or air conditioner unless it’s in your best interest. If you have a unit that’s over 12 years old, you could be wasting energy costs on an inefficient unit. While paying for a new furnace or air conditioner is an investment, it can save you up to 50 percent on home heating and cooling costs as well as repair costs for your older unit.
How Long Should My New HVAC System Last?
Most heating and AC systems have a lifetime of 10 to 20 years, but we typically recommend you replace your system every 12 years to ensure you keep your energy costs low and your system running efficiently. Proper installation, regular tune-ups, and maintenance can help your system last for up to 20 years though.
Do I Need to Repair or Replace My System?
It depends on your current HVAC system, but if you’re experiencing high energy bills, have expensive repair costs, or have had to repair it frequently, it may be more cost-efficient over time to replace your system. For a professional evaluation, schedule a service call with Precision Heating & Air online and save 10%!
Which HVAC System is Right for My Home?
Every person’s home and needs are different. For us to determine which HVAC system is the right fit for your home, one of our professional team members will need to do a home inspection and consider the square footage, ductwork, insulation, and other factors.
A professional can help ensure that you don’t get a unit that is too small for your home, which can cost a lot more in heating and cooling costs.
What Do SEER, AFUE, and HSPF Mean?
These acronyms are industry lingo used to help contractors and homeowners understand the efficiency of a given HVAC system.
SEER means Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. The higher your SEER rating, the more efficient your A/C unit is.
AFUE means Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency. The higher this rating, the more efficient your furnace is. If your furnace has 90% AFUE, then 10% of the fuel you use for your furnace isn’t being used to heat your home and is going out of the chimney.
HSPF means Heating Seasonal Performance Factor. This term is used for heat pump systems that can both heat and cool your home. The higher this rating is, the more efficient your pump is.
Should I Replace All of My HVAC Equipment at the Same Time?
This depends on your current system and equipment, but we typically recommend replacing your entire HVAC system all at once. Because your system has to communicate with all its parts, they should be in harmony with one another. Trying to blend both old and new equipment can cause issues later down the line.
Contact Us with Your Georgia Heating & AC Questions
Serving Dallas, Hiram, Acworth, Kennesaw, Marietta & Douglasville, GA
Have more questions? Talk to one of our helpful HVAC professionals today! We’re glad to provide quality service, repair, replacement installation, and maintenance for your Georgia home’s air conditioning and heating unit.
Contact us online or call (770) 758-4552 to set up an evaluation of your HVAC system or to get the answer to a question that you don’t see listed above.