7 THINGS TO CONSIDER WITH RESIDENTIAL HVAC INSTALLATION
Even yearly maintenance and diligent repairs can’t keep an HVAC system alive forever; like every other appliance, it will eventually wear out. If your air conditioner struggles to properly cool your house in the summer, and your heater fails to keep you comfortably warm in the winter, it’s time to face facts: your HVAC system is ready to be retired. Although the thought of replacing your HVAC system may be daunting, it may also be exciting. With so many new technologies to choose from, you have the opportunity to install an ideal HVAC system that fits all of your family’s needs. At Dial One Johnson Plumbing, Cooling & Heating, we know that HVAC systems play a crucial role in providing you with a comfortable living space. As a big investment, you shouldn’t purchase a new HVAC system before conducting lots of research and consulting with a Red Oak HVAC professional. If you fail to consider your options and impulsively buy a new system, you could end up with an HVAC system that isn’t optimal for your space and needs. Keep reading to learn about seven things you should consider before contracting residential HVAC installation. At Dial One Johnson Plumbing, Cooling & Heating, we’re here for all of your HVAC concerns, whether you need an AC repair, a heater tune-up or an entire HVAC replacement. Contact us online to schedule HVAC service today.
1. Proper SizingIn the world of HVAC, bigger isn’t necessarily better. Although it might be tempting to buy a gargantuan HVAC system capable of cooling a massive space, it won’t work properly in a home that isn’t also massive. Oversized equipment can cycle too frequently, which shortens the equipment’s lifespan, and will fall short of maintaining the same indoor air quality as a smaller system by failing to efficiently dehumidify. Of course, an HVAC system that’s too small will also give you grief. In addition to struggling to cool your home, an HVAC system that’s too small will consume more energy, driving up your utility bills. Unfortunately, you can’t mitigate the effects of a system that’s too small by running fans; although they circulate air, they don’t change the capacity requirements. When calculating the size your HVAC unit should be, your best bet is to contact a Red Oak HVAC expert for an assessment.
2. Energy EfficiencyThe only thing worse than knowing that your HVAC system (or any appliance, for that matter) is wasting tremendous amounts of energy is seeing that waste reflected on your utility bill. When given the choice between a less expensive HVAC system with standard efficiency and a more expensive HVAC system that’s very energy-efficient, the latter is almost always the better choice. You’ll have your new HVAC system for a long time, maybe even for 20 years, and in that time, energy costs will continue to rise. Buying an energy-efficient HVAC system will conserve energy, decrease your carbon footprint and save you money in the long run.
3. HVAC BudgetMost people would love to buy the most advanced, efficient HVAC system on the market, but they simply don’t have the money for it. Before getting your heart set on the newest HVAC system on the market, it’s important to take a hard look at your budget to determine what’s realistically in your price range. Luckily, Dial One Johnson customers don’t have to choose between a quality HVAC system and breaking the bank. We’ve partnered with Lennox HVAC to offer the top residential air conditioners on the market at affordable prices. Still concerned about the cost? That’s not a problem. Dial One Johnson offers multiple financing options so that you never have to choose between going without and buying a system you can’t afford.
4. Indoor Air QualityWhether you realize it or not, your indoor air quality can greatly affect your health. According to experts, indoor air can be several more times polluted than outdoor air in even the largest, most industrial cities. Indoor pollutants like allergens, mold, bacteria, particulate matter, volatile organic compounds and smoke can cause respiratory problems and illness. When you’re preparing for residential HVAC installation, make sure your new HVAC includes components designed to improve indoor air quality. At Dial One Johnson, we care about the health of our Red Oak customers. That’s why we offer several options for improving your home’s indoor air quality, including advanced cleaning air systems, UV lights and dehumidifiers. Additionally, our HVAC experts can help you pick out a new HVAC system that includes similar components so that you can start getting the cleanest indoor air as soon as your new system’s installed.
5. Smart FeaturesAlthough the idea would have seemed nearly inconceivable 25 years ago, many new HVAC systems include smart features that allow you to control your settings via wifi. Additionally, some smart HVAC systems include the following features:
- Smart vents
- Smart thermostats
- App control
- Automatic updates