If your HVAC system is at the end of its operating life, its inefficiency has deteriorated, or it is in need of frequent repairs, it is probably time for a replacement. Choosing a replacement system is a significant investment, meaning you will want to do as much research as possible before making your final choice. Here are some of the questions we are commonly asked when a client is looking into replacing their HVAC system:

How do I know it’s time to replace my unit?

Every unit and home is different, but if your home’s vents have stopped blowing cool air (or stopped blowing air at all), you may be experiencing full system failure. Ideally, you don’t want to get to this point, because you will have to make an immediate (and probably rushed) decision. Pay attention to the age of your system. If it is over 12 years old, you could be wasting energy costs on an inefficient unit. While your system may be performing well beyond its expected lifespan, you are probably overspending on your utility bills due to your system’s reduced efficiency. A new system can likely save you up to 50% on home heating and cooling costs making it a more cost efficient choice in the long run.

Which HVAC system is right for my home?

The kind of HVAC system you need depends on your home and personal comfort level. In order to determine which HVAC system is the right fit for your home, you will want to have a professional HVAC technician perform a home inspection. After the technician takes into account several physical factors of you home (square footage, ductwork, insulation, etc.) they will then will take into account your personal preferences to help you determine the best system for you and your home. Are you looking to have different comfort levels throughout your home? A zoned system may be a good fit for you. If efficiency a top priority? You may want an HVAC system with a higher Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating (systems with higher SEER numbers cost more upfront, but have lower operating costs over their lifespan).

Should I replace all of my HVAC equipment at the same time?

Again, systems and equipment vary from home to home, but if you are in need of a replacement, it is generally recommended to replace your entire HVAC system all at once. This ensures compatibility and efficiency standards are met, and prevents future issues due to blending old and new equipment.

How can I extend the lifetime of my new system?

Proper installationpaired with regular tune-ups and maintenance can result in your new system lasting for up to 20 years. Inspect and replace the air filter when necessary and regularly check the thermostat. Keep furniture and clutter from blocking interior vents and keep debris away from your outdoor unit. Most importantly, be sure to schedule regular professional maintenanceon your new system.

Cochran Cooling & Heating Can Replace Your Unit and Answer All Your HVAC Questions

Replacing your HVAC system is a great opportunity to improve your home’s comfort, air quality, and energy efficiency. Call Cochran Cooling & Heating at 770-415-8934 or fill out an online form today to set up an appointment with a member of our team to get started.