What You Need to Know About HVAC Replacement & Costs
Have you found yourself having to count on an increasingly unreliable HVAC unit, wondering about the expenses to replace it? While we can’t give a definite replacement cost in the article, we can give some insight into whether or not a replacement unit is the necessary action for you, and how to account for additional factors that would contribute to your final bill.
If you are interested in a largely inclusive home warranty plan, Reddi Services may have the option for you! Our Reddi Planned Maintenance (RPM) program offers annual heating and cooling safety checks and service, along with annual plumbing safety checks and inspections! Quality maintenance extends the life of your equipment and saves you money.
How To Know If You Need To Replace Your HVAC System
Sometimes it may just be obvious; your HVAC unit is old, it may be making irregular noises, and perhaps has needed multiple repairs through the years. On the other hand, the answer is not always so obvious, and you find yourself adjusting the thermostat more often, resulting in a larger energy bill. No matter the case, if either of these sound true, it may be worth considering a new HVAC system.
What To Look For In A New HVAC System
Your HVAC unit is one of the most important pieces in maintaining your home, and when it comes time to replace it, we understand it can be a daunting task. Here are some important things to keep in mind when searching:
- Begin and finish your project with the right contractor. The efficiency of your unit is determined by its installation, meaning it is of the utmost importance to work with a reputable contractor. Make sure that any of your candidates are willing to break down the cost for you.
- Determine Unit Size. Make sure your contractor performs a load calculation and takes into consideration the size of your home, roofing materials, orientation of the home in daylight hours, and other related notes.
- Pay Attention To The SEER Rating. The Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) is a rating that shows how efficient the unit will be. Although a higher SEER rated unit will cost more initially, you’ll also end up saving money through its efficiency in the long run.
- Use Rebates! Check to see if you can apply for any rebate incentives to bring down some of your HVAC replacement cost.
Replacement Costs And Influential Factors
For the most part, a replacement and repair cost of a cooling unit can range from $150 to $4,000. Heating units cost roughly the same amount as well. If you are thinking that you need a full replacement, you’re likely looking at spending a few thousand dollars. Some additional factors to consider when looking for a unit include:
- The size and type of unit you are looking for.
- The fuel necessary to run the unit.
- Additional repairs, replacements or add-ons, such as ductwork.
- Energy efficiency of the new unit.
Things To Consider After Replacing Your HVAC Unit
As with other costly repairs, your home system replacement is a serious investment. It can be unfortunate, but sometimes even new units will have a performance issue every once in a while. Reddi Services covers what many home warranty companies don’t, giving you peace of mind and knowing your home’s most important appliances are being well-kept. Call today to learn more and secure your home with our RPM program!