Thursday, December 23, 2021

Buying a New HVAC System – The Answers to All Your Questions!

A good HVAC system can make or break your home comfort. Imagine sweltering summers with no air conditioning, or frigid and icy winters with no heat... Missouri weather can be brutal and you need a great system to keep up with it. If yours is struggling and it's time for a new one, or you're building a new house altogether, Royal Heating & Air is the best HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks and we are here to help! In today's blog, we're answering common questions when it comes to buying a new HVAC unit. Keep reading to find out! 

Should I Replace All the HVAC Equipment at Once?

If only part of your system goes out, it's possible that you won't have to replace the entire system. However, we recommend that when you replace one, it can be a good idea to replace both. Typically, AC units and furnaces are installed at the same time. That means if one goes out, it won't be long before the other one wears out too. If you are spending money to replace part of the unit, you deserve to have the peace of mind that your entire system is updated and running efficiently! You will also save money by only having technicians come out once instead of twice. Plus, in the long run, you'll save money with improved efficiency all around.

What Size System Do I Need?

Determining the right size for your HVAC system is important. If you buy a system that is too large for your home, you'll be wasting money. But, if you buy one that's too small, it won't keep your home at a comfortable temperature. You want to buy one that's just right! One way is to determine the proper size for your unit is to determine how many BTUS of heating and tons of AC you will need. You can figure that out by using the square footage of your home. There are several useful charts that can help you factor the right BTUS for your home's square footage. If you are between sizes, we recommend going up in size. You can also give your local HVAC expert a call: 573-480-4313. We would be happy to help you determine what size system would be right for your home!

How Long Does Installation Take?

Each home and situation is different, so we recommend that you get a specific quote to determine an estimated timeframe for installation. After you find the right unit for your home, we determine whether or not we need to order the system or if we already have it in stock. The actual installation time varies depending on the home's specifics and what is needed to install the unit. For example, will the system need new ductwork also? Installation in homes with ductwork already installed typically takes a full day. However, if we need to add the ductwork, vents, and other HVAC equipment, it could take longer. On existing homes, the old unit has to be removed before the new one can be installed, so it could take up to a couple days for the entire process. There are a lot of variables! Give us a call and we can help evaluation your situation and give you an accurate quote.

What is a SEER Number?

SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. It is a measurement of an air conditioner's cooling capacity to the power input. It is a rating to show how efficient the system will perform and it is given by the manufacturer. When you purchase a unit, typically the higher the SEER rating the more efficient the unit will be. Always choose the higher SEER rating when given a choice.

How Do I Qualify for Rebates?

Rebates change from year to year, so always ask before purchasing your unit to see if it qualifies. Most rebates only qualify on existing homes and not for rentals or new construction. We can help you navigate through all your questions before purchasing your next HVAC unit.

Best Heating & Cooling Company 

At Royal Heating and Air, we pride ourselves on being The King of Comfort! As the best HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks, we are here to help with all your heating and cooling needs. Give us a call to learn more or schedule an appointment! 573-480-4313

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