AC & Heater Repair in San Antonio

Questions to Ask Before New HVAC Installation

Thinking about replacing your HVAC system for 2016? Before you ring in the New Year by swapping out old heating and cooling components for new ones, here are three smart questions you will want to ask your HVAC technician beforehand:

How old is yours?
The first thing you’ll want to find out is how old your HVAC system is. Maybe you bought a system a few years ago, or possibly you moved into a home with an older system. Either way, do you know the age of your HVAC system and all its components? Such equipment is typically made to last about 15 to 25 years. Your furnace, for example, should last about 15 to 20 years. But your AC will probably only live about 10 to 15 years. Find out which parts might be past their lifespan and replace accordingly.

What size should you get?
When it comes to HVAC, size matters. The proper size system can reduce “cyclic losses” and improve humidity control. It can also help you to conserve energy and heat or cool your home efficiently. For instance, buying an AC unit too small can affect your home’s comfort, but buying one too large can be an energy waster. To find the best size, ask your local HVAC pro.

Which is the best brand for your needs?
HVAC systems, from heating to cooling, can cause problems when you least expect it. That being said, it’s important to minimize the chances of malfunction by choosing the right brand for your home’s needs. Also, think about pricing – do you have a budget and are you willing to spend a bit more for a quality brand? Talk to your HVAC technician about different popular and efficient brands on the market before deciding – it can make all the difference!

At Schmidt Mechanical, we make your comfort our top priority, which is why we work with a number of high-quality products to help you make your home more efficient for the New Year! And don’t forget our trained professionals are here for any and all of your home heating needs this winter. To learn more about the services we offer, give us a call at (210) 361-7002 or visit our website.