Are you considering replacing your HVAC system, but feeling nervous about the process and reluctant to deal with the hassle? At Air Tech of Houston AC & Plumbing, we know you have questions regarding how to know when it’s time to replace your system and what an HVAC installation entails, and we’re here to answer them!
We want your heater installation to be a source of excitement, not something you dread. Read below to learn more!
How Do I Know When It’s Time to Replace My Furnace?
Replacing a heating system can be a stressful undertaking for homeowners and it makes sense that you wouldn’t want to do it unless you absolutely have to.
That’s why it is so important to know the warning signs of a failing furnace. Being able to easily identify these could save you tons of anxiety and possibly a renovation bill.
Energy Bill Skyrocketing
If you’ve noticed your energy bill starting to get out of control, it may be due to a faulty heater. Old furnaces can start to fail at the end of their lifetimes, causing a system to work much harder than it would have in the past.
If your system is staying on for longer, struggling to heat your home to the desired temperature, your energy bill will certainly reflect that.
Excessive Rust or Cracking
As a furnace ages, it becomes more susceptible to rusting and cracks. This is especially dangerous because any corrosion of the heating elements in your furnace poses a threat to your health and safety.
When a heat exchanger cracks, for example, lethal carbon monoxide can escape and invade your home.
Needing Frequent Repairs
If you find yourself needing to call a professional to repair your furnace multiple times in a year, it might be time to replace it altogether. An HVAC system will typically last about 15-20 years if it’s well taken care of, including annual seasonal tune-ups and maintenance.
If you have chosen to forgo these crucial yearly checks, your system may have a substantially smaller lifespan as a result.
If you’re not sure how old your system is, or if you’re tired of making frequent calls to have it repaired, reach out to Air Tech of Houston AC & Plumbing today!
What Does a Furnace Installation Entail?
So you’ve determined that it’s time to replace your furnace, but you still have questions about the installation process.
When you schedule a heater replacement or installation with Air Tech of Houston AC & Plumbing, we will work hard to make sure all of your questions about your new system get answered. Until then, refer to the guide below to get an idea of what the process will look like!
Load Calculation of Your Home
Before a heater can be installed, a professional must first come out to inspect your home and make sure everything is in order to deliver your heater and put it in place.
A load calculation will be done to determine how much heating and cooling your home will need. This will give us a good idea of what type of heater will fit your home best.
Measuring the physical area that the furnace will be installed in is extremely important and will be performed by your technician as a part of the initial inspection.
They will also check to make sure that your ductwork will be sufficient to handle the airflow throughout your home.
Removing Old Equipment
On the day of installation, the old equipment will be removed to make room for the new. This will include disconnecting any old wiring or ductwork.
It’s during this time that your technician will prepare the old space for the new furnace by cleaning:
- Under the unit
- The ductwork entry points
- The evaporator coil
Safety checks will be done before and during the installation process. Our team will work tirelessly to make sure that your installation goes off without a hitch.
Of course, through the entire process, our professional technicians will walk you through and gladly answer any questions you may have regarding your new HVAC system.
Call Air Tech of Houston AC & Plumbing for HVAC Installations!
Hopefully, now the process of replacing your heater is a little less daunting. At Air Tech of Houston AC & Plumbing, we have proudly served Houston and the surrounding area for years and we’ll be happy to add you to our growing list of happy customers.