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Common Mistakes Homeowners Make When Replacing Their HVAC Units

May 25, 2020

Heating and cooling systems have a lifespan of about 10 years for central air conditioning and heat pumps and 15 years for furnaces. Once your system has reached this age, replacing it is a wise choice for your wallet, comfort and the environment. Keep in mind these common mistakes that Willamsport, MD, homeowners make when replacing their HVAC units.

Choosing the Wrong Size of Equipment

Buying a heating or cooling system that has too much or not enough capacity could lead to excessively high utility bills, lack of indoor comfort and a shorter HVAC system lifespan. When you choose us for your heating and AC installation, we calculate your Williamsport home’s heating and cooling load. We then show you some of the energy-efficient options that will be the right size for your home.

Overlooking Indoor Air Quality

An HVAC system doesn’t just heat or cool your home. It also plays a big role in cleaning your home’s air. Indoor air is often more polluted than the outdoor air. When choosing the equipment for your heating and AC installation in Williamsport, consider the system’s air filter. A high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter captures at least 99.97 percent of particles in your home’s air, explains the Department of Energy. You may also want a whole-house humidifier, dehumidifier or air purifier that works alongside of your new heating and cooling system. Whole-house humidifiers and dehumidifiers maintain consistent humidity levels, and air purifiers remove odors and inactivate bacteria, viruses and allergens.

Ignoring Ducts

Don’t forget about your home’s air ducts when scheduling heating and AC installation services. According to Energy Star, leaky, damaged or poorly connected air ducts could waste 30 percent of the heated or cooled air from your HVAC system. Leaky or dirty ducts contribute to poor indoor air quality and humidity issues, too. When replacing the heat pump, central air conditioning or furnace, get the ducts inspected. They may also need repairs or replacement.

To learn more about the common mistakes made by homeowners replacing their HVAC units in Williamsport, check out Care Services Inc’s heating and AC installation services, or call us for additional details.

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