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Need a new HVAC system? Ask These 10 Questions Before You Buy

Your HVAC system plays a vital role in your home comfort. Not only does it ensure that your home is kept at a comfortable temperature year-round, but it also plays an important part in helping you maintain humidity levels and control your indoor air quality, allowing you to create a safe and healthy home space for you and your family.

The average lifespan for an HVAC system is about 10 years, depending on the quality of the equipment and how well the system was maintained and cared for over time. If your heating and cooling equipment is coming up on 10 years, you may find it harder and harder to get comfortable. Additionally, some homeowners just aren’t happy with the HVAC system that came with their home and want to purchase a newer, more energy efficient model to keep them comfortable while driving down energy costs.

No matter what your reason is for purchasing a new HVAC system, you’re going to have some questions and concerns along the way, especially if this is your first time or if it’s been a decade since you’ve purchased a new system. Below, we’ve put together a list of the top questions you need to ask before you buy a new HVAC system:

1. What are my home comfort goals?

The first question that you need to ask yourself before you even begin browsing possible HVAC system and brands is – What are my home comfort goals?

Every family is different when it comes to what they need to keep their home comfortable. For instance, while some homeowners may be concerned about saving energy and lowering utility bills, others may be more focused on being able to customize the temperature in different areas of the home. You’ll need to decide what’s important to you and what you’re looking for in a new HVAC system before you start looking.

Here are some factors that may be important to you as a homeowner:

  • Energy Efficiency
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Noise
  • Smart Home Technology
  • Customized Options
  • Price

There is plenty more to add to this list, but this should help you get started thinking about what’s important to you in a home comfort system. Once you’ve created a list, it will be easier to research which systems fit your needs.

2. What is my budget?

Budget is another important consideration for homeowners when it comes to purchasing a new HVAC system. Buying a new air conditioner or heating system is an important and significant investment. Think about what your budget is for this new system, including both the equipment and installation.

When considering your budget, you’ll also want to factor in any promotions or rebates that you can take advantage of. Dealers often offer promotions or deals to help homeowners save money on new HVAC system installation. Equipment manufacturers also provide rebates during certain times of the year, which can offer significant savings when purchasing a new system.

HVAC financing is another thing to think about when considering your budget. Many homeowners just don’t have the funds up-front to purchase a new HVAC system, so they turn to financing options to help them get the new HVAC system their home needs. Though it depends on approval, it is possible to get HVAC financing with a low interest rate, allowing you to get the new system you want while making convenient monthly payments.

3. What size equipment best fits my home?

HVAC sizing is an important part of proper installation. Many homeowners mistakenly believe that purchasing a bigger air conditioner or heating system will help them get their home comfortable more quickly and efficiently. While others think that purchasing a smaller unit will help them save money and energy over time.

However, the opposite is true in both cases. If the HVAC system is too large for your home, it will turn on and off more often, causing unnecessary wear and tear to its parts while using more energy than necessary. On the other hand, a unit that’s too small will have to work harder than it should to keep your home comfortable, which also causes wear and tear while using a significant amount of energy.

Proper HVAC sizing not only ensures that your home will stay comfortable year-round, but it helps prevent unnecessary wear and tear to your parts while helping you heat and cool your home efficiently over time. To find out which size HVAC system you need for your home, speak with an experienced HVAC technician who will complete the calculations and find the right sized equipment.

4. What brand equipment do I want to purchase?

The brand of HVAC system that you purchase will impact your home comfort. Not only does the brand give you a better understanding of the quality and longevity of the equipment, but it will also impact the price and availability. It’s best to familiarize yourself with some of the brands available and read about their features and benefits. You should also take a look at some customer reviews to get a better understanding of which brand may be right for you.

At Advent Air Conditioning, we recommend Carrier home comfort systems because of their quality and value. As a leader in HVAC technology, Carrier has a long history of developing heating and cooling equipment that provides the very best in home comfort. Our HVAC technicians are also trained to select and install the best Carrier HVAC systems for your home comfort needs.

If you need help choosing the best Carrier HVAC system for your home, give us a call: (469) 240-5456.

5. Do I want an energy efficient model?

One of the top features that our customers tell us they want in a new HVAC system is energy efficiency. While these heating and cooling systems tend to come at a higher cost, they can help Dallas-Fort Worth homeowners save more money over time by lowering energy consumption and reducing monthly utility bills.

If energy efficiency is important to you, then you’ll want to find an HVAC system with a higher SEER rating. SEER is used to measure the ratio of the cooling output of an air conditioner over a typical cooling season to the energy it uses. The higher the SEER rating, the more efficient the system is, which can help you save on energy costs throughout the year.

6. Which HVAC contractor will I work with?

Another consideration you’ll need to make when purchasing a new HVAC system is which HVAC company you plan to work with. There are many different contractors in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and the company that you choose for new HVAC system installation will have an impact on your overall experience, cost, and quality on installation.

We recommend researching the contractor you work with to make sure they are reputable and experienced with new HVAC system installation. Here are some indicators that the company you are working with is worthwhile:

  • Great Customer Reviews
  • Awards and Recognitions (Locally and Nationally)
  • Long History of Outstanding Customer Service
  • Knowledgeable and Helpful Staff

7. What is my timeline for HVAC installation?

When do you need a new system installed? If you need something immediately, you’ll need to find an HVAC company that can handle emergency installation requests. However, if you are looking for installation at some time in the future, then you may want to wait until a time when you are able to take advantage of seasonal promotions and rebates.

You should also ask your HVAC technician how long the installation will take for the new HVAC system that you are interested in. This will give you an idea of the time period and costs associated with installation. These are all important things to take into account during your decision-making process.

8. Are there any promotions or incentives I can take advantage of?

As we mentioned previously, both dealers and manufacturers offer special incentives for new system installation during different times of the year. If budget is a major concern for you as a homeowner, then it may be worthwhile to take advantage of these savings opportunities throughout the year. For instance, Carrier offers factory rebates in the fall that provide significant savings for new system installation.

You may also find that many HVAC dealers offer promotions and incentives during the slower times of the year – spring and fall. These are the times of the year when HVAC companies are dealing with fewer emergency calls and repair services, meaning they are more likely to offer incentives for new system installation. If you’re able to wait until these seasons, you may be able to

At Advent Air Conditioning, we know how important it is for homeowners to save money on their HVAC costs. That’s why we offer seasonal promotions and deals to help our customers get the best value. If you’re interested in promotions and rebates, keep an eye on our dealer promotions page. We update this page frequently with promotions and deals that we offer our customers throughout the year.

9. Do I need any other HVAC accessories?

Depending on your home comfort needs, you may need more than just heating and cooling equipment when you purchase a new HVAC system. There are a wide variety of HVAC accessories that help homeowners keep their home comfortable, clean, and healthy year-round. It’s often best to purchase these HVAC accessories when you purchase your new system as you can ensure that the accessories are compatible with your new equipment. Some HVAC companies will also offer discounts and deals on accessories when you purchase a new system.

Not sure which HVAC accessories might be right for you? Consider your specific home comfort needs before you do some research. Many Texas homeowners use a dehumidifier to help control the humidity in their home during the summer time. Others prefer a smart thermostat to help them better control their climate year-round. One of our home comfort specialists can help you find the right HVAC accessories for your home to ensure home comfort year-round.

10. Should I also purchase an HVAC maintenance plan?

Yet another consideration you’ll need to make when purchasing new heating and cooling equipment is whether or not you will purchase an HVAC maintenance plan. HVAC maintenance plans are agreements you have with your HVAC company that provide seasonal maintenance services for your equipment for an affordable rate.

The greatest benefit of seasonal HVAC maintenance plans is that they help keep your system running smoothly and efficiently year-round. By keeping your system clean, well-lubricated, and free of malfunctions, your HVAC technician will help you prolong the life of your HVAC equipment while ensuring your family is comfortable.

Are you ready to find the HVAC system that’s right for your home? We’re here to help! Our home comfort experts will work with you to find a heating and cooling system that meets your home comfort system and fits within your budget.

Contact us now to get started.

Heat Not Working

Why won’t my heat come on?

Why won’t my heat come on? This is one of the most common questions that we get here at Advent Air Conditioning during the winter season. There are many different reasons why your furnace or heating system may not be working properly this time of year. And though it’s best to have an experienced HVAC technician diagnose and fix your system, it’s also helpful to know what the problem might be before you pick up the phone to call us.

Here are just a few common furnace issues that may be to blame for why your heat won’t turn on:

1. Your HVAC system hasn’t been properly maintained.

One of the biggest issues that we see with heating service calls during the winter is that the homeowner has not been taking the appropriate steps to maintain their heating system. If you didn’t schedule a spring HVAC maintenance visit, then this may be the reason for your heating issues.

A dirty blower motor can lead to equipment failure because when the motor is dirty, the heat exchanger doesn’t get enough moving air, causing it to malfunction. Similarly, dirty air filters will restrict the airflow in your system, amplifying any issues you may have and impacting the quality of your indoor air. This is why it’s so important to keep up with your HVAC maintenance schedule to keep the equipment clean and working properly.

2. Your heat pump’s starting components aren’t working.

If you’re using a heat pump to keep your home warm, and it just isn’t working, you may be experiencing issues with the starting components. There are a number of reasons why these components might fail. But when the starting components malfunction, they prevent your equipment from working properly.

3. The ductwork design or installation was done incorrectly.

Sometimes your heating system equipment isn’t to blame for your heating issues but rather your ductwork. Adequate ductwork design and installation are complex, and if your HVAC contractor or home builder tried to cut corners when sizing or installing your ductwork, then you may find that it’s difficult (or sometimes nearly impossible) to keep your home comfortable.

The solution to this issue is to redesign your ductwork for proper airflow. Though this can be a major undertaking, depending on your personal circumstances, it is often the only way that some homeowners can finally achieve a comfortable home temperature year-round.

4. The thermostat isn’t working.

If your thermostat isn’t working properly, you’ll find that it may be difficult to get your home to a comfortable temperature. If your thermostat doesn’t register the correct temperature then it doesn’t matter how much you crank the heat up – your home just will not get warm. If you think your thermostat may be to blame, it could be a simple fix or you may need to replace the device if it’s older.

 

Are you experiencing issues with your heating system? Since it could be a range of issues causing your heating troubles, it’s best to call in the professionals to diagnose and fix your system. That way, you can start enjoying a comfortable home climate in no time.

If you need furnace repair services in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, look no further than Advent Air Conditioning. Our trained and experienced HVAC technicians will examine your system and find the cause of your heating troubles while providing expert repair. Contact us today to schedule your service.

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3 Ways to Save Money on a New HVAC System

Every homeowner looks for ways to save money on home improvement. But when it comes to buying a new HVAC system, it’s no easy task. If you’re in the market for a new heating and cooling system but you’re working with a limited budget, you can use the tips below to save money on your new HVAC installation.

1. Shop around for the best contractor.

One way that you can save money on a new HVAC system is by working with a reputable HVAC contractor. Not only will a reputable HVAC company charge you fairly for equipment and labor, but they will do the job right the first time. By getting a quality HVAC installation the first time around, you can avoid some issues later on that arise due to improper sizing or installation.

The HVAC technicians at Advent Air Conditioning are NATE-certified, which means they are trained and stay up-to-date with best practices and standards for HVAC installation, maintenance, and repair. Furthermore, our team is trained and experienced in installing new HVAC systems, including making sure that your system is the proper size for your home and comfort needs.

2. Take advantage of factory rebates.

Another way to save money on a new HVAC system is to take advantage of factory rebates. Often, HVAC system manufacturers will provide special rebates during certain times of the year to offer incentives for homeowners to purchase new HVAC systems. If you want to save on the cost of your new system, do some research on these rebates to see how you might be able to take advantage of significant savings on your new HVAC equipment.

As a leader in HVAC technology, Carrier offers specialized rebates during the fall season to help homeowners save big on new HVAC systems. Carrier Cool Cash is an exciting opportunity for homeowners who have been putting off new HVAC system installation due to cost or budgeting issues. Look out for this special promotion next fall.

3. Check out HVAC dealer promotions.

In addition to factory rebates given from the manufacturer, you can also take advantage of savings offered by your HVAC company. HVAC companies will often offer different deals and promotions throughout the year to help homeowners save on new HVAC system installation, accessories, repair costs, and other heating and cooling products and services.

During this holiday season, Advent is currently offering a big savings opportunity with dealer rebates of up to $900. When you combine this with 0% financing for up to 72 months, Dallas-Fort Worth homeowners are able to experience some serious savings on a new HVAC system. For more information on this and other current promotions, visit our dealer promotions page.

 

Are you ready to find your new heating and cooling system? The home comfort experts at Advent Air Conditioning are ready to help you find a new HVAC system that meets your home comfort needs and fits within your budget. Call us today to find out which system is right for you: (469) 240-5456.