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Questions to Ask Before Buying a New HVAC System

So your HVAC system is getting old and you’re thinking about buying a new one. This is a considerable investment, so you have to plan for it carefully. To make sure you buy the right HVAC system for your home, Hader HVAC professionals recommend asking these questions:

Should I Buy a New One or Repair the Old One?

An HVAC unit manufactured and installed after 2006 will probably be good for a few more years, especially if you’ve been diligent at keeping it maintained. Anything older than that should be replaced, as they’re not as energy efficient as newer models.

What Size of HVAC Unit Is Best for My Home?

You’ll need a Hader heating and cooling professional to take the appropriate measurements so they can advise you on the correct size of HVAC for your home. A unit that’s too big will cost you more, while one that’s too small will have a hard time keeping up with demand and will end up using more energy and not lasting as long.

Are There Additional Costs Besides Buying the Unit?

A professional will charge for labor when installing your new HVAC system, but that’s a small price to pay for your peace of mind. Installing an HVAC system isn’t a DIY job; forcing yourself to install something this significant can lead to damage to your HVAC system or your home, poor HVAC performance or even hazards like electric shock.

If, upon inspection, your ductwork and other components needed to efficiently run the HVAC system appear to be in poor condition, you may have to spend more to have them fixed. 

If you really want to take advantage of the new HVAC system’s benefits, it’s also a good idea to have your home inspected for energy efficiency. The inspector will provide you with information regarding what adjustments are needed to prevent thermal bridging and air leaks, such as weatherstripping and additional insulation.

If you need to repair or replace your air conditioning unit, get in touch with Hader. Call us today at (513) 661-1910 or fill out this form. We work with homeowners for their roofing, cooling and heating needs in Cincinnati.

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