HVAC Services in Roundup
HVAC repairs are a normal part of home ownership. You can prevent them from sneaking up on you by paying attention to your equipment and air quality. Keep the age of your equipment in mind. Different kinds of heating and cooling have different lifespans. Repairs become more common as units reach middle age.
If your unit leaks, makes strange noises, struggles with starting, or has frequent stops and starts, it may be time for service. Reduced air quality is another symptom and may include increased humidity, strange or unpleasant odors, and inconsistent temperature regulation.
Mold growth, accumulation of dust or debris on equipment or vents, and poor airflow also point to a needed repair. Catching issues early and calling your trusted HVAC company for repair can extend the life of your equipment and result in lower costs.
Heating and Cooling Installations
New buildings, old HVAC equipment, and existing HVAC systems needing a boost all require installations. Knowing when your home would benefit from an HVAC replacement can be subjective. Knowing how long your current equipment should last is a first step toward deciding.
The following is a list of common HVAC equipment and how long they typically last:
- Outdoor air conditioning unit: 10-15 years
- Heat pump: 15 years
- Ductless mini-split: 20 years
- Electric furnace: 20-30 years
- Gas furnace: 15-20 years
- Oil furnace: 25 years
Replacement may be better when your equipment needs frequent or costly repair and is more than halfway through its life expectancy. Your new unit will run more efficiently and reliably, which results in lower energy costs. Many new units also have convenient features like smartphone controls and programmable thermostats.
Some HVAC equipment can supplement existing systems for better comfort, climate control, and energy efficiency. Heat pumps provide both heating and cooling, but their heating ability stops once outside temperatures dip below freezing. Ductless mini-splits cool small spaces or rooms independently of the central system.
Our technicians can install these units almost anywhere on an internal wall. They are popular for bedrooms, attic rooms, and garages. Due to green energy initiatives, many of these installation options are eligible for a federal tax income credit.