Temperatures may still be soaring here in Arizona, but cooler nights will be here before you know it. Now is the perfect time for homeowners from Prescott to the Phoenix metro area to consider maintaining or replacing the heating systems in their homes. If you think your heating system might need to be replaced, here are some things you’ll want to consider first.

Equipment Size

Perhaps the most important part of the HVAC equipment selection process is determining the right size for your heating or cooling needs. It is important to properly size your HVAC system for several reasons. First, heating and cooling equipment performs more efficiently and lasts longer if it is properly sized. In addition, properly sized equipment makes for a more comfortable home, as it is sized to meet the unique heating or cooling needs of that home. Before having any heating or cooling system installed in your home, be sure that your contractor is doing the research necessary to select the right size of equipment for your home. At Advantage, we always perform a manual J load calculation to properly size the heating and cooling systems we install.

The Duct System

The duct system is as important as your heating and cooling equipment, yet it is often the most neglected part of the system. The duct system, also known as the air distribution system or simply ductwork, is what carries conditioned air between the central air handler and rooms throughout the home. It has a direct impact on equipment performance, HVAC system efficiency, indoor air quality, home comfort, and more. When you replace your home’s heating or cooling system, it’s important to have your ductwork inspected to make sure it will complement your new comfort system. When ducts are not as efficient or airtight as they could be, we at Advantage can perform professional duct leakage and repair services.

Quality Installation

You can have the best equipment and ductwork out there, but if your equipment is not installed correctly, it will undermine the effectiveness of your HVAC system altogether. A properly installed HVAC unit will maximize home comfort while running as efficiently as possible. Before you replace your heating or cooling system, be sure you are working with a contractor who will take the care and attention needed for a high quality installation.

At Advantage, we approach HVAC system installation with your home’s unique needs in mind. We perform the calculations and detailed work necessary to ensure that your new heating or cooling system is optimized for enhancing comfort in your home. Whether you live in Prescott, in the greater Phoenix area, or somewhere in between, you can trust our experts to replace your heating system — just in time for cooler temperatures.

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