19 Sep Our Educational Approach to Changeouts
Equal distance from the mountains and the coast, we experience all four seasons here in Raleigh, North Carolina. From running the air conditioning on Christmas day, to snow flurries and single degree wind chills, sometimes we experience all four seasons over the course of just a couple of weeks. Our state presents unique challenges for heating and air conditioning. Understanding these challenges is key to choosing the HVAC system that will provide your home with the most comfort, for the best value.
Education is the Key to Indoor Comfort
When Elizabeth Harwood’s HVAC system expired, she found All American Heating and Air through Angie’s List. Elizabeth appreciated our education-first approach to the changeout process. There is a lot to consider when replacing your heating and air conditioning system, including:
- Proper Load Calculation: Load calculation is the measurement by which we determine the size unit you need. If your unit is too small, it will struggle to maintain your home’s comfort level. If it is too large, it will often short cycle and raise your energy costs. Whether a unit is too small or too large, an improperly sized unit will have a shorter lifespan.
- Comparing Single and Multi-Stage Systems: Traditional single-stage units run at full capacity whenever they are engaged. Multi-stage units allow systems to run at a lower capacity when the demand is not as great. This helps maintain indoor home comfort all year, while significantly reducing your energy bills and the strain on the HVAC unit.
- Thermostat Placement: If placed in direct sunlight, near a supply or return vent, or near several electronic systems, it could cause your HVAC unit to engage and disengage at inappropriate times. This leads to higher energy bills and lower indoor air comfort.
Education is the key to making the right decision for your new HVAC system. You want your unit to keep your home as comfortable as possible for as long as possible. In addition to helping you choose the right size and type of HVAC system, we want to help our customers keep their units running well all year long.
Keeping your HVAC System Running Well
Performing routine maintenance will maximize the life and efficiency of your new unit. Click here to find out more about:
- How and when to change your filters
- How much clearance your unit requires
- How to set your thermostat for travel
- How much space to leave around your vents
In addition to information regarding routine HVAC maintenance, Elizabeth is impressed with the HVAC Maintenance Plan. For the life of your unit, maintenance plans bring you the peace of mind of knowing your heating and air conditioning will be there when you need it. When it is time for your system to be replaced, maintenance plan customers receive significant discounts for their new systems.
Watch the video. Feel free to share it with someone you know is considering a changeout. If nothing else, we are happy to help educate people on the basics of choosing a new HVAC system.