HVAC Replacement

Save up to 20% on your heating and cooling costs with a new heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) unit.

Why invest in a new HVAC unit?

Heating and cooling accounts for approximately 45% of the energy used in your home. That means your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment begins to cost you money and affect your home’s comfort if it’s:

  • More than 10 years old
  • Failing to keep your home cool or warm
  • Needing frequent repairs

HVAC Energy Efficiency Preparations and Considerations

Before considering a new HVAC unit, make sure you first focus on sealing all ducts and any other places where heated or cooled air escapes.

When you take care of leaks in your home and add insulation, you’ll potentially need a smaller HVAC unit. The smaller the unit, the more money you save on the up-front cost of your new system—and the lower your monthly energy bills will be.

Your HVAC unit receives efficiency ratings depending on the quality of the heat pump and the air conditioner.

  • The Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) applies to the heat pump cooling mode or to stand-alone air conditioners. You want to ensure your system is ENERGY STAR certified.
  • The Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF) applies to the heat pump heating mode. You want to ensure your system is ENERGY STAR certified.

Installing Your HVAC Equipment

Our professional QCN members will offer solutions tailored to your home. They evaluate your current HVAC system, ducts and other factors that may affect the type of system that saves you the most energy and money.

While our QCN members cover a rigorous checklist of items when they perform the inspection, some basic advice to keep in mind includes:

  • Air seal your home, including your attic access opening, recessed lights and penetrations in your ceiling, basement and crawlspace.
  • Insulate your attic (R-38) and your attic access opening (R-10).
  • Have 2 layers of glass on all of your windows.
  • Seal any ducts in unconditioned or semi-conditioned space with mastic and insulate them (R-8).
  • Insulate all refrigerant lines (vapor and liquid) when installed in a high temperature climate.

Tips on Maintaining Your HVAC Unit

To keep your HVAC unit at top energy efficiency, follow these tips.

  • Change your air filter every month.
  • Tune up your HVAC equipment every year.
  • Install a programmable thermostat.
  • Keep your fan in the “auto” position on your thermostat.
  • Keep your outdoor unit free of obstructions, such as bushes or fences.

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