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Even if Your HVAC System is Working–It’s a Good Idea to Plan for Replacement

If your old furnace, air conditioner, boiler, or heat pump is over 10 years old and stopped working today what would you do? Who would you call if you needed to replace it fast–are your prepared?

Prepared? Yes, I know you’re thinking…why do I need to prepare to replace my home comfort system?

Most people in our area (Leesburg, Ashburn, Alexandria and Winchester) don’t think twice about replacing their air conditioning and heating system until it completely stops working.

What most homeowners don’t realize is that when it’s time to replace their HVAC system, it’s similar to the process of replacing your car. Shockingly, the last time I purchased a car was in 2001, and it came loaded with a cassette and CD player. It’s not likely that I would simply replace the car today– I’d want to hear about the new available safety options, Bluetooth, navigation, and the advances in technology that would help and protect me.

The same is true in the HVAC industry. As I mentioned in a previous article about indoor air quality, the role of today’s HVAC contractor has drastically changed over the past 10 years. Today qualified HVAC contractors are training on indoor air quality—a health hazard that can exist in your home—and how to protect your family from unhealthy air.

Here is how you can prepare and plan for the installation of a new HVAC system:

First, work with an HVAC contractor who has trained professional home comfort advisors–and not simply salesmen. At M.E. Flow our professional home comfort advisor will:

  1. Design the perfect system for you
  2. Answer all your questions
  3. Get the system in the family budget

Second, take advantage of a no-obligation estimate before you have to replace your heating system. That way you’ll be ready for when the time is right to replace your HVAC system.

Third, according to the Energy Star website, a proper installation is key for optimal HVAC system performance. For proper installation find a qualified contractor, like M.E. Flow, who uses NATE certified technicians.

Now you understand the value of pre-planning for your replacement system. The last thing you want to experience is your system failing at a time when you won’t have the time to meet with a home comfort advisor. You can buy the best HVAC system in the world, but if it is not correctly installed–you won’t be happy and you won’t get what you paid for.

Interested in a quote to replace your furnace, boiler, or heat pump? Fill out the form on this page or call us now!!