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HVAC Replacement Cost and the Benefits of Saving Energy Over Time

Sooner or later, there comes a time for us all when we must consider replacing our existing HVAC system. Perhaps your system has stopped working completely or has been performing more poorly than it has in the past. Whatever the issue may be, there is no doubt that the first thing that comes to one's mind when faced with replacing a HVAC system is:  how much is this going to cost me? To start, HVAC replacement costs can vary and there is no 'one price fits all'. However, one factor affecting the cost of HVAC replacement is the size of the house. In short, a larger house will take a larger unit to heat and cool it. The size of the HVAC unit needed to cool your home, as well as the brand/type of unit, will determine the price for the actual unit. Another factor that determines cost of HVAC...
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Residential Air Conditioning - What You Should Know

We depend on our residential air conditioning system  to maintain a certain standard of living for our family. We expect a certain comfort level in our homes. Summer temperatures cause discomfort and we think nothing of reaching for the thermostat to adjust the climate in our homes.  We may (or may not) change the filter before we press the "cool" button, but we give it little thought otherwise. Most of us take better care of our automobiles than we do our HVAC system. We would never consider parking our car in the garage, leaving it untouched for an entire year, then cranking it up for a three-month road trip without so much as a tune-up.  But we do that every year to our heating and cooling machinery. No matter what type of HVAC system we have, it has some basic similarities. It takes in warm air, passes it over equipment...
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When is it Time to Replace Your Home's HVAC System

If your HVAC system is older than 10 years, the chances are good that it's time to consider a replacement. A HVAC unit is not designed last forever. Few units last longer than 15 years and later in their lifespan they generally require costly repairs to continue functioning.  Here are a few reasons to consider upgrading your HVAC system  Energy Savings -- Yes, the initial cost of having a new system installed might seem steep, however the energy-saving benefits make it highly cost-effective. Older HVAC systems are not as energy-efficient as newer models. New HVAC systems meet all Energy Star requirements, which means they exceed federal standards for energy efficiency.  Indoor Air Quality -- An aging HVAC system cannot maintain optimum indoor air quality. One of the jobs of your HVAC system is to filter allergens and other particles from the indoor air and maintain the home's humidity levels. Older...
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What do Smart Thermostats do?

In times past, you could only do a couple of things with your home thermostat , set it to heat or cool and set the temperature. But the modern smart thermostat can allow you to have far greater control over your energy consumption, potentially saving you lots of money, both during the heat of summer and the chill of winter. The standard feature of a smart thermostat is that it can be programmed. If everyone is out of the house during the day, at work or school, then you can set the thermostat to a higher temperature, one that would ordinarily be uncomfortable if someone were there. You could then program the device to start cooling or heating an hour or so before the first member of your family returns home so that they find the house nice and comfortable when they arrive. Thermostats also now have wi-fi connections that...
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Importance of Twice a Year HVAC Maintenance

Maintaining your AC and Furnace twice a year helps prevent future problems. Spring is the ideal time to have a HVAC service technician perform a maintenance on your AC system and in the fall months it's time to have the furnace or heat pump tuned up before the harsh winter temperatures hit. Here are four of the main benefits to a twice a year HVAC maintenance  program with ABA Heating and Cooling. Extended System Life -- With regular maintenance, many systems last for 10 years or longer. A tune-up of the unit acts as a preventative to future problems. It also gives the technician a head-start towards diagnosing issues or malfunctions before they become costly repairs. Air Quality --  The air quality in your home could be diminished if the unit or its filter system is excessively dirty or clogged with debris. Poor air quality can accentuate allergies and other breathing...
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