What size HVAC system do I need?
What type of HVAC system is best for me?
- Furnace: A furnace is a common type of HVAC system that heats air and distributes it throughout the home via ductwork. Furnaces can be powered by gas, oil, or electricity and can be highly effective when sized and installed correctly.
Air conditioner: Like furnaces, air conditioners can be highly effective when sized and installed properly. The main role for an air conditioner is to cool air and reduce the humidity in your home.
Heat pump: A heat pump is a two-in-one system that can both heat and cool your home. Heat pumps are often more energy-efficient than furnaces and air conditioners, but they may be less effective in very cold climates.
Ductless mini-split: A ductless mini-split is a type of HVAC system that doesn’t use ductwork to distribute air. Instead, it uses an outdoor unit and one or more indoor units to heat or cool specific areas of the home.
Geothermal: A geothermal system uses the stable temperatures of the earth to heat and cool your home. While geothermal systems can be expensive to install, they offer excellent energy efficiency and can save you money in the long run.
How long will the HVAC system last?
Should I repair or replace my current system?
What are some signs that my current HVAC system needs to be replaced?
- Your system is 10+ years old
- Your system is experiencing frequent problems
- Your system is not operating efficiently
- Your energy bills are higher than normal
- Your home is too hot or too cold
- You notice unusual noises or smells coming from your system
If you notice any of these signs, it’s important to have an experienced HVAC professional at Value HVAC Services in Lexington come evaluate your system and recommend the best course of action.
How can I maintain my HVAC system to ensure it lasts as long as possible?
- Change your air filter every 1-3 months
- Clean your outdoor unit regularly
- Schedule annual maintenance visits with an experienced HVAC professional
- Ensure proper insulation and ventilation in your home
- Invest in a smart thermostat to optimize energy usage