Eventually, every home needs a new HVAC unit. Whether the old one has simply stopped working, or just isn’t working efficiently, you may need to replace it with one that works according to current standards of providing warm or cool air efficiently. It’s an expensive investment, but should be considered just that, an investment. A well planned HVAC unit will be worth the money regardless of whether you’re repairing an investment home or maintaining the dwelling you plan to use for years to come.
A quick precursory internet search will explain the main factor in choosing the right heating and air conditioning for your home is to measure square footage. That is a good way to start, to get a general idea of what the home is going to require, but it isn’t the catch all, end all of the process. Local codes likely rely on square footage to determine what size unit your home has to have, but that’s only a minimum requirement. Comfort, reliability and efficiency of the unit should play a role in your final decision as well. Contact us at ABEL Heating and Cooling at 952-472-COOL (2665) and we can help you accurately assess your needs and provide you with the best options for your home.
As to comfort, you understand if you ever lived in a college dorm or a cheap apartment when you were younger and first establishing yourself in your career. Think of the heater that makes a room so hot you can’t stand to be there with the heat on, but the lack of insulation means the room is too cold to occupy with the heat off. Although that shows signs of needing other renovations, it also shows the deficiency of that particular heater. A smaller, more efficient unit with a wider range of settings can easily make that room inhabitable once again.
Reliability is arguably one of the most important aspects of an HVAC system. In temperate climates you may be able to use a temporary space heater along with more layers of clothing for a day or two, but that simply doesn’t work for some people. Elderly and infants require consistent temperature maintenance for physical health reasons. Others need it for peace of mind and comfort in their homes.
Efficiency is important as well. Modern units are designed to use less power, read, cost less to use, while providing you with a comfortable environment. Even though an improperly measured unit may serve your needs, you’ll be surprised at how much less it costs to be more comfortable with a properly fitted unit.
Regardless of the challenges you may be experiencing, ABEL Heating and Cooling has been in business since 1944 and can offer reliable analysis and answers for all of your HVAC needs. Contact us today to get started.