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It’s common for households to wait until their heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system fails before calling a professional for advice, repair or replacement. As HVAC experts, we get asked many questions throughout our day-to-day services. Here are answers to the top three questions we get asked the most:

1. How Much is This Going to Cost?

Think of your HVAC system as an investment that will improve your quality of life. Regular maintenance can extend the life of your HVAC system and help prevent costly issues from occurring down the road. Costs vary between maintenance, repairs and replacements, which can fluctuate depending on the complexity of the work, time, location and required parts. 

2. How Can I Reduce My Heating & Cooling Bill?

Using energy-efficient products is one of the best ways to cut heating and cooling costs. Notably, your HVAC system can account for up to 50% of your home energy expenses. Carrier products are equipped with industry-leading technology to minimize energy consumption and save you money. Consider upgrading to an energy-efficient variable-speed HVAC system. Choose a gas furnace with a high annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) rating and an air conditioner with a high seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) for optimal energy savings. Install a programmable thermostat and regularly change your air filters to help reduce your heating and cooling bill.

3. When Should I Replace My HVAC System?

Multiple factors can determine the lifespan of an HVAC system, and there will come a time when replacement is more cost-effective than repair. If you have an old low-efficiency system and plan to live in your home for a long time, it may be better to replace it. Modern-day HVAC systems have superior energy efficiency and performance for increased home comfort and savings, making them a worthwhile investment. 

Contact the Hargrave Heating & Air Conditioning Experts to help determine the best choice for your repair-replacement scenario. We’re here to help answer your home heating and cooling questions and provide professional advice and service.