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What to Consider When Replacing Existing HVAC Units

What to Consider When Replacing Existing HVAC Units

Replacing your current HVAC system doesn’t have to be a struggle.

Replacing your current HVAC system doesn’t have to be a struggle. There are many different factors that can make it confusing, but when you work with the right team, it isn’t as overwhelming. Learning more can also demystify this process for homeowners and business owners who may not have the deepest understanding of how this all works.

Higher-Quality Refrigerants

Freon, also known as R22 is being taken out of circulation. This doesn’t need to be bad news if you have to replace your AC unit. It is, in fact, good news. The EPA has banned it because of its negative effects on the planet’s ozone layer. Instead, newer HVAC systems use a different refrigerant substance, such as R410a, that isn’t as harsh on the Earth’s atmosphere.

More Energy Efficiency

You know what energy efficiency means – more money and fewer carbon emissions. Consider the SEER rating of newer systems. These measurements are taken under optimal operating conditions where 13 represents the lowest score and 25 and above are considered the highest scores. A rating of 16, for instance, is much better than the 9 or 10 that older systems from the mid-2000s could rate.

Fans and Compressors

Let’s talk about two important components in any HVAC unit: the fan and the compressor. Modern versions of these devices work better than ever. Older systems could only operate at full blast, but newer systems can utilize variable refrigerant flow or VRF. What this means is that the HVAC fans can run at different speeds as needed. As a result, they are quieter and more energy-efficient!

The compressor is the heart of the system. Without a functional compressor, the HVAC won’t start up and turn its blower motors on. Nowadays, single-stage compressors are a thing of the past. Dual-stage compressors and scroll technology are very much in, so it’s time to get on board with this upgrade.

We Are Proud of the Company We Keep

William E. Kingswell has remained a distinguished provider of commercial and residential heating and cooling services since 1937. We have provided an unmatched level of customer service to all of our clients, and we enjoy being the preferred HVAC equipment distributor of countless customers. We offer a comprehensive range of high-quality heat pumps, boilers, unit heaters, HVAC accessories, and more. William E. Kingswell works with businesses and homeowners throughout Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia, including Baltimore, Frederick, Annapolis, Fairfax, Manassas, Richmond, Fredericksburg, Virginia Beach, and Leesburg. To learn more about our extensive range of SpacePak, Concord, Allied Commercial, and Bard HVAC equipment, give us a call at 301-937-1900 or contact us today!

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