Points To Consider When Replacing Your HVAC

Your HVAC system is imperative to not just your comfort, but also your productivity.

In some regions, days can either get too cold or too hot for work — hindering productivity levels due to a sharp decline in focus and concentration. For some businesses, having a proper HVAC system is not simply a luxury, but instead a need. It may range from commercial refrigeration services to hot water tanks; the importance of the HVAC system becomes clear when you really consider it.

More often than not, outdated systems which are less energy efficient start experiencing issues. For many, repairs can oftentimes be an impractical cost — making more sense from a financial standpoint to simply replace or upgrade your HVAC system. These are some points to consider when replacing your HVAC.


The most obvious factor at play — budget often dictates what can and cannot be considered. Take into account not just the upfront cost, but also long-term efficiencies and maintenance costs. Contact your local HVAC expert for a real cost — what are the requirements of your building? If there are any rebates or offers near you, it could also bring down the total expenditure required. At Hoot Heating and Air, we are always looking out for the customer, not the bottom line. We want you to have the most efficient system to not only save you money upfront but help cut energy costs in the long run as well.

Cooling Power

How much power does your HVAC system actually need? Going overboard benefits no one — it ends up being wasteful in more than one sense of the word. Several factors dictate the cooling load required for your building — the most obvious of which begins with the size of your building. A general rule of thumb is as follows: a larger home will need more cooling, therefore needing a more powerful HVAC system. Another is the climate zone in which you are situated — how the temperature is like where you are. A warmer ambient temperature will necessitate a higher cooling load compared to other climate types. One other such factor would be the number of people, where a higher number of people requires a greater amount of cooling. This is due to heat radiation stemming from human bodies, bringing the ambient temperature up. There are many other factors in determining the amount of cooling power needed; this is what it’s always best to contact a professional for a true assessment.


Try and get a grasp on the timespan in which you have to find a replacement. Your HVAC system failing during the seasons of winter and summer will make for a horrible scenario — best if you simply avoid anything within that line from the beginning. Try and give yourself upwards of a month, to plan and find an HVAC system that best suits your needs.

Age of Current System

The average lifespan of an air conditioner unit as stipulated by the United States Department of Energy is around 15 to 20 years. This leads to the point of timing, where estimations are important when giving deadlines for finding HVAC system replacements. It should also be noted that the humidity and temperature of climates play a pivotal role in determining the projected lifespan of units — warmer regions with higher humidity will result in a lowered lifespan — of about 10 to 12 years.

Building Lifespan

Often overlooked, if there is any sign of you looking to move out of your current location anytime soon, then there may not be a need for a full HVAC system replacement. It may be pertinent instead, to either speed up the moving out process, or to get a temporary replacement/repair. It should, however, also be noted that a new HVAC system increases the selling price of your location — really, it is ultimately your choice.

Trust the experts at Hoot Heating & Air to give you a no-nonsense quote and deliver nothing less than 5-star service. Contact us today!