Factors That Affect HVAC Installation Cost

Thinking of installing a new heating unit this winter season? Or are you getting ready ahead for summer comfort by replacing your old A/C with a new one? You would probably start with the question “How much does it cost to install a new HVAC unit? Here’s a list of factors that can affect the HVAC installation cost.

Size of Your House

HVAC systems come in different sizes, which can affect the installation cost.  It’s important to know that the tonnage of the unit does not depend on the weight. For A/Cs, it depends on its ability to cool your building. One unit is the AC’s ability to cool 12,000 British thermal Unit or BTU per hour. BTU refers to the amount of energy needed to heat or cool a single pound of water by one degree per hour. To cut it short, the larger your house, the more tons you need.

Brand

Obviously, brand of the HVAC system you choose will affect the installation cost. Many homeowners think that the brand is the most essential part, but choosing the right person to install your unit is actually more important. Talk to a contractor you trust and ask for different options and recommendations.

SEER

Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio or SEER refers to how efficient your unit is. To make it simple, the higher the SEER rating, the lower the operational cost. BV Air Conditioning & Heating recommends customers to get a unit with no more 16 SEER rating when having a new HVAC installation.

Project Difficulty

Another factor that can affect the cost of new HVAC installation is the project difficulty. For instance, the cost may be a bit higher if you have hard to access attics, or if your home has blown-in insulation. These challenges during the installation may incur more budget for labor and parts.

Type of Ductwork

Your ductwork also affects the HVAC installation cost. Intricate ductworks are extremely difficult and could take couple of days to complete. Ideally, a standard ductwork needs a custom fabricated dampers at both T-Y junction in order to balance airflow. It’s best to bring in a local HVAC specialist for service for your ductwork.

Call the experts at BV Air Conditioning & Heating if you need a new HVAC installation.


Why is My Furnace Blowing Water

The winter days are in, and you expect your furnace to keep you cozy and warm all throughout the season. But if your unit starts blowing water, it can compromise your comfort when not addressed immediately. So what’s the problem with your furnace blowing water? Find out here and now.

The unit overheated.

If your furnace is bowing hot air, and then cold air, and suddenly stops bowing air at all, then you can put the blame to overheating. When this happens, the limit switch will turn the burners off automatically. The blower will then cool the heating system to a safe level. The reason why furnace overheats is a clogged air filter. Be sure to replace your filer regularly to keep your unit working properly.

The thermostat’s fan is set to ON.

When you notice your furnace blowing water, you don’t have to panic and call a pro right away. You can do a simple DIY fix like checking the thermostat. Check if the thermostat is set to ON. If yes, then the blower constantly operates even when the system is actually heating the air. An easy solution is to set the fan to AUTO.

The pilot may be out.

Another reason why a furnace blows water is when the pilot goes out. First, relight the unit. If the flame stays lit, great! But if not, check if the gas valve is set to ON mode. If it is, what you can do is to clean the pilot light. If the light stays on for just a while, chances are the thermocouple needs repair or adjustment. If you’re uncertain, hire a professional technician to address the problem.

When your furnace is blowing water, calling a local contractor is not actually the first resort. You can try simple DIY fixes. But if unable to solve the problem, that’s the time you need help from the professionals at BV Air Conditioning & Heating.