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Whether you need to install a new air conditioner or replace an old gas furnace, our licensed HVAC technicians deliver trusted results and follow-up maintenance you can rely on. We install and replace the following HVAC systems purchased at The Home Depot:
Central Air Conditioner Installation
1.5 – 5 Ton air conditioners, ranging from 13.00 – 17.00 seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER). Choose the perfect model and learn more about our A/C installation in Chatham.
Central Heat Pump Installation
Trane XL, XR Central Heat Pump series with Climatuff® compressor, these ENERGY STAR® certified heat pumps keep delivering heat and value year after year. Let our local HVAC contractors in Chatham help with your installation.
Ductless System Installation
Mini and multi split, low noise, ENERGY STAR® qualified ductless air conditioners from leading brands Trane and Ameristar. View our selection online, then book your free consultation with a licensed A/C installer.
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While it is tempting to keep an old gas furnace for as long as it still heats your home, there comes a point when doing so becomes not only unwise, but potentially dangerous. Left undetected, carbon monoxide can be extremely hazardous. Wear and tear on an aging gas furnace can cause small cracks to form in the heat exchanger or the flue pipes. As a result, poisonous carbon monoxide can leak into your home.
The simple fact is that most HVAC systems become less reliable as they age, and their components begin to wear out and break down. By replacing outdated or aging HVAC equipment you can ensure your home has a reliable source of heat and ventilation throughout the year. The cost of repairing HVAC equipment far exceeds the cost of upgrading to a newer, more efficient model that will serve you for years to come.
If you haven’t purchased an HVAC system in a decade or longer, it’s virtually guaranteed that you’re not benefitting from the great advances in energy efficiency we’ve experienced since your last HVAC installation. With HVAC equipment constantly improving and becoming more energy efficient, even a high-efficiency unit from a decade ago can’t compete head-to-head with similar systems offered today.
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While removal of the old HVAC unit is covered as part of this service, disposal is not covered and must be arranged in advance of your installation.
Please note that additional charges may apply for disposal of your old HVAC unit.
If you determine a major fix is necessary, review your warranty coverage first before investing in repairs or a replacement.
It may be necessary to replace your gas furnace if you notice the following signs:
For a central air conditioner or heat pump, look for:
All the above are likely signs you need to replace your air conditioner or heat pump system.
With annual maintenance, an HVAC system should last for many years. Still, the efficiency of an HVAC unit can drop over time, meaning your utility bills will increase.
High-efficiency HVAC systems are designed to use less energy to heat or cool your home. In other words, they consume less energy to do the same job as a lower-efficiency unit.
For example, a high-efficiency gas furnace rated at 96 per cent AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) is designed to deliver 96 per cent of the heat it produces to your home and lose just 4 per cent. An older system, at 80 per cent AFUE, loses 20 per cent.
Upgrading to a system that wastes less energy means you’re consuming less energy and, most likely, saving money.
“BTU” stands for “British Thermal Unit”, which is used to measure thermal energy output. It takes 1 BTU to change the temperature of a pound of water at sea level by 1-degree Fahrenheit.
BTU ratings on HVAC systems reflect overall output. The number of BTUs you need depends on the size of the space to be heated or cooled.
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Choosing between a gas furnace and central heat pump mainly depends on whether your home is set up for gas or electric heating.
Heat pumps are sometimes preferred over air conditioners because they provide heating in addition to cooling.
Ductless air conditioners and heat pumps are typically used for individual rooms and small spaces, while central air conditioners and central heat pumps are designed for a whole home.
The correct-sized HVAC unit depends on the square footage of your home, as well as the number of rooms; during your free, in-home consultation, a Home Depot Installer will help you find the right-sized HVAC system for your home.
Remember, bigger is not necessarily better. An HVAC system that is too large for your home may not regulate temperature or humidity as efficiently or effectively as a correctly sized one. A mismatched system may also need repairs sooner.