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HVAC stands for “Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning.” An HVAC unit not only provides heat and air conditioning to keep a home comfortable when temperatures soar or drop, it also improves the quality of air by removing the moisture from it. An HVAC contractor is someone who will help you determine the right type and size of HVAC unit you need in your home to operate efficiently. They also provide HVAC installation for new structures or to replace those existing HVAC units that have outlived their usefulness. Once the unit has been installed, they can also provide you with the regular maintenance you need to keep your unit operating optimally, and to extend its life, while providing professional repairs if they become a necessity.

Different types of HVAC units are made to operate with different types of fuel, including:

  • Natural Gas
  • Fuel Oil
  • Electricity
  • Geothermal (utilizing the temperature below ground)

Energy Efficiency

Energy-efficiency is a big concern, today, with the rising costs of energy and the concern about our reliance on fossil fuels. Working with an experienced HVAC contractor will help you learn the advantages and disadvantages of different types of HVAC systems so that you can make the best choice for the comfort of your home and to fit your budget. Depending on your location, one source of fuel may be more readily available than another. Some areas also offer incentives to switch to a different type of system. The most efficient type of HVAC unit that can be used in any home is a geothermal one, which gets the energy to heat and cool the air in your home from the earth. While these systems initially cost more to install, they use only minimal electricity to operate.

Tips on HVAC Installation

Every home is different, and only a professional HVAC contractor should be given the responsibility of determining the right size of HVAC unit for your home. The installation can be a very complex process, with each detail having an impact on how well the unit operates. If it is incorrectly installed, it will not provide you with the quality of service that you are hoping for. Some people purchase a larger unit than is appropriate for their homes because they think it is better to have a unit that is capable of heating and cooling their home effectively. In reality, a unit that is either too small or too large will be less efficient and less effective.

Another reason to hire an experienced HVAC contractor to install your new HVAC system is to ensure they are familiar with the brand. There are a variety of brands on the market, each with their own unique features. A contractor that has experience installing, performing maintenance, and repairing all of the brands will be able to provide all the services you need for your HVAC unit throughout its lifetime. To learn more about HVAC installation, service, and repair, call ARS Universal at (770) 908-8488.

ARS HVAC technician working on a unit