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HVAC Installation 101


Here are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) installation:

  1. What size HVAC system do I need for my home?

  • HVAC size depends on various factors such as square footage, insulation, climate, and more. An HVAC professional can perform a load calculation to determine the right size for your home.

  1. How long does HVAC installation take?

  • The duration varies based on the complexity of the installation, the type of system, and other factors. Typically, a straightforward installation can take a day or two, while more complex installations might take longer.

  1. What are the most energy-efficient HVAC systems available?

  • Energy-efficient options include systems with high SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) ratings for air conditioners and AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) ratings for furnaces. Heat pumps and ductless mini-split systems are also known for their energy efficiency.

  1. Do I need to replace both the indoor and outdoor units during HVAC installation?

  • In most cases, it's recommended to replace both units together for optimal efficiency and compatibility. However, we can assess your system to determine if partial replacement is feasible.

  1. What maintenance does a new HVAC system require?

  • Regular maintenance, such as changing air filters, cleaning coils, and annual professional inspections, is crucial to keep the system running efficiently and prolong its lifespan.

  1. What warranties come with a new HVAC installation?

  • HVAC systems typically come with manufacturer warranties. Make sure to understand the warranty coverage for parts and labor and any additional warranties offered by the installation company.

  1. Can I install an HVAC system myself?

  • HVAC installation requires specialized knowledge, skills, and tools. It's highly recommended to hire a licensed and experienced HVAC professional for installation to ensure safety, compliance, and proper functioning of the system.

  1. What should I consider when choosing an HVAC contractor?

  • Look for licensed, insured, and reputable contractors with experience in HVAC installations - such as Hesse Air! Check reviews, ask for referrals, and ensure they provide detailed estimates and guarantees for their work.

  1. Are there any rebates or incentives available for installing energy-efficient HVAC systems?

  • Many utility companies and government programs offer rebates or incentives for installing energy-efficient HVAC systems. Your HVAC contractor can provide information about available incentives.

  1. How often should I replace my HVAC system?

  • The lifespan of an HVAC system is typically around 10-15 years, but regular maintenance can prolong its life. Factors such as usage, maintenance, and system efficiency can affect when replacement is necessary.


Always consult with HVAC professionals for specific guidance tailored to your home and needs before making decisions regarding installation or maintenance. We are here to help answer any questions and walk alongside you as you navigate HVAC Installation.


Steve Hesse

Owner, Hesse Air

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