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So, you’ve decided to replace your HVAC system…what now?

At Access Heating & Air, we’ve been the Boise, ID, area’s leading experts in the home comfort industry since 1972, so we know how overwhelming the process of choosing a new furnace or air conditioner can be for a homeowner. It’s a big investment, and it can feel like a pretty risky one if you don’t arm yourself with the proper knowledge.

That’s why we’ve put together this post, filled with answers to common questions we’ve heard from customers over our four-plus decades in business.

Before we launch into our little Q&A session, let’s look at the big picture for a moment. Let’s consider the most important question of all: What should you look for in a new HVAC system? Here’s a checklist, presented in a fun infographic!

How Much Will This Cost?

That, of course, depends on the quality of the product and how many “bells and whistles” you want to come along with it. You can find a bare-bones HVAC system for as low as $8,000, and a cutting-edge system for as high as $20,000. When devising your budget plan, shoot for somewhere in the middle, and you’re bound to find a number of suitable options that are both reliable and modern.

How Long Will It Take?

Don’t worry about having to wait; a typical repair or installation job can be done in a day’s time or less. If you’re experiencing an emergency with your furnace or AC unit, we’ll be sure to prioritize your most pressing need. 

How Long Will A New Unit Last?

If you choose the right professionals to install the unit, and you make sure to schedule regular maintenance checkups, you can expect at least 10 to 15 years of hassle-free HVAC use.

Does Brand Name Matter?

Absolutely. If you want longevity and reliability out of your system, you need to invest in a brand that’s proven itself over time. Trane has established itself as the gold standard in HVAC equipment over the past few decades, and at Access Heating & Air, we’re proud to have extensive experience repairing and replacing Trane units throughout our area.

It’s always important to do your homework before laying down big money for a major appliance. In general, we recommend checking Consumer Reports for an unbiased assessment of the major brands. You can’t go wrong trusting the biggest authority in the industry! 

What About A Warranty? 

If you buy a new top-of-the-line system, you can expect a 10-year warranty on all parts. A lesser brand will give you five years. It’s most important to get a labor warranty in writing from the company that’s installing your unit, to cover labor costs if something goes wrong in the future. Make sure you read and understand the fine print before making any commitments!

What Can Access Heating & Cooling Do For You?

That’s an easy one. We can do it all! Call us from anywhere in the Boise, ID, area to perform a full furnace replacement or air conditioner replacement. We’ll put any fears you have about the process to rest. We offer top brands, upfront pricing, quick and accurate installation and a great warranty without the red tape.

Call us today at 208-855-2444 to find out more!

Have a question? We can help!