Air Conditioning and Heating System Replacement and Installation
At Uni-Serve Air Conditioning, we pride ourselves on providing the best possible installation of HVAC systems. According to The Training Center of Air Conditioning and Heating in Houston, TX, 90% of air conditioning installations are incorrect. We know that our industry needs to improve, and we want to help lead the way.
Installing a new heating and air conditioning system or replacing your old heating and air conditioning system is a major expense. When you decide that it’s the right time to change out your existing HVAC system, we want to be someone you can trust. We enjoy building relationships with our customers and understanding what they are looking for so that we can provide the best possible solution. We also offer a competitive labor warranty and complimentary maintenance with full system installations so you know that we will stand behind our work.
Important Things to Consider When Replacing an HVAC System
When you are ready to replace or change out your old HVAC system, there are many things to consider. Here are a few things to help you in the process.
Air conditioning and heating equipment installations or change outs in Texas must be performed by a licensed air conditioning contractor. This is to protect your health and safety by ensuring that a company who knows what they are doing is performing the work. Additionally, all contractors must carry a certain amount of insurance. So this also protects you financially in the event that something were to happen to your house.
Replacing your air conditioning system with the exact same size that is already there may not always be the right thing to do. Your home may be more efficient due to new windows, roof insulation, and so on. Or it may be less efficient. For these reasons, it is important to evaluate the current conditions. If a size change is made, then additional adjustments may need to happen for proper airflow.
Just like with most products, not everything is created equal, including HVAC equipment. Do your research and you will find that some HVAC equipment manufacturers create better equipment than others.
There are a lot of metrics that can be considered when looking at the efficiency of a system. To keep things simple, in the hot Texas climate, the SEER rating is a good metric. SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. This is a measure of how much energy (and money) the system requires to operate in a year. Starting in 2023, there is also a SEER2 rating. This is essentially the rating under new testing standards required by the Department of Energy (DOE). The main thing you need to know is that the higher the rating (SEER or SEER2), the more efficient the system is, and the lower the operating cost will be. In other words, the higher the rating, the less money you will spend on electricity. Just make sure you are comparing SEER rating to SEER rating or SEER2 to SEER2 when looking at different systems.
We don’t need to tell you that! Someone in the Greater Houston area can expect to pay anywhere between $9,500 and $30,000 or more for a new heating and air conditioning system. The size and efficiency of the system will determine where you are at in that range. For example, a minimum efficiency 1.5 ton system will be at the lower end of the cost spectrum whereas a variable speed, 5 ton system with a media filter and Wi-Fi thermostat will be at the higher end of the cost spectrum. Also, additional modifications like changing the ductwork and adding return grilles can add to the cost.
Most HVAC equipment manufacturers will provide a warranty on the various parts in their equipment, such as the compressor, fan motors, and so on. This warranty will only cover the cost of the part though. The manufacturer warranty will not cover the labor to replace the part. The contractor that installs the system can also provide a labor warranty. The labor warranty typically covers the labor to replace a part that goes out early. So pay special attention to both the manufacturer warranty on parts and the contractor’s labor warranty. Additionally, the contractor may also offer a certain amount of maintenance after the installation. For example, one or two years of maintenance where they come out once or twice a year to clean the system and inspect everything.
Why Choose Uni-Serve to Replace and Install Your HVAC System?
Uni-Serve Air Conditioning has been in operation for 40 years providing quality air conditioning services to the Greater Houston area. Uni-Serve is owned and operated by a Texas licensed Professional Engineer and Air Conditioning Contractor. Our standards and procedures have been carefully developed to provide the best installation of your air conditioning system and reduce typical AC issues over the life of your system. We will also take care of your home like our own during the installation process!
Uni-Serve Air Conditioning prefers American Standard® HVAC equipment. While we can install any brand of equipment that you may prefer, American Standard is our first choice. They provide top of the line quality with fair prices that allows us to be competitive with our pricing, even against lower tiered equipment. We also offer a competitive labor warranty and complimentary maintenance with full system installations so you know that we will stand behind our work.
Additionally, at Uni-Serve Air Conditioning, we offer multiple financing options so that you can replace your air conditioning system without a large one-time fee. Since air conditioning systems are large purchases, we want to help spread the cost out over several years. We offer several plans so that you can find the option that works best for you. You can apply for financing here.
Uni-Serve Air Conditioning and Heating Service Areas
Uni-Serve Air Conditioning is proud to provide the following neighborhoods and communities with air conditioning, heating, and AC equipment replacement and install services.
Air Conditioning Services
Cypress Heater Repair
Kingwood Heater Repair
Humble Heater Repair
Fairfield Heater Repair
Copperfield Heater Repair
Towne Lake Heater Repair
Bridgeland Heater Repair
Atascocita Heater Repair