As a homeowner, there are many costs associated with maintaining your investment. Perhaps none is more important than the HVAC system. Staying cool in the summer and warm in the winter is vital to health and comfort. But when it quits working properly, it can be a nightmare. Luckily, it doesn’t have to be. The experts at Aspire Heating & Cooling can help Triad homeowners with all things heating and cooling. This goes for everything from new HVAC cost options to repair work. Aspire can help you choose a new heating or cooling system that’s right for your home, no matter the square footage. That goes for a heat pump, a new AC unit, new ductwork, and more. Their certified technicians have the expertise to install all types of units, depending on your needs. Plus, they can help you with equipment that provides energy savings to cut down on your utility costs. This includes everything, including new, efficient units and a programmable thermostat.
What is a Heating and Cooling System?
Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) refers to the elements that keep a house cooled and heated. This includes an air conditioning system (AC), central air conditioner, heat pump, or furnace. A new AC unit, particularly a central AC unit, handles the job of cooling a home or business. A heat pump or furnace provides the heat. The heat or cold air is pumped through an existing or new duct system.
Efficiency of these systems comes from many different factors. For example, an air conditioning unit is often rated in the BTU form of measurement. Standing for British Thermal Unit, this rating measures energy. Essentially, it describes the energy required to increase the temperature of a pound of water by a single degree. When it comes to an AC unit, this measurement describes how powerful the unit is. So, the higher the BTU count, the better it will be able to cool your home. An air conditioner uses an evaporator coil to absorb heat and replace it with cool air.
BTU can also describe heating elements. However, an AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) rating is the much more common scale for furnace efficiency. This rating divides the ratio of heat output by heat input. By doing so, it describes how well fuel is consumed to produce the heat of a furnace.
Aspire is an authorized Trane dealer, which is one of the highest-quality air conditioning systems available. You will receive some of the best warranties in the business with the expert installation performed by these professionals.
The Importance of Proper Installation
When it comes to a heating or cooling system, installation is of the utmost importance. Along with efficiency, installation is one of the most important components of a new system. In fact, proper installation might be the single most important factor in a heating or cooling system. An air conditioning system or heating system is only as efficient as its accompanying ductwork. The energy efficiency of the heating or cooling system is directly correlated to proper duct work.
As such, it takes an experienced contractor to do the job properly. Every professional at Aspire has the experience and the expertise to do just that. Their friendly staff have seen every kind of complication and situation involving a heating or cooling unit. Even better, they are a local company with specialized local expertise. That means that they have experience with weather patterns in the Triad region. For example, they know that the summer temperatures in this area can create excess heat and humidity for prolonged periods of time. So, they know how important it is for homeowners to have central air conditioning. This includes an efficient AC unit, central air ducts and more.
They also know that around here, winters are relatively mild. However, homeowners still want to stay warm and safe. So, whether using a gas furnace or other heating system, homeowners can stay comfortable. That is why Aspire stresses the importance of installation with every job. They work hard to make this important aspect affordable so that customers get the best quality. Installation cost is minor, compared to the longevity of the AC system. When you are looking for a new HVAC system, choosing the most professional HVAC contractor and top-quality equipment is critical. Aspire’s technicians have the expertise to handle all aspects of installation and repair. Their customers can rest assured their new heating or cooling system will function properly for years to come.
Staying Cool in the Summer
During the dog days of summer, it is not only a convenience to have a working central air conditioning system, it is a necessity. However, as the summers continue to get warmer and more severe, staying cool is becoming a necessity in order to stay safe. In order to ensure your cooling system will continue to operate efficiently, sign up for Aspire’s maintenance plan.
By performing routine and seasonal maintenance on your central cooling system, you will extend the lifespan of your system and improve the energy costs of operating your unit. This maintenance plan allows their technicians to find small problems before they become big, expensive issues by making 2 visits each year. Before the summer heat and winter cold, your system will be checked to ensure a comfortable season ahead.
When you belong to their maintenance plan, they will address all of these important facets of your home’s heating and cooling system.
- Indoor air quality
- Unit lifespan
- Operating costs
- Consistency in temperature
- Energy efficiency
- Ensuring warranty requirements
Call the Piedmont Triad professionals at Aspire Heating & Cooling today to set up your extended service plan for your heating and cooling unit.
And Warm in the Winter
When it’s cold outside, there is nothing better than stepping into a warm, cozy house. On the other hand, there’s nothing worse than when your heating system quits during the dead of winter. Luckily, there are preventative measures that the experts at Aspire Heating & Cooling can perform in order to make sure your heating system operates correctly and efficiently all year long.
Especially in the Triad area, the weather continues to become more drastic and unpredictable. When it is 80 degrees one day and 40 degrees the next, this puts a strain on your central heating and cooling system. You will want to be prepared for the sudden change and drop in the temperature by making sure to properly maintain your heating system.
The maintenance plan that Aspire offers is there to give you peace of mind when a snow storm hits. You won’t have to worry about trying to find someone to do an emergency repair in the middle of the night. You can rest easy because you know that your heating system has been properly cared for and maintained.
New HVAC Cost Options
New HVAC cost considerations can be stressful. Even getting estimates for service, repairs or installation can be overwhelming. On one hand, you don’t want to pay more than you have to and on the other, you want service from professionals you can trust. And it’s downright impossible to live without an air conditioner or central air today.
That’s where the professionals at Aspire Heating & Cooling come in. The company is veteran-owned and operated. They have NATE-certified technicians, which means they have passed stringent tests by an independent organization. The North American Technician Excellence testing validates the competency and working knowledge of HVAC technicians. When these experts work on your home systems, you can rely on the top-quality work. They will recommend a solution that is customized to fit your needs and budget. Whether you live in Winston-Salem, Mocksville, Advance, or the surrounding areas, Aspire can help with honest service, prices and recommendations. As a valued customer, you can always expect:
- Knowledgeable and friendly experts
- A customized solution for your home
- Dependable service
- Quick turnaround and project completion
- Trustworthy service and pricing
Ductless HVAC is a great solution that you may not have thought about before. You have more control of the temperature in specific rooms and can reduce your monthly energy bill by using this type of system. Aspire Heating & Cooling is an authorized dealer of the top brands and only uses the latest technology. Aspire technicians can also recommend the best location for your ductless system to give you the most efficiency.
There are several benefits of a ductless system, including:
- Automatic adjustment of temperature fluctuations depending on location of the unit
- Air filtration
- Remote access to the unit via Wi-Fi and smart-home applications
- Quiet operation
- Energy efficiency that will cut down your monthly power bill
- Fast installation
- Ability to set thermostat programs to seamlessly heat and cool your home
- De-humidification capabilities
- Ability to customize temperature room by room, maximizing comfort for everyone
The ductless system mounts on the wall or can be recessed into the ceiling. It blends in with decor and provides seamless comfort all year long, especially for rooms you want to be sure are kept at an optimal temperature like a nursery or child’s room.
Flexible Financing Options
Owning and properly maintaining your home can get expensive. The professionals at Aspire Heating & Cooling understand and are here to help with several convenient financing options. Not everyone has cash on hand to repair or replace their unit. It always seems to be a bad time for such costs. This is why Aspire partnered with Wells Fargo to make it as easy as possible to maintain, repair or replace your heating or cooling system. This financing option allows you to pay over time, easing the financial burden of ensuring your family cool air in the summer and warm comfort in the winter. Even if your credit score is not where you want it to be, you are not out of luck. Aspire has a relationship with manufacturers that offer a lease-to-own option without a credit score requirement.
Making the Right Decision for Your Situation
We’ve all been there. It’s time to make the decision to continue to repair your unit or replace it altogether. It can be an overwhelming decision. Here are some guidelines to help you think through the choices:
• First, consider the age of your system. If it is over 15 years old, it may be time to replace. Technology was not the same a decade ago. By replacing your unit with today’s efficient units, you can significantly cut down your monthly energy bill.
• Can you hear any problems? If your unit sounds like a hurricane when it is turned on, it may be time to replace as well. This could be a tell-tale sign of larger problems.
• If your house is continuously dusty when running the heat and air, there could be problems with the duct work.
• You notice a lot of hot or cold spots throughout the house. This is indicative of the unit not heating or cooling evenly.
The good news is that the professionals at Aspire Heating & Cooling can help fix any problem you are encountering. Give them a call to set up a consultation today at 336-936-9111.