Replacing your HVAC System?

Feeling like a fish out of water?  We get it.  Shopping for a new HVAC system isn’t something you do everyday (maybe never)!  It’s not as straightforward as you’d like to think and you can google reviews and the ‘best’ but there are something that you should keep in mind when looking to replace your current HVAC system.

  1. The Type of Heating or Cooling System

There is more than one type of heating and cooling system to consider before you go and replace your current one. For example, are you looking to replace your portable one? If so, have you looked at the possibility of adding centralized heating and cooling instead? Depending on where you live, what kind of home you live in, your financial situation, and your personal level of comfortable temperature, the type of system you’re looking to replace should be considered first and foremost.

  1. Size

Not only does the size of your home need to be considered, but also the size of the system you need for maximum comfort in temperature matters. You need to figure out the dimensions of your home as well as the frequency of use applied to your systems. Otherwise, you may end up buying a system that’s either too big and frequently shuts on and off, or too small and ends up overused and requiring more repairs sooner than you intended.

  1. Quality

It can be easy to settle on the cheapest system for your home, but hold that thought! We all know the old saying ‘you pay for what you get’, that is life and if you own your home, investing in a good HVAC system will actually save you money down the road.

Forte Maintenance repairs all makes and models of HVAC systems but we only sell Bryant Systems.  After years of experience, we chose to carry the Bryant brand because of their reputation for quality and because they have the same service philosophy that we do.

  1. Features

Almost all of the latest models of HVAC come with brand new features your old system probably doesn’t have.  Smart programming like automation and smart phone connection, programmable thermostats and timers.

You also need to consider whether the filter in the latest system can be removed for cleaning or not (if so, great—that will make maintenance on your part much easier). Really look at each system’s components and not just the price tag. If it looks like cleaning and maintenance will be too much of a hassle for you, then it’s probably not worth buying.

  1. Ductwork

Like your system, the ducts in your home probably need to be replaced, or at the very least inspected by your HVAC technician. This should especially be done if it’s been years since you first installed the ductwork; like your HVAC, these ducts can experience wear and tear due to the continuous exposure to heat and humidity.

It can also, to some homeowners’ surprise, be the very reason why their HVAC system isn’t working at its fullest capacity. Any ductwork including insulation that’s been poorly applied or is wearing thin or has holes and gaps can create considerable heat loss. Therefore, it’s a good idea to ask your technician to check on the ductwork and ensure it’s in good health before you buy a whole new system.

Need help getting your new system installed? Want to check on the old system before replacing it? Or do you need advice from a technician in general? Whatever your HVAC needs, we’re here to help! We provide our customers with many options that will best suit your needs. Contact us today for your complimentary quote: 678-971-5800 or

We take care of your home so you can take care of your family!  Give us a call today, and experience the difference Forte Maintenance can bring to your home.