As of 2014, a building owner can expect to pay between $5,000 and $11,000 to replace the residential HVAC system. The cost of replacing an HVAC system varies greatly. The type of system, installation costs and any necessary changes or modifications to the structure can dramatically affect the cost of replacing the HVAC system.Know More
Picking a brand of HVAC system to replace an old system will affect the cost of the replacement. Lesser-known brands may be cheaper, but the quality of the system may be questionable. Careful research of available systems and brand reputation may assist in determining the appropriate system for the building.
For installation, contractors' rates may differ, so it is best to get quotes from multiple contractors prior to making a decision. The building owner may be expected to pay for necessary repairs or modifications to the existing system in addition to the cost of installation.
Accurate measurements of the building will help to ensure the proper selection of replacement system. The building owner must also provide as much information as possible about the existing system. This will allow both contractors and retailers to assist the owner in making an informed selection for a replacement HVAC system.Learn More
The distribution of heat energy in a system determines the direction of heat flow. Heat flows from regions of high energy to regions of lower energy until the energy in both regions becomes the same.Full Answer >
The cost of installing a central heating system depends on different factors, such as the size of the house, the complexity of the installation and the type of system installed. An average cost for either a heat pump or a gas furnace system in 2014 may be around $10,000 to $20,000, depending on the above factors.Full Answer >
R134a is an inert gas used primarily as a refrigerant for domestic refrigeration and automobile air conditioners. It first appeared in the early 1990s as a replacement for CFC-12 (also known by its trade name Freon), which has ozone depleting properties.Full Answer >
To circulate hot water through a baseboard heating system, first bleed the system by removing all of the air, then turn the thermostat up all the way for 30 minutes one by one through every level of the building from lowest to highest. By turning the heating up all the way in this order, hot water will flush through the entire heating system.Full Answer >