Frequently Asked Questions
New HVAC Installation
Answers From Our HVAC Installation Experts

There’s a lot to think about when buying a heat pump, gas furnace or central air conditioning system. That’s because next to your home itself, a home comfort system is one of your largest investments. Here are answers to some common questions to help you make an informed HVAC choice.

Should I repair or replace my existing system?

As a rule of thumb, replace your existing home comfort system when repairs cost 30% of a new purchase?or when utility bills have increased 50% as a result of older, less efficient systems using more, higher-priced electricity.

How complicated is a new HVAC system installation?

That depends on the house and the system. While air conditioners and gas furnaces require different components, the common denominator is duct work, which must be properly sized and zoned for proper system performance. Your contractor can evaluate your existing setup and tell you how simple your installation will be.

How do I select the right HVAC system?

Get solid advice from an expert. The right contractor can perform a load calculation or an energy analysis to determine your operating costs. After getting to know your needs, he can customize a system just for you.meets your needs.

How can I be sure I'm using the right contractor?

Seek out a contractor who is associated with a recognized brand. If they are backed by the product and training resources of a major manufacturer, you will feel confident that you’re getting the home comfort system that best meets your needs.

How much can I save with my new equipment?

Air conditioning and heating equipment consume about 44% of a home’s energy bill. Today’s ENERGY STAR qualified systems are as much as 60% more efficient than 10-year-old equipment.

Is installing a central heating system necessary?

In new homes or remodels, a central home comfort system is the best solution for overall comfort and superior indoor air quality and humidity control.

What is the best thermostat to use with this system?

Look for a programmable thermostat for accurate, reliable, energy-saving performance. For added savings and convenience, our Residential Communicating Control with Wi-Fi support works with mobile devices to easily program your system wherever you are.

Can any of my components from my existing system be reused?

Every system is different. After a thorough inspection of your electrical system, duct work and other components, your contractor will provide a rundown of what you need to replace and what you can keep.

What does the air handler do for my system?

An air handler circulates conditioned air throughout your home. You can combine it with accessories to filter, humidify or dehumidify the air stream as needed.

How can I also improve my indoor air quality with my new installation?

Indoor air can be from five to 100 times more polluted than outdoor air. Adding humidifiers, dehumidifiers, ventilation systems, UV lights and air filter technologies can dramatically improve your indoor air quality. Your home and your needs are unique. 6 & Fix Heating & Cooling can provide the information you need to make an intelligent decision based on your budget and needs.

Is there financing available for a new HVAC system?

6 & Fix Heating & Cooling offers financing for your new HVAC system purchase as a way to offset your initial investment. Our financing programs provide you with flexible programs and payment options for the home comfort solution that suits and satisfies your entire family’s heating, cooling, and indoor air quality needs. Click to learn more about our financing options. 

Q & A

Should I repair or replace my existing system?

As a rule of thumb, replace your existing home comfort system when repairs cost 30% of a new purchase?or when utility bills have increased 50% as a result of older, less efficient systems using more, higher-priced electricity. Click to read more about when to know if a new HVAC system is the best option.

How complicated is a new HVAC system installation?

That depends on the house and the system. While air conditioners and gas furnaces require different components, the common denominator is duct work, which must be properly sized and zoned for proper system performance. Your contractor can evaluate your existing setup and tell you how simple your installation will be.

How do I select the right HVAC system?

Get solid advice from an expert. The right contractor can perform a load calculation or an energy analysis to determine your operating costs. After getting to know your needs, he can customize a system just for you.meets your needs.

How can I be sure I'm using the right contractor?

Seek out a contractor who is associated with a recognized brand. If they are backed by the product and training resources of a major manufacturer, you will feel confident that you’re getting the home comfort system that best meets your needs.

How much can I save with my new equipment?

Air conditioning and heating equipment consume about 44% of a home’s energy bill. Today’s ENERGY STAR qualified systems are as much as 60% more efficient than 10-year-old equipment.

Is installing a central heating system necessary?

In new homes or remodels, a central home comfort system is the best solution for overall comfort and superior indoor air quality and humidity control.

What is the best thermostat to use with this system?

Look for a programmable thermostat for accurate, reliable, energy-saving performance. For added savings and convenience, our Residential Communicating Control with Wi-Fi support works with mobile devices to easily program your system wherever you are. Click to learn more about Wi-Fi thermostats.  

Can any of my components from my existing system be reused?

Every system is different. After a thorough inspection of your electrical system, duct work and other components, your contractor will provide a rundown of what you need to replace and what you can keep. Click to learn more about your HVAC system’s components. 

What does the air handler do for my system?

An air handler circulates conditioned air throughout your home. You can combine it with accessories to filter, humidify or dehumidify the air stream as needed.

How can I also improve my indoor air quality with my new installation?

Indoor air can be from five to 100 times more polluted than outdoor air. Adding humidifiers, dehumidifiers, ventilation systems, UV lights and air filter technologies can dramatically improve your indoor air quality. Your home and your needs are unique. 6 & Fix Heating & Cooling can provide the information you need to make an intelligent decision based on your budget and needs. Click to learn more about indoor air quality.

Is there financing available for a new HVAC system?

6 & Fix Heating & Cooling offers financing for your new HVAC system purchase as a way to offset your initial investment. Our financing programs provide you with flexible programs and payment options for the home comfort solution that suits and satisfies your entire family’s heating, cooling, and indoor air quality needs.