What Does HVAC Stand For?
What Does It Do?
What Are The Most Popular Types of HVAC Systems In NYC?
1. Buildings With Central Heat But No Central Cooling
- Window Units are the most common type of ACs used in NYC. You need to confirm with your building owners to see if they are allowed and check if the building’s wiring and your power outlet can handle a window unit.
- Through-The-Wall Units are usually more efficient at cooling a room because, in order to install them, you will have to cut an opening in an exterior wall. The unit can then fit perfectly in that opening, and air won’t escape through all the gaps as it happens with a window unit. But your building owner might not give permission for a permanent modification in the building structure.
- Ductless Mini Split ACs are efficient and can be installed with minimal impact on the structure. They consist of two units, an outer unit (compressor) and an inner unit (the cooling unit). The two are connected through metal conduits that only require a small hole in the walls.
2. Buildings With Central Heating And Cooling
How Expensive Can HVAC Systems Be To Replace?
- The HVAC system (Brand, size, power, energy efficiency, etc.)
- If you are replacing both cooling or heating system or just one
- If you will also be replacing/removing the ducting
- The electricity connection to handle the new load
- The size of the building that needs to be heated and cooled
If you are replacing an old HVAC system with a new one (like replacing a ducted system with a ductless split system), the cost of replacement might be similar to a new installation.