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Heating System AssessmentDiPietro Heating & Cooling System Assessment™

A new heating and/or cooling system is an investment in your home’s energy efficiency and your family’s comfort.

There are many options for replacing your heating/cooling system. Selecting the correct system for your family’s lifestyle and your home is pure math and science.

Use This Tool to Benchmark Your Home

When you complete this assessment it will provide you with key information to help you select the right HVAC company and the right system for you. The results of the assessment will be sent to our offices where an expert comfort adviser will review your assessment and when you are ready will discuss options for replacing your heating or cooling system.

DiPietro HVAC System Assessment™

1. Heat loss/heat gain assessment determines how fast the home is losing heat or cooing. Factors to consider:

  • Square footage of the home?
  • This is only the starting point in accurately sizing an HVAC system. There are many other questions as listed in the assessment.

  • Amount, type, and age of insulation in the attic
  • According to Energy Star, the recommended insulation level for most attics is to insulate to R-38 or about 10 to 14 inches, depending on insulation type. Another important improvement is to seal all air leaks in the attic.

  • Amount, type, and age of insulation in the walls known
  • Walls can be insulated in many ways. The R-factor will help determine how much heat/cooling your home is losing.

  • How many windows? Are they single, double or triple pane? Low-e?
  • The number of windows and how they are constructed has a direct correlation on heat/cooling loss. For detailed information on energy ratings for windows see: http://www.nfrc.org/WindowRatings/Energy-Ratings.html

  • Is there a full basement, crawl space or concrete slab?
  • Each of these will provide varying advantages/disadvantages for the placement of your HVAC system.

  • Is the efficiency (AFUE) rating of your current system known?
  • The annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE; pronounced 'A'-'Few' or 'A'-'F'-'U'-'E') is a thermal efficiency measure of combustion equipment like furnaces, boilers, and water heaters.

  • Have spoken to other HVAC companies
  • What AFUE rated system have they recommended?

  • Do you know how old your current system is?
  • A forced hot air or A/C system should be replaced every 12-15 years. A forced hot water system should be replaced every 25 years.

  • What type of fuel are you using for your heating/cooling system?
  • Each of these fuel sources has advantages and disadvantages. For great comparisons go to: http://energy.gov/articles/energy-saver-101-infographic-home-heating

2. To best assess your needs, please tell us about the performance of your current system?

  • How reliable has your system been? How often does it require service?
  • If your heating or cooling equipment requires repeated service calls throughout the season, it's time to consider replacing it.

  • What are your annual heating/cooling costs?
  • A new heating or cooling system could save you as much as 50% on your annual energy costs. Consider that annual savings when you consider your budget for a new system.

3. What level of humidity is most comfortable for you?

Most people are comfortable at about 40% humidity. When the home is drier it feels colder than it really is. Depending on your comfort level there are solutions to add or subtract humidity in your home.

4. Is your home dusty? Do you have pets? Are the floors wood or carpet?

These conditions will also dictate add-on solutions to your heating system

5. Have you established a budget for a new heating or cooling system?

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Replacing your HVAC system is an investment in your home. With generous rebates and special financing, there are more options than ever before. A qualified HVAC company like DiPietro will guide you every step of the way.

How did you hear about us?

This comprehensive assessment is just the beginning of a full analysis of your home's heating and cooling needs. DiPietro Comfort Advisers don't ‘eye ball’ a solution or replace the current system with a new one of the same size/capacity. We extend the preliminary assessment you just completed to a formal assessment of your needs, your home’s heating/cooling loss, and the physical requirements to place the system. Replacing a heating and/or cooling system is a time consuming and specialized process. To print this assessment for your records

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FREE PRO-TIPS FOR YOUR HOME!

The heating and cooling experts at DiPietro Heating Cooling, Plumbing have written a new e-book, Pro-Tips to Keep Your Heating & Cooling Systems In Tip Top Shape. It is filled with advice on checking your home’s heating and cooling systems, hot water heaters and more. It talks about the advantages of preventative maintenance, watching for problem warning signs, and knowing when to call a professional—and how all of this can save you money in the long run.

Our e-book is completely free. All you need to do is provide your email and we’ll send it right to you. Your information will be kept total confidential and not shared with other organizations.

Don’t let inefficient heating and cooling systems cost you more. Call DiPietro today!

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