HVAC Replacement in Potomac & Rockville, MD

Also Providing AC & Furnace Replacement in Chevy Chase, Bethesda & the Surrounding Areas

Replacing your heating and air conditioning system is a major investment—one that could have positive (or negative!) consequences that last for years. Many homeowners feel that the most important decision is the brand of equipment they choose to install. But industry experts, including those with the EPA, ENERGY STAR®, and Comfort Institute, say otherwise!

Choosing a contractor who understands how your home’s construction, duct system, and equipment work together to create the comfort level for you and your home is the most important factor to consider when you start thinking about replacing your HVAC equipment.

Click here to find out what to expect from your HVAC estimate and then give us a call at 240-399-5051 to learn more about our HVAC replacement services in Rockville, Bethesda, Potomac, and the surrounding areas.

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In Need of AC or Furnace Replacement in Rockville or a Surrounding Area?

Start with a unique service that will ensure your new system really does save energy, increase comfort, reduce dust, and improve the indoor air. Test, don’t guess!

If you’re looking for AC or furnace replacement “near me,” give us a call at 240-399-5051 or contact us online today!

Things to Consider When Replacing Your HVAC Equipment

Comfort

One of the most talked-about results of a new system upgrade, but the least actually addressed, is how comfortable your new system keeps you! If your old HVAC equipment did not cool or heat your home properly, why do you think the new system is going to do any better?

We consistently get asked to install larger HVAC equipment because of a lack of even or complete heating or cooling. But in our industry, we often find most equipment is oversized.

Why is it that a system will not cool or heat even if it’s the correct size or if it’s too big? The answer usually comes down to the duct system or the home’s overall construction. Checking the square footage of your home and guessing on insulation values is not testing your home—without a detailed analysis, you are just replacing one box with a new box!

At James A. Wheat & Sons, we offer duct system leakage tests and air infiltration tests to make sure that your new heating and cooling equipment will work properly and not only provide the required heating and cooling but will do so while creating minimal dust and the most even-temperatured home possible.

Efficiency

Another big selling point in our industry is efficiency. A lot of advertisements would have you believe that a higher efficiency unit will automatically yield major energy savings.

However, the EPA and ENERGY STAR estimate that more than half of all HVAC equipment is installed improperly or has some deficiency that reduces the system efficiency to well below rated specifications. If you try to install a new air conditioner, furnace, or heat pump into a home with leaky ductwork, it does not matter how efficient the equipment is rated—the system will not heat or cool properly or efficiently. Remember that efficiency has to do with how well your HVAC system uses fuel, not how well the system heats or cools.

There are usually rebates or tax credits available for installation of higher efficiency equipment, and the possibility of lower utility bills (when a system is installed properly) is always a reason to strive for the highest efficiency available.

Contractor

The EPA, ENERGY STAR, Consumer Reports, and other industry experts agree that choosing the right contractor is the most important decision you can make regarding your heating and cooling equipment replacement. But how do you choose? Do you base it on the price of the installation?

The question we always ask here is—what price? The initial installation price? The price of installation plus the utility, repair, and maintenance cost after five years? 10 years? How about the comfort cost? Do you go with your gut feeling?

We feel that our job is to provide you with the best information available, to present you with all of your options, and to make sure you understand how those options will affect you over the life of the system. HVAC replacement is a large investment that can directly affect your cash flow, yearly budget, and comfort level for the next 15-20 years. Choose wisely!

Brand

While important, the brand of HVAC equipment should be the last thing you think about during the replacement decision. At James A. Wheat & Sons, we are a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer. We feel that Carrier offers the most advanced equipment in the industry along with incredible customer support, parts availability, and warranty coverage. That said, we do offer other brands and consider them to be excellent choices as well.

When it comes down to it, your HVAC system is a box that needs to be installed properly. No matter what brand of equipment you choose, if it is not installed properly, you will not be able to properly heat or cool your home.

HVAC System Replacement Cost

The cost of your HVAC system replacement service will depend on a number of factors. Our technicians would be happy to get on the phone with you to get a better idea of the cost of your service. Call us at 240-399-5051  today!

Schedule HVAC Replacement in Rockville, Potomac, or the Surrounding Areas

If you’re in need of AC or furnace replacement in Rockville, Potomac, or the surrounding areas, look no further than James A. Wheat & Sons. Our team of technicians is highly trained and equipped to handle any HVAC service.

For more information on our HVAC replacement services, including AC and furnace replacement in Rockville, Potomac, Chevy Chase, Bethesda, and the surrounding areas, give us a call at 240-399-5051 or contact us online today!

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What To Expect

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Satisfaction Guaranteed

We stand behind every job we perform, because that’s what it means to be family. Your complete satisfaction is our guarantee.

Upfront
Pricing

You’ll never be stuck with an unexpected bill when your services are complete. We offer upfront, no-surprise pricing, so you can rest assured you’re only paying for the high-quality work you receive.

Trained
Technicians

Our secret to offering the best service in the business is simple. We hire quality people and continually train them to provide the best customer experience possible. We train weekly on service, equipment, diagnosis, and more. You can rest assured that our technicians will bring the industry expertise necessary to exceed your expectations.

Extended
Warranties

We work continuously to keep up with recalls, extended warranties, and notices regarding all plumbing, heating, and AC equipment that we may come in contact with in your home.

Commitment
to Community

We believe that as we grow, so should our community—that’s why we look for every opportunity possible to give back.

Easy
Financing

We understand the financial strain that often accompanies new system installation, home remodeling, or unexpected service calls. That’s why we offer easy financing to keep your household budget intact.

Satisfaction Guaranteed

We stand behind every job we perform, because that’s what it means to be family. Your complete satisfaction is our guarantee.

Upfront
Pricing

You’ll never be stuck with an unexpected bill when your services are complete. We offer upfront, no-surprise pricing, so you can rest assured you’re only paying for the high-quality work you receive.

Trained
Technicians

Our secret to offering the best service in the business is simple. We hire quality people and continually train them to provide the best customer experience possible. We train weekly on service, equipment, diagnosis, and more. You can rest assured that our technicians will bring the industry expertise necessary to exceed your expectations.

Extended
Warranties

We work continuously to keep up with recalls, extended warranties, and notices regarding all plumbing, heating, and AC equipment that we may come in contact with in your home.

Commitment to Community

We believe that as we grow, so should our community—that’s why we look for every opportunity possible to give back.

Easy
Financing

We understand the financial strain that often accompanies new system installation, home remodeling, or unexpected service calls. That’s why we offer easy financing to keep your household budget intact.

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Thank you for sending such great individuals, Matt and John, to our home today. It was initially scheduled to be just a service call to diagnose our plumbing problems, but it turned out that they could easily correct our problem.I want to tell you that these two young men were the ultimate prof...

Gloria M.

Dear Mr. Wheat:We would like to take a moment to thank you sincerely for helping us with our water leak problem. We had no idea of the magnitude or scope of such an undertaking. All of your service men were excellent and highly professional. They were courteous, considerate and informative ever...

Lloyd & Carole W.

This is a much belated thank you. The job that your service men did installing the fireplace units in our house was extraordinary. Our house is nearing a hundred years old and the interior fireplaces are huge solid brick columns extending to the foundation. Getting gas pipes up from the basemen...

John T.

I wanted to write a brief note thanking you for the work you did on our front sewer line. In particular, I wanted to remind you how good your three employees are (Adam, Bill, and Desmond). All were courteous, neat, punctual, pleasant, and extremely hard workers during the week they spent at our...

David J. S.

Thank you for the generous in-kind donation of Delta faucets and shower bathtub valves, valued at $1,500.00. This donation will help Rebuilding Together continue its work to keep families in need at home in safety and independence.The course of one’s life can change in the blink of an eye. Fo...

Susan H.

I recently contracted with your company to complete repairs to a damaged air return and install new heating ducts in my basement room. Please know that your staff completed the work in a professional manner and in the timeframe promised and I am writing to express my thanks for a job well done!...

Joe C.

First off, I wish to express our satisfaction with service performing on our air conditioning unit yesterday by your service technician, Cliff. My husband was impressed by the work that was done efficiently, quickly, and at a reasonable cost. My husband contacted your company yesterday morning....

Jan M.

I have been impressed with your company and its people from the day your sales person walked in here, through all service personnel, and now.By the way, this is a fantastic system. Our energy costs are much lower than before, the airflow is practically unnoticeable, the air temp inside is even,...

Mau V.

Tom, our service tech, was incredibly helpful and pleasant. Not only did he fix our much-missed kitchen faucet, but he was also kind to the family, including the energetic family dogs who played at his feet. There’s a reason we have a service contract with you!

Susan R.

I am thrilled to have found James A James A. Wheat & Sons! There is nothing better than a complete feeling of trust when I need someone’s help and expertise.

Terri J.

Technician was prompt, polite, and obviously knew his business. He thoroughly checked our fireplace insert, and made a check for CO in the room. His work reassured us that the insert and its inlet-outlet system had not suffered earthquake damage. That’s just what we needed to know.

David L.

Our technician, Tom, was outstanding. He was thorough, thoughtful, explained the work to be done, the cost, options, and seemed to take the minimum amount of time to complete the work. The technician’s helper, who came along with Tom, was also a great asset. It was a wonderful experience for ...

James G. R.

Dear Mike,I am writing to say thank you for the great service today. Tim Whistler came to install my gas oven and range. There were a couple of challenges along the way, beginning with the way the gas line had been routed up through my floor . Another challenge was the fact that I have propane,...

Patricia R.

I wanted to make a special note about how professional Mr. Carey was when he visited our home to conduct the estimate. In the last couple of weeks we have spent hundreds of dollars and met with multiple HVAC companies to fix our air conditioner, and we haven’t been impressed with any of them....

Nick H.

Danilo and Ken were here on June 16 to do my AC check. They were extremely thorough at the time and even made sure that my hose connections were nice and secure. today one of my units was not cooling (it may have been that a circuit breaker tripped—I thought I had checked but perhaps I didn...

Susan W.