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Professional HVAC Replacement Services for Home & Business Owners in Sterling, Alexandria and throughout Northern Virginia

An HVAC unit is an intricate system made up of many different components. To ensure that every aspect of the heating and cooling system is properly connected and will perform optimally, it needs to be installed correctly. The HVAC installation and replacement services that Cardinal Plumbing Heating & Air Inc. offers are second to none. With locations in Sterling, Alexandria, and Gainesville and serving all of Northern Virginia, our HVAC technicians are carefully trained and highly experienced so that they can perform a seamless HVAC installation at your home or business.
When you call Cardinal Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, you get:
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What Sets Us Apart from Other HVAC Installation Companies?

At Cardinal Plumbing Heating & Air Inc., we are dedicated to providing the absolute best possible service for our residential and commercial customers. To ensure the highest level of quality during installations, we invest in our own team of in-house HVAC and Master HVAC technicians, never subcontractors. We also:
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Provide lifetime HVAC installation warranties with our Goldstar
When you contact us to install or replace your HVAC system, we’ll send our technician’s photo and biography along with a confirmation email so that you can see who will be working in your home or business. We value your time and will provide a short, two-hour window for arrival. Our services are fast and efficient, and we may even be able to provide a same-day installation. Thanks to our unwavering dedication to customer satisfaction, we hold an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and have amassed more than 5,000 five-star customer reviews. Contact Cardinal Plumbing Heating & Air Inc. to learn about the HVAC systems we have available. To schedule an HVAC installation or replacement at your home or business, give us a call at 703-721-8888 or click here. We proudly serve Sterling, Alexandria, and surrounding communities throughout Northern Virginia.

HVAC Replacement

When you start to notice relentlessly increasing energy bills, major swings in indoor temperatures or issues with your HVAC, it’s time to call for heating and cooling repair. Sometimes, the issue you have isn’t repairable. On average, an HVAC system lasts about 15 years. Depending on the age of other systems in your home, and how often you get your HVAC maintenance, this number could be higher or lower. Regardless, there will come a day when your HVAC system just needs to be replaced. While that isn’t always a happy day, heating and air conditioning is something you can’t live without. What you can do is make the best decision and hire an HVAC company to install a new unit. The best HVAC company will not only have the technological know-how, but give you insights into the best replacement unit you can buy. Depending on the size and layout of your home, you’ll have a few options for HVAC replacements. The HVAC team at Cardinal recognizes that every home is unique. With us, or with any HVAC company, you should always get an in-person estimate before ordering a new HVAC system. There are too many variables in play to order something this expensive sight-unseen. Your previous unit needs to be inspected, as does your home, before you get a full estimate for replacing your HVAC. Then, and only then, you can work with a company to get the best price for a new air conditioner or heater and schedule a new AC installation.
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Professional HVAC Replacement

HVAC units last for 12–15 years on average, while a well-maintained unit can provide up to 20 years of climate control. Even with diligent maintenance, however, if you remain in the same space for a significant amount of time, an HVAC replacement is inevitable.
The Cardinal heating and air experts have years of industry experience and ongoing training that help make our team your go-to resource for HVAC replacement. From selecting a new unit to performing professional HVAC installation and maintenance, you can rely on Cardinal Plumbing, Heating & Air to get it done right.
Our team members can assess your home, budget and lifestyle and make recommendations to suit your needs. An HVAC replacement is an excellent investment in your home and the comfort of your family — humans and pets alike. That’s why the team at Cardinal is proud to offer flexible financing options, lifetime HVAC installation warranties and a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all our workmanship. That means our job isn’t done until you’re completely happy with our work.
Our community members in Sterling, Alexandria, Gainesville and the surrounding Northern Virginia areas are always welcome to take average of our special offers or to contact us with questions about our HVAC replacement services.
Why Professional HVAC Replacement Matters
Selecting a new unit for your home comes with several considerations the average homeowner may not be aware of. One such factor is proper HVAC sizing. Installing a unit that is either too big or too small for your space and your needs can be detrimental. When a new unit is too small, it will struggle to keep up with cooling demands, and may never reach the desired temperature you set on your thermostat. This additional strain will cause unnecessary wear and tear, leading to frequent repairs and premature system breakdowns. Conversely, a unit that is too big for the space it’s in will be subject to short-cycling.
Short-cycling is a condition where a unit reaches the desired temperature before it can finish it’s cooling or heating cycle. This may seem like a good thing at first, but it ultimately keeps your unit running in its initial start-up phase, which requires more energy. A short-cycling HVAC unit shuts off before it reaches its optimal performance phase, only to start up again soon after, repeating the cycle. This process leads to higher utility costs over time, and with so much additional strain on your system, it can greatly decrease the unit’s lifespan. A pro technician from the Cardinal heating and air team can evaluate your home and calculate the perfect unit size to ensure you’re getting the best value for your money.
HVAC Replacement: What to Consider
Aside from HVAC sizing considerations, your lifestyle, climate and future plans all play a role in selecting a new unit. Those who plan on selling a property in the near future may want to hold off on installing a brand new unit, while those planning on moving just a few years down the line can enjoy the many benefits of a new system while increasing their home’s value.
Another major consideration when it comes to HVAC replacement comes in the form of a unit’s ease of maintenance. Clients who plan on aging-in-place or who require easy access to a unit to perform regular maintenance tasks, such as replacing air filters, may benefit more from certain types of units than others. Our skilled technicians take all of these factors into consideration as they assist homeowners with HVAC replacement.
Cardinal Heating and Air Does it All!
Cardinal Plumbing, Heating & Air is a full-service HVAC and plumbing company serving Sterling, Alexandria, Gainesville and the surrounding Northern Virginia areas. We specialize in HVAC services in residential, commercial and industrial settings, and we can assist with every step of the climate control process.
Whether you need help with diagnosis, selecting a new unit, professional installation, HVAC repairs or annual HVAC maintenance, our qualified technicians are ready to help. The Cardinal heating and air team is proud to offer same-day service, as well as emergency HVAC repairs seven days a week. Whether you’re a homeowner or a business owner, we know quality climate control is essential.
Reach out to Cardinal with questions about HVAC replacement or to get started today.

Frequently Asked Questions

You should replace your HVAC system every 15 to 20 years. However, this isn’t a hard and fast rule. You may need to replace your system earlier, depending on the circumstances. For example, you could have a system that wasn’t properly installed. If you didn’t have a qualified technician install the system, it might only last eight years. An undersized or oversized system also won’t last and will need to be replaced early. On the other hand, your system could last over 20 years if you care for it properly. Routine maintenance and proper care keep your system working well over the years. If you notice signs of trouble, call an HVAC technician and ask for advice. They might suggest that you replace your system if you have a need for frequent repairs, high energy bills, or other issues. Always choose your HVAC technician with care or you risk having other issues.
If you want to know how long it will take to replace your system, you should consult with your favorite HVAC technician. They will inspect your current HVAC and let you know about your options for replacement. After you pick a new system, your technician needs to come up with a plan for how to install it. If there is no ductwork and you’re replacing an old system with a similar new one, the process may only take a few hours. On the other hand, an HVAC system installation could take longer if it needs new ductwork or has a complicated setup. If you have a large home, you should expect the installation to take much longer than you would for a small home. When you’re looking into getting a new HVAC system, you should ask your technician for an estimate on the installation time and find out how soon they can schedule you.
The average HVAC system lasts between 15 and 25 years. But is your HVAC system average? For a heating and cooling system to actually last, you need to take care of it. This means changing out your filters regularly and calling an experienced professional to perform the annual maintenance. If you have a large household or use your HVAC frequently, you should schedule more frequent maintenance. So, what’s the lifespan of your heating and cooling system? First, head to the unit and check out the installation date. If your system is 15 years older or more, you should consult with an HVAC technician to find out how many years you have left with your heating and cooling system. You may be due for a replacement. Our technicians are always happy to help. If you want to learn more about the lifespan of your HVAC, call us today and schedule an appointment with one of our experts.
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