A good HVAC system can last up to 20 years in your home with proper maintenance and care. Since it’s not something we typically buy often, it’s difficult to know exactly how to choose the right one for your home’s needs. We’ll take you through a quick and handy guide on how to select the best HVAC system for your home that will keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer and will help you be as cost effective as possible when it comes to your energy bills.
You’ll want to pay careful attention to this number as you are buying your new HVAC system or furnace. The higher the energy rating in your furnace system the more money you will save each year on your home climate costs. Look for the Energy Star logo and rating and try to go with a system that has as high as possible rating that is within your budget. If you want to save even more money on heating and cooling costs, look into buying a smart thermostat like the Ecobee4 or the Google Nest. They will help to coordinate optimal heating and cooling energy expenditures to ensure that your home stays warm in the winter without breaking the bank.
This is crucial if your house is smaller or if your HVAC unit is close to your living area. You can check with the manufacturer (either on social media or through their website) to see how loud their equipment is during operation. You may be able to ask the retailer as well if their staff are trained in these things. The quietest units are under 60 decibels of sound during peak operation.
How Easy Is It To Maintain?
You might have a great deal on the initial cost of a new furnace, but if the general maintenance and parts cost is too high, you could be losing money in the long run. Ask about how often your unit will need to be maintained by a trained professional. Also ask how expensive the parts are to replace, should the need arise. Be wary of a small asking price that could be hiding a large upkeep price.
Right Size For Your Home
Make sure that you have the exact square footage of your home handy in order to calculate how much heating and cooling capacity your unit will need. You will want to go for a unit that will be powerful enough to be able to keep your home heated and cooled throughout the year, but not so powerful that you are wasting electricity and gas to keep an overly large machine operating. Alternatively, if your unit is too small, then it may be subject to unnecessarily long periods of run time in order to keep up with your home’s temperature needs. Consult with a local trusted HVAC expert when purchasing to get the exact right size of unit for your home.
Have you found the perfect unit for your home? Make sure that you ask about its installation costs before you buy. Some units are more expensive to install properly than others, which may affect how much you will be out of pocket for your system.
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