If you choose to invest in a new HVAC system for your home, it is an investment that will bring instant changes to your life now as well as in the future. Buying a new HVAC system is also an opportunity to shop carefully and make an informed decision. Because an HVAC system is an investment that serves you for over ten years, better decision making now will ensure that you don’t live with any regret. To ensure you get an HVAC system that is worth your money and enjoy improved comfort of your home, here are some factors to consider.
Consider how long you are planning to stay in that house; if you are planning for a short duration, for instance, two years, you should invest in an HVAC system that will serve you for that period. However, if your intention is to stay for a long time, investing in a high- efficiency system will benefit you better by cutting your monthly energy costs. If you want powerful heating and cooling in just one room in your house, a ductless mini-split HVAC system that uses downsized heat pump will be perfect for the job.
A hybrid system that combines the two methods; gas-fired furnace that uses natural gas and a heat pump that uses electricity to heat and cool your home. This method of combining these two can provide the lowest-cost heating method based on the outdoor temperature at a given time. If you are interested in more heat to gain you can consider the heat recovery ventilation system that filters outdoor air in while exhausting an equal volume of stale indoor air.
You should consider the energy efficiency ratings of an HVAC system, normally displayed on a unit’s yellow energy guide sticker before purchasing a new one for your home. Energy savings from high-efficiency units will compensate for the steeper initial purchase price over a long-term period of ownership. With gas furnace the higher the fuel utilization efficiency, the more you will pay for it.
Upgrading the fan along with an air conditioner and furnace provides very consistent temperature control, nearly silent operation and can reduce blower electricity consumption by a considerable percentage. Annual preventive maintenance by a professional will ensure the enhanced energy efficiency, low operating costs and long service life you expect from your HVAC system, and this should be an important factor you consider before buying the system. Once you agree on an annual service plan, your system will be serviced automatically when the time comes which will help in extending its lifespan. You are now well equipped to buy a new HVAC system for your home.