Choosing Wisely with a New Home Comfort Installation
When you’re in the market for a new heater or air conditioning system, looking around for the right one probably sounds daunting. Whether you love shopping or not, shopping around for an air conditioner or furnace is not the same as shopping for new pants. It requires technical information that can be difficult to understand, and choosing the wrong one may mean an impending system breakdown.
Here are some of our favorite tips for making the right choice when you need new heating and air conditioning equipment. For more information, reach out to a local specialist.
Check the Label (or the Website)
Here’s what we think every homeowner should be looking for: a system that is efficient within their sizing needs.
First, you must ensure that you are getting the properly sized unit for your home. Only ONE size is correct for a heating or air conditioning system within your living space. If it’s too large, it can short cycle and become worn down because it has to start up so frequently. Too small, and it runs nonstop, which uses a lot of energy and can cause the unit to become overworked.
Have a technician take measurements and make calculations for accurate sizing for your home’s square footage. Then, measure efficiency!
Choosing a system with a high efficiency rating means that you will save more over time. Look for the ENERGY STAR label, then compare SEER ratings (for air conditioners) and AFUE ratings (for heating systems). Don’t be put off by the higher price—financing may be available!
Work with the Right Company
You don’t have to go it alone…and you shouldn’t! When you have the right HVAC company on your side, they can make the process a whole lot easier, from beginning to end. You need someone to check that you’re getting the right size equipment any way, and having someone to help you through means gaining all the information you need about different brands, efficiency ratings, add-ons, and more.
Contact Air Services Unlimited for your next heating and air conditioning installation in Nederland, TX or a surrounding area.