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How to Choose the Right Air Conditioning System

As previously mentioned, there are numerous sizes and types of heating and air conditioning systems on the market to choose from. This is both a blessing, in that you have options, but also a curse, in that it can be very confusing sorting through all of those options. Choosing the right HVAC system for your particular space requires a specific set of considerations. Here are some tips:

 

Calculate the amount of heating and cooling you will need:

This arithmetic calculation must account for your home’s size and amount/type of insulation, as well as the environment you live in, and it will be your starting point when you decide it’s time to go shopping. Call a professional HVAC company to come out to your home, take the necessary measurements, and advise you on the amount of power you need in order to amply heat and cool your space.

Remember that spending less can cost you more:

You may be able to save money right now by purchasing a low-efficiency HVAC system, but that decision will ultimately cost you a lot more money in the long run. When it comes to budgeting for a new heating and air conditioning unit, a good rule of thumb is to shop wisely, but spend as much as you can realistically afford in order to get the highest quality unit possible. That way, you can rack up the savings in the form of manufacturer and electric company rebates for energy conservation, lower monthly heat and cooling bills, IRS tax refunds for purchasing energy efficient appliances, longer product lifespan, and lower overall maintenance and repair costs.

Energy efficiency:

With all this talk about energy conservation, you may wonder just what you are supposed to be looking for. Fortunately, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) makes it easy for you to spot your eco-friendly options. Just look for the white and blue ENERGY STAR logo; this label is an indication that the product you are looking at has met or surpassed government standards for energy efficiency. In order to determine just how energy efficient a unit is, look at its SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating). The base (lowest) qualifying SEER for energy efficiency is 13, and each number above that represents an additional 5 to 10 percent of efficiency, up to a rating of 21.

Your heating, air conditioning, and ventilation system is central to your home’s health, and to your comfort and wellbeing. Therefore, it is important that you take proper measures to ensure its optimal functioning. You need a team of HVAC professionals on your side. We have the know-how and dedication necessary to providing you with thorough and reliable HVAC care services. Call us today.

Fast Heating and Air Conditioning Repair

(704) 228-7323