An HVAC system is a big purchase and is one of the most costly appliances you will buy for your home or business. Whether you’re looking for a residential or commercial air conditioning system, you want to get the energy efficiency and comfort you paid for. You can avoid a huge headache with a little HVAC knowledge. Here are some things you should know when buying a new HVAC system.
What Type of HVAC System Should I Buy?
Picking out a new air conditioning system can seem daunting if you’re unfamiliar with HVAC lingo, especially since there are many choices to choose from. A common choice for year-round heating and cooling is an electric split-system heat pump. These systems feature a condenser outside and have a fan and coil inside. While this is the most common type of HVAC system, it may not accommodate every home or building, so knowing your options is key. If you’re still in the dark, it’s best to consult professionals. Our Comfort Consultants at Climate Design can help evaluate your residential or commercial building and assist you in picking out the system that’s perfect for you.
What Size HVAC System Should I Get?
Size matters! Knowing what size air conditioning system to get is important because the wrong size can leave you shivering or sweating. To ensure you’re getting the proper size installed, make sure your NCI certified contractor performs a detailed load calculation. This will determine the capacity of the equipment needed and where to dispense air to individual room.
Selecting the Right Contractor
Installing a new HVAC system may not be enough to save money on your electric bill. It’s crucial to make sure you hire a contractor who is careful when installing your system. Improper installation can lead to air leaks or air restriction and can ultimately cost you more money. It’s important to find a trustworthy contractor who has the appropriate licensing and verification. Our contractors at Climate Design are licensed and will ensure your new air conditioning system is installed properly.
Although installing a new HVAC system can be expensive, if you get it done right and with the right equipment, your savings can be substantial. It’s possible to recover your money over time just from having lower monthly energy bills. For more information on HVAC systems visit the Climate Design blog.