Is it finally time for you to invest in a new HVAC system at home?
Despite popular behavior of waiting until the AC bites the big one in the dead heat of summer, this is one of those “big buys” that should not be an impulse decision. You need to do plenty of research, educate yourself on your options and get a professional consultation. And that’s not something you want to be doing when you’re sweating profusely at night and still working-from-home during the day.
The reality is that HVACs are not one-size-fits-all. And just clicking the first unit you see online most likely isn’t going to end well, despite the moment of desperation. Choosing the right HVAC system for your home could mean the difference of thousands of dollars, years of your HVAC’s life and a huge difference in staying warm or cool through the seasons.
You need the right HVAC system and the most reputable company to install and maintain your system. We’re here to give you a basic breakdown of what to look for when choosing a good HVAC system for your home.
The “Goldilocks” HVAC – Finding the size that’s just right
Bigger isn’t always better when it comes to your HVAC system. And going smaller to save some money in the short-term won’t pay off either. You need to find the system that’s just right for your home. This is mostly based on square footage but there are other factors as well, like the age and energy efficiency of your home, your current ductwork, the layout of your home, etc. Talk with our experts. We’ll measure your home and give it a thorough examination to help you determine the Goldilocks HVAC for you.
How long does your HVAC system guarantee its product? This can be huge when you run into problems later on. If you go with a reputable HVAC brand, they will have a solid warranty and take care of you if things go south. Compare the various warranties of the brands you’re considering and look into the reviews on their customer service.
The last thing you want is to have a product that no one in your area can repair. When you need your furnace or AC fixed, it’s usually something that needs to get done ASAP. Check with your local HVAC companies to see if they service the HVAC companies you’re looking at. Some brands have parts that need to be special ordered and you could be waiting weeks for repairs.
Don’t bargain shop
Cost is always going to be a large deciding factor but don’t let some company’s blowout special fool you. Save a thousand dollars today and pay thousands more in service and repairs later. Quality should always be your guiding light in choosing the right HVAC. The difference in quality can mean a huge difference in extensive repairs and the number of years your HVAC runs for.
While you’re going through all the trouble and putting so much into your HVAC investment, it’s a great idea to get your duct work inspected too. Leaky ducts can impact the performance of your HVAC and even take years off its life because your furnace and AC are having to work harder to heat and cool your home.
Furnace fire or heat pump power?
Gas furnaces generate heat by burning fuel, usually natural gas, propane or oil, and then disperse that heat throughout the home. A heat pump basically acts as a reverse air conditioner. It takes heat from outside (even in the cold winter months) and transfers that heat to the home using electricity. In Texas heat pumps can be a great option but it really depends on your home. If you’re interested in knowing more about which is right for you, check out this blog.
HVAC shopping can be a little tedious and sometimes stressful, but we can help take the worry out of your search. We just want to match you with the HVAC system that will meet your needs and keep you comfortable for years (hopefully decades) to come.
Call us today to find the HVAC system at the best price (we also offer financing) and the best quality.