Choosing the best HVAC system for your home is not an easy task. Heating and cooling systems can be complicated, so you probably don’t think about them until they stop working. Most central air conditioners have a lifespan of 15-20 years, so it is important to select an optimal system with longevity in mind. You should start by contacting your local HVAC expert to inquire some information and then schedule a custom home evaluation.
The following are 5 important questions to consider before making an HVAC purchase.
1. Do I need to repair or replace my system?
This is the most common question to ask when thinking of purchasing a new unit. Every situation is different, but there are a few guidelines you can follow. If your system was made or installed before 2006, it is probably time to replace it. More likely than not, these systems do not meet the minimum energy efficiency standards and are not as energy efficient as the newer models.
2. What is the best way to heat and cool my home?
This depends on a few factors – where you live, the size of your home and personal preference. For example, if you are a resident living in the South – an energy efficient heat pump may be the right heating and cooling solution for you. In the North with colder winters – a matched furnaced and air conditioner system would be the better option.
3. What size HVAC system do I need?
Your energy savings and home comfort performance can be wasted or ruined if your new system does not fit your home accordingly. If the system is too big for the amount of square feet, you are essentially paying a premium for something you will not use. Too small and your system will not be able to keep up with the demand, which will end up burning more energy.
Check out this guide from Trane on how to choose the correct system size for you:
4. Do you offer any special financing, discounts or rebates?
Depending on where you live and which unit you choose to buy, you may be eligible for local rebates, tax credits, special financing, and other special offers unique to your area. Make sure to ask so you can budget properly.
5. Should I be concerned about my indoor air quality?
If you have pets or asthma sufferers living in your home, you must be cognizant of your indoor air quality. Whether that means a whole-home air filtration system or changing your filter more often, your local HVAC Specialists at Air Solutions can find the solution for you!
To learn more about our Trane products and systems, contact one of our specialists at Air Solutions and we will assist in finding the best unit for you. Servicing Southeast Texas from Beaumont to West Orange, we can get your HVAC systems smarter in no time. Call 409.962.2476 or visit airsolutionstx.com.