Purchasing a new HVAC unit is one of the biggest investments within a home. The lifespan of an air conditioning system is usually 10 to 20 years and controls the comfort of your house. Here are 6 things to consider when making this important purchase.
- SEER Values | SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. The higher the SEER value the more efficient a unit is. Federal regulations require a minimum SEER value of 13 on all newly installed HVAC units. Depending on where you live, you might benefit from a higher SEER rating.
- Proper Unit Size | Homes come in all shapes and sizes so it is important to find the right size unit to keep your home comfortable. A “ton” is a measurement of an HVAC unit’s cooling power. Consider these factors when deciding the size of your unit: insulation, location and size of home. Your AC contractor can properly size your home for you so you can make an educated purchase.
- HVAC Contractor | One of the most important decisions you will make when preparing to purchase a new HVAC system—who will you trust with your purchase? Your HVAC contractor is responsible for answering your questions, guiding you during the purchase process, properly installing your unit and then maintaining it.
- HVAC Maintenance Plan | Did you know that maintaining your system is required to keep your warranty intact? A maintenance plan is the best way to ensure your
- Incentives/ Rebate for Model | Both states and manufacturers offer rebates to entice sales and offset costs. Don’t miss these savings!
- Pair with a Programmable Thermostat | Thermostats are at the top of their game. Smart, programmable thermostats are energy and money saver and can also increase the lifespan of your HVAC unit.