Making an appointment with an HVAC company to discuss your furnace, boiler or air conditioner replacement needs is a good start, but it’s also important to understand your options.
Here are some tips to help you have an educated conversation about your system with your local HVAC company.
- What Kind Of System or System Components Should You Get?: The market is flooded with many brands and models of air conditioners, furnaces, boilers, and other HVAC components. There is a lot to choose from and narrowing it down in advance is helpful. Typically, energy-efficient models are a good choice since your systems is expected to last another 20 years and energy-efficient components can save you money over time. Additionally, investing in a better model is a good way to ensure you have fewer maintenance and repair calls as the years go by and your units age.
- What Size Do You Need?: Bigger isn’t better when it comes to HVAC. The right sized system for your needs is essential to properly heat or cool your house as well as to keep your energy bills from ballooning. An HVAC expert can recommend a size based on the size of your home and its layout.
- How Much Do You Need To Spend?: The size and type of system you need will directly affect the cost. There are some bargains to be had if you’re purchasing multiple components as well as government rebates for energy efficient models in certain areas.