The most important things to look for in your new heating and air conditioning system.
We take our heating and air conditioning for granted, until it’s on the blink. Then we realize how much we rely on it. And when your system is fading and you’re shopping for a new one, it’s important to find one that’s top of the line to meet your needs. Here’s what to look for:
Efficiency Isn’t Just a Number
Well, it’s mostly a number. Energy efficiency is critical these days, as we try to lower our energy bills and save the planet at the same time. The SEER number is what you need to keep your eye on. SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, or how many watts of energy it takes to deliver the heating and cooling you need to keep your home comfortable. The higher the SEER rating, the more energy efficient your new system will be.
Size Does Matter
The amount of output you’re getting from your HVAC system is only important when compared to the size of the unit and the size of your home. If a unit is too small for your space it will end up working overtime to try to keep up with demand. Conversely, if a unit is too big it will cycle on and off too frequently, which is also ineffective and inefficient and puts unnecessary wear and tear on the system. Selecting the right size unit is critical to getting your money’s worth.
One of the best ways to learn about all the bells and whistles of the latest HVAC technology is to call your HVAC dealer and talk to them about what you need. For more information on the heating and air conditioning systems that would work best for your home, contact H.H. Hovey today.