When considering an investment like installing a new heating, ventilation and cooling system, do your homework first and thoroughly research the market. Being realistic about your needs and shopping accordingly will save you a significant amount of money in the long run, so pay attention to these suggestions and choose a system that completely suits your home.
Researching the effectiveness of the system you are considering can help you save money on your utility bills, since effective units cool and heat your space by using less power. When reviewing the specifications of your top options, look for SEER or AFUE ratings, as well as models that have energy stars.
Bigger is not always better, and HVAC systems are the perfect example. The size of your unit should be directly proportional to the square footage of your house because large units placed in small spaces and vice versa usually wear out faster. Small units need to work extremely hard to keep your desired temperature in a larger home, while large units achieve it too easily, which in turn causes them to continuously turn on and off, trying to keep the temperature constant.
It always pays off to invest in quality. In HVAC terms that means your units will last longer and have fewer issues.
Newer systems come with a whole array of special features, many of which you might not even need. Research a bit what a particular feature stands for and opt for the system that ticks all your boxes.
A good contractor can go a long way, so ask for recommendations and always make sure you use a licensed professional located in your area because that usually means they can react quickly if you have any questions or problems with your system.
Our Total Comfort Heating & Cooling team proudly serves the Greater Denver, Colorado area, and the surrounding Denver, Colorado suburbs. Feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions about your system or need our professional services.