After a thorough inspection of your HVAC system and speaking with a professional, you might realize it would be more cost-effective for you to get a new system rather than have your current one repaired. However, before you go out and scout for a new system to buy, there are some things you need to do first. This will ensure you buy the most suitable and efficient system for your home.
First things first
Have a sit down with your heating engineer or service contractor to talk about your needs and available options. There is a wide variety of HVAC systems that you can choose from, each having their own benefits and disadvantages. You will also have to identify how much you are willing to spend for your new system. Make sure you include installation costs when calculating the budget that you are allotting for this project.
Once you’ve detailed your needs and budget, you will have to prioritize and organize all the essentials. Which is the most important among all your needs? This will help you keep focused when choosing heating and ventilation systems. As a result, you won’t easily get distracted by the latest technology or feature that looks really amazing but actually has no use for you.
Key factors to consider
Here are five factors that you will have to consider when buying a new HVAC system.
1. Central air conditioning – This is a feature that most heating and ventilation systems have. Before buying a system with this added feature, make sure you will benefit from it. If you are planning to sell the house in a couple of years, you’ll benefit from central air conditioning in that it effectively increases the home’s value. Also, if a member of your household suffers from asthma and allergic attacks, the central air-conditioning helps to filter and keep the air inside the house clean and safe to breathe.
2. Heating load and size of the system – It is important to ensure that the system you are buying is the right size for your house and your needs. An oversized system has too much heating capacity and uses more energy. To ensure you are buying the right size, enlist the assistance of your service contractor in determining the heating load of the system and whether or not it is appropriate for your home’s size and insulation. Don’t forget to consider your local weather as well.
3. Capacity – Make sure the system you are buying has sufficient capacity to heat or cool your entire house as well as new spaces and extensions to your home should you decide to proceed with a home improvement or expansion in the future.
4. Quality – Keep in mind that the price of a system should not be the basis for the product’s quality. A cheap machine is not always substandard and an expensive system does not always have the highest quality. Choose systems with high durability and long warranties.
5. Local service – To ensure you will receive service and assistance at once, buy your new system from a local shop. This will make it easy for you to go to the shop should you have questions about the machine. Similarly, their specialist will be able to reach you at once anytime you need assistance.
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