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    Beginners Guide to Choosing a New Home HVAC System

    Wednesday, June 14, 2017


    Deciding on a new HVAC system is no simple task, but it becomes easier if you understand what to look out for when purchasing.

    If you're in the process of picking out a new HVAC system that best suits your home, you might get stuck somewhere along the line. It could feel like there are just too many different elements to keep in mind at once, which can be overwhelming. Luckily, there are a few fundamentals that can make the process much simpler.

    When Choosing an HVAC System, Bigger Isn't Always Better

    The type of air conditioning or heating unit you get should ideally take into account your home's size. The flow of air, number of floors and needs of the occupants should also matter. Opting for bigger air conditioners, for example, can be a costly waste as they'd provide more power than your space requires. You would be spending far too much on your utility bills without any extra benefits. When in doubt, have a professional assess your space and help you pinpoint the right sized system for it.

    Keep Your HVAC Options in Mind

    Heating and cooling aren't one size fits all. You should take your location, as well as your specific needs, into account when picking a new system. Traditional options aren't for everyone, and there are other avenues you can look into if you want to consider something different:

    • Ductless mini-split systems offer the ability to have climate-controlled areas for smaller spaces, and as the name suggests, no ductwork is necessary. This option is also much easier to install than more traditional alternatives.
    • Heat pumps are a great option for homes in areas that feature milder climates. Since they function by transferring air instead of cooling or heating it, they are much more energy efficient than other HVAC options.

    Don't Be Afraid to Ask Questions

    The experts have been dealing with new installations and different types of units for a long time -- that's what makes them experts! If you're unsure of the details or wondering if you may require an electrical upgrade to support a new HVAC system, don't hesitate to ask. At Certified Electric we can help you decide on a new HVAC system, and we'll also handle any electrical work you may require. Get in touch with us today!