Choosing the Right HVAC System
Good Air Tip
Before you start talking to contractors, identify all of the things you would like to improve on from your current system. Some contractors will ask you these questions, but some may not. If you educate yourself on what you'd like your system to do for your home, you will be happier in the long run.
There are two important considerations when selecting the best system for your needs:
Hire a skilled contractor. With central HVAC, product performance and reliability greatly depend on the contractor's ability to design and install a system suited for your home.
Think about what you want. Because HVAC purchases aren't frequent, you may not be aware of the latest solutions for common indoor problems such as hot and cold spots and dust. Now's the time to speak up if you'd like to save energy, lower utility costs or fix a host of other problems.
An HVAC purchase is a 16-20 year commitment, so now is the time to get the air conditioner and furnace that will satisfy your family's needs. Start by reviewing the questions below.
Do you want to control temperature by room?
Do you want to lower your energy bills?
Would you like to reduce the amount of hot and cold spots in your home?
Is dust a problem in your home?
Do you have pets or pet dander?
Does anyone in your family have allergies?
Is it too humid in your home?
Does it get too dry in the home?