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4 Tips for Selecting a New HVAC System

If it’s time to upgrade your older HVAC system to a new model, you may want to consider all your options. After all, going with a similar but newer version of your current HVAC system may not be the best choice. Technology has changed a lot in the last 10 to 15 years, and you have a variety of options to choose from.

You can keep reading to learn our tips for selecting the best HVAC system for your home and family. Then call our team to schedule your in-home assessment for a new HVAC in Loganville, GA. If you have any questions about how to choose a new HVAC system, we are here to help.

Check Efficiency Ratings

Your first step should be to consider the energy efficiency ratings of different HVAC systems. Specifically, you want to look at SEER2 ratings. These are standardized so that you can compare different units to one another and select one that fits your expectations. There is a minimum accepted SEER2 rating for installation, but you may want to select a model with better energy efficiency. 

The more energy-efficient an HVAC system is, the less money that it will cost to operate on a monthly basis. To put it simply, a high-efficiency air conditioner does not have to consume as much energy to produce cooling results. By using less energy, you will spend less over the life of the unit on energy costs for cooling your home.

Ensure Proper Sizing

Your next consideration is the size of a unit. Air conditioner sizing is based on a calculation that takes the size of your home and the climate zone into consideration. Since our area is more to the south, we need more cooling power than some of our neighboring states farther north.

But don’t worry—you don’t have to calculate on your own to decide what size air conditioner you need. Our team does that for you. We can make a recommendation based on our expertise and help you select the HVAC system that is just the right size for your home.

Consider Your Options

You also want to think about the type of cooling system you install. A central air conditioner is one of the more standard options. However, if you have a central air conditioner then you also have to have a separate heater. 

If you go with a heat pump instead, you have an all-in-one heating and cooling solution. This is a great way to save space over having to install two separate units. Plus, heat pumps also come in ductless options. If you want to eliminate the need for ductwork and boost energy efficiency even more, a ductless heat pump is a great way to do that.

Think About Maintenance Expectations

It’s also a good idea to plan on the type of maintenance you need to complete for your HVAC system. For example, a central air conditioner heat only requires maintenance on a single central unit. If you have a ductless mini split, you have to complete maintenance for each of the individual units installed around your home. This means cleaning out multiple air filters and rinsing out multiple condensate drain lines. You have to decide whether or not this higher maintenance expectation is something you want to take on.

Your Comfort Is OUR Business. Contact the team at Snellville Heating today to schedule an appointment for the highest quality HVAC services.

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