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3 Tips from the Experts for Choosing a New HVAC System

Helms Heating & Air Conditioning - Thursday, November 09, 2017

How to shop for a new heating and air conditioning system.

Is your heating and air conditioning system showing its age? If it's time to shop for a new HVAC system, don't just point and pick. Take a look at these three tips from the experts for choosing the right equipment for your home:

Tip #1: Set Your Budget

When buying anything, it's good to have a budget. This is certainly true when shopping for something as vital to your home as a heating and cooling system. It's important to know what you can afford and are willing to spend, and then stick to your budget. There are different price ranges for everything you need, and a good HVAC tech can help guide you to the right equipment, at the right price.

Tip #2: Size Isn’t Everything

Bigger isn't better when it comes to your furnace and air conditioning. If a unit is too big, it won't be able to keep your house warm or cool, and if it's too small, it will have to work overtime to keep up with demand. Understand your square footage and your heating and cooling needs before you start shopping.

Tip #3: Understand Energy Efficiency

There are different efficiency ratings when it comes to HVAC equipment. Although all furnaces and air conditioning systems must meet government regulations for efficiency, the ratings come at different prices and can have varying impacts on your energy use. Talk to your HVAC company about what they can do for you, and get the most efficient system you can afford.

Choosing a new HVAC system shouldn't be daunting, but it's important to get it right. Contact our team at Helms Heating and Air Conditioning to help you find the right heating and air conditioning system for your home and your budget.