How to Choose the Best HVAC System for Your Home

How to Choose the Best HVAC System for Your Home

Similar to purchasing a car, finding the right HVAC system for your house requires a bit of research, help from a professional and prioritizing your needs. If you leave out any of these elements, then you may end up making a poor-informed decision or be stuck with an HVAC system that doesn’t properly cool or heat your house.

After all, homes come in all shapes and sizes, and HVAC systems are not one-size-fits-all. The Indianapolis heating and cooling professionals at Thiele are here to help with your new HVAC system shopping, with tips and tricks straight from our certified technicians! From furnace and heat pump services, Thiele has the experience to help with whatever issue your property is dealing with. Read on to learn what to consider when you repair or replace your unit, and contact us for all of your HVAC-related needs.

Hire a Professional HVAC Company

We understand that the purchase of new heating and cooling equipment can come with a hefty price tag. That’s why when it comes to choosing the right HVAC system for your home, a professional consultation is a must. Making an informed decision should begin with insight from an experienced contractor who can make recommendations tailored to your needs.

You need to make sure that you’re choosing a reputable and certified heating and cooling company. Doing so is of the utmost importance. An improperly installed HVAC system – or a system that is too big or too small for your home – will struggle to properly heat or air condition your home and will increase your energy costs.

Here are a few things you and the HVAC professional should discuss when talking about how to choose the best HVAC system for your home:

  • Location of the home and its surrounding conditions
  • Structural and roofing material, insulation quantity and quality
  • Number, type, style and location of windows
  • The direction your home faces
  • The size of your home

Before our estimators help you choose the best HVAC system for your home, they’ll start by assessing your current system. Once they have all of the facts – which includes a thorough inspection of the interior and exterior of your home – they can better determine the right system for your home. Our team will perform a number of tests, including:

  • Heat loss and gain
  • Air quality in your home
  • Load-handling capabilities of your duct system
  • Plus dozens of other factors

Choose the Right Brand for Your Home

Once a contractor from Thiele determines the right size and type of system for your house, we’ll recommend the right products for you to consider.  If you are replacing your current system with a new system, then sticking with the same brand can save costs. However, it’s critical to consider pros and cons of said brand. Some of the questions you should ask yourself include:

  • Can it do the job in your space?
  • What is the heating efficiency of the system?
  • Will it meet your lifestyle needs?
  • Is it within your budget?

Keep in mind that this unit should last around 10 years. At Thiele, we tend to recommend Bryant Heating and Cooling Systems. With a variety of product options, Bryant offers HVAC solutions for all sizes and styles of homes and businesses. Thiele will be able to help you find a new unit that is the right size to cool or heat your home or business.

Compare Cost Vs. Quality

When choosing the best HVAC system, costs should not be cut. Purchasing the right system for your house with a longer warranty will save you money and headaches five years down the road. Deals can often be found during the off-peak season, but pay attention to the length of the warranty if a unit is discounted.

Cheaper systems might seem like the smart choice at first, but a high-quality system that costs more than a budget model can provide you with years of service life, increasing its return on investment. Your HVAC unit is an important part of your home and health, so never sacrifice quality for lower costs.

System Performance is Crucial

When you’re selecting a new HVAC unit, choose a system that is ENERGY STAR qualified. ENERGY STAR is a government-backed symbol for energy efficiency. ENERGY STAR-backed products are the most efficient on the market and will save you money on your heating and cooling bills while protecting the environment through energy-efficient products and practices.

When it comes to choosing HVAC systems that are backed by ENERGY STAR, there really are no negatives associated with doing so. You’ll be using less energy than before, which will save you money and will help the environment. Consider these energy-efficient systems when it’s time to replace your current HVAC system.

Contact Thiele to Discuss Installation of a New HVAC System

The Thiele name is synonymous with our three core values – value, integrity and reliability. Each contractor we have is expertly trained and has the skill and know-how to install your brand new system to your complete satisfaction. Whether you need the installation of air conditioners or heat pumps, or any other HVAC related project, make sure to trust the experts at Thiele.

Contact Thiele today, and find out why we’ve been the most trusted HVAC provider in Central Indiana for more than a century. We offer emergency service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to make sure that you’re always covered in the event that an emergency heating or cooling issue strikes your home.