Similar to purchasing a car, finding the right HVAC system for your needs requires a bit a 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 a system that doesn’t do what you want it to do. After all, homes come in all shapes and sizes and HVAC systems are not one-size-fits-all. We’re here to help your HVAC system shopping with these tips and tricks straight from the pros! Read on to learn what to consider when you buy or replace your unit.
When it comes to choosing your HVAC system, a professional consultation is a must. Making an informed decision should begin with insight from an experienced technician who can make recommendations tailored to your needs. Here are a few things you and the HVAC professional should discuss:
- 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
If you are replacing your current unit, then sticking with the same brand can save costs. However, it’s critical to consider pros and cons of said brand. Can it do the job in your space? How efficient is the system? Will it meet your lifestyle needs? Keep in mind 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 cottages and condos alike.
Cost vs. Quality
When choosing the right HVAC system for your home, costs should not be cut. Purchasing a quality unit with a longer warranty will save you money and headaches 5 years down the road. Deals can often be found the off-peak season but pay attention to the length of the warranty if a unit is discounted. Consider if the system is being purchased locally what the cost of maintenance will be from the dealer. Your HVAC unit is an important part of your home and health, so never sacrifice quality for lower costs.
Ready to start the HVAC purchasing process but you don’t know where to start? Contact one our experienced technicians with your questions!