When updating your home HVAC system, there are several important factors to consider:
- Energy efficiency: Look for HVAC systems that are energy efficient to help lower your monthly utility bills and reduce your carbon footprint. Consider systems with high SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) ratings and ENERGY STAR certifications.
- Size and capacity: Make sure to choose an HVAC system that is appropriately sized for your home's heating and cooling needs. An HVAC contractor can help you determine the appropriate size and capacity for your home.
- Type of system: Consider whether you want a central HVAC system or a ductless mini-split system. A central HVAC system is a traditional option that requires ductwork throughout the home, while a ductless mini-split system is a newer option that is easier to install and can be more energy-efficient.
- Air quality: Look for HVAC systems that offer good indoor air quality features, such as HEPA filters or UV germicidal lights, to improve the air quality in your home.
- Cost: Determine your budget for a new HVAC system and choose one that fits within your price range. Keep in mind that a more expensive system may be more energy-efficient and cost-effective in the long run. Updating HVAC system involves very disruptive work with walls and ceilings opened. This means there will be added costs involving ceiling and walls.
- Professional installation: Hire a licensed contractor to install your new HVAC system to ensure proper installation and optimal performance.