If your HVAC system is no longer as effective as it once was, it may be time to replace it.
Of course, finding the right HVAC system for you can seem complicated.
Luckily, there are many features that you can use to help identify the perfect system for you.
If you would like to know more about HVAC systems, check out these four factors to consider when buying a new one.
1. The Size of the System
This is incredibly important because incorrectly sized systems pose several problems.
First, if the system is too big, it will wear down faster.
This is because the system is too effective at heating and cooling the home, so the system cycles on and off more often.
As a result, you may need more frequent repairs, and the system may need to be replaced early.
Naturally, if the system is too small, it will not be effective enough to properly cool and heat your home.
In some cases, you can fix the problem by changing the temperature (which wastes more energy and money), but some systems may
be too small to ever reach your desired temperature.
2. The Humidifier and Dehumidifier Features
Air naturally contains some moisture, and this moisture keeps the air comfortable without causing complications,
such as wood damage, mold growth, and overheating.
For this reason, many people choose an HVAC system with a humidifier or dehumidifier.
If your home has too much humidity, you may notice moisture on walls, mold growth, damaged wood, and unpleasant
odors. If your home’s air is too dry, most of the symptoms will affect you directly, causing dry skin, dry eyes, and
3. The Energy Efficiency Ratings
Thanks to advancements in technology, energy-efficient HVAC systems are becoming more and more common. When you are
looking for an energy-efficient system, you should consider the SEER, EER, and HSPF ratings.
The SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) rating measures how efficient the system is at cooling by comparing how
much energy the system uses to how much cooling power the system generates. Ideally, you will need a SEER rating of at
The EER (energy efficiency ratio) is similar to SEER, but it only measures efficiency when it is particularly hot outside. Last, the HSPF (heating seasonal performance factor) is the opposite of the SEER rating because it compares
how much energy the system uses to heat the home to how much heating power the system generates.
4. The Zoned Heating and Cooling Features
Zoned heating and cooling is an amazing feature that gives you better control over heating and cooling your home.
Dampers are used to block the heated or cooled air to certain parts of the house, such as unused bedrooms or an unused
As a result, you use less energy by only heating or cooling the rooms being used. Unlike when you
close vents with a regular HVAC system to try and create zoned heating, these dampers do not put extra strain on the
With the right HVAC system, you can heat and cool your home more efficiently, which allows you to recoup some of
your investment each month.
If you would like to know more about HVAC systems and their features, or if you are ready for a quote, contact our experienced team at Chrismon Heating & Cooling today.
We are ready to help fulfill all your HVAC needs, so do not be afraid to ask any questions or address any concerns you
have. We look forward to hearing from you and speaking to you soon.
Let us know how we can help you!