There is a lot that goes into purchasing a new HVAC unit – from contracting to financing to choosing your unit, Chenal Heating & Air is here to give you the knowledge and tips to help you through the process:
Pay Attention to SEER Values
SEER stands for “Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio”, and is an objective way to evaluate the efficiency of an air conditioning unit. Basically, the SEER value for an air conditioning unit can be compared with miles per gallon on your car. While some contractors will try to sell you on super-high SEER values (which usually comes with an increase in $$$), a SEER value of 14 or 16 is recognized by most reputable contractors as the ideal levels.
Read Contractor Reviews
Most of the time when consumers buy HVAC units, it is facilitated by the contractor who will be installing the unit. Before spending your hard-earned money on a new unit and installation costs, make sure you read reviews on sites like Google My Business, Better Business Bureau and check out the reviews on the company’s Facebook page.
When It Comes to HVAC Units…Size Does Matter
Your central HVAC system needs to be large enough to cool down your entire home, but not so large that it wastes energy. A unit that is too large will cycle on and off frequently, using up electricity and decreasing energy efficiency. If it is too small, it cannot cool your whole house on warm days. An HVAC contractor can help you determine the appropriate size model for your home.
Check your Warranty
A new HVAC unit should have a warranty of at least ten or more years, and that warranty should cover parts. Make sure to check with your contractor to verify the length of the warranty on your new HVAC unit.
Here at Chenal Heating & Air, we stand by the belief that comfortable homes create comfortable people. You can depend on our team to answer your questions and make sure you have the information you need to make the smartest purchase for your specific HVAC needs. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you through the buying process.