Which HVAC System Is Right for My Home?
Replacing your air conditioning system is a big decision. After all, there are a wide range of home cooling systems to choose from. And because a new HVAC system is a big investment that can impact your budget and home life for years to come, you understandably want to make the best decision possible. By focusing on these important points, you can make a thoughtful, informed decision about which cooling system to purchase.
When looking for a new HVAC system, it’s important to pay attention to the SEER rating. “SEER” is short for “Season Energy Efficiency Ratio” and is essentially a representation of how efficient a HVAC system is. There are requirements in place which dictate that all newer air conditioning systems must have at least a SEER rating of 13, but some may have a rating as high as 23. The higher the rating, the more energy efficient the model is, and a rating of 13 should be viewed as a minimum for buyers.
The Size of Your Home
Another distinguishing characteristic between different makes and models is the BTU rating. The BTU rating relates to the power of the unit and its ability to cool a certain size of space. You can determine the square footage in your home that you need the unit to cool, and you can use a BTU chart online to determine the BTU rating that is right for your home.
The Cost of the Unit
A final point to consider is the cost of the unit. The BTU rating and SEER rating will play major roles in the cost, but other factors will influence cost as well. For example, the filtration capabilities of the system, intelligent features and even the warranty provided by the manufacturer will all influence the total cost of the unit. Although an air conditioning system with a hefty price tag may seem intimidating at first, a high quality HVAC system will likely garner greater energy savings than a cheaper AC, which may pay for itself in the long run!
Find the Right HVAC System for Your Home
It can be challenging to determine which air conditioning system is best for your home, but the HVAC professionals at Sea Coast Air Conditioning can help. Give us a call today if you’d like to discuss your home comfort options, or schedule an appointment online.