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Buying a New HVAC: Aspects to Consider

Do you think that your HVAC system is on its way out? If your system has been breaking down often and its efficiency has drastically decreased, it is time to start thinking about a replacement. 

When it comes to replacing your HVAC system, there are many factors to think about. Making sure you get the right system for your Worcester home can seem overwhelming. Fear not, though, because the professionals at Worcester HVAC in Montgomery County are here to help. Check out the tips below, then contact us with any other questions you have. 

Type

When it comes to warming and cooling your home, you have multiple options. There are forces air systems, split systems, heat pumps, packaged systems, and more. Each type has both pros and cons. Some are more efficient than others, some are more affordable, and others are a balance of the two. When choosing what type of HVAC system is right for you, consider the other factors on this list. Figuring out what aspects are most important to you will help you determine what type of HVAC system is best for you. 

Size 

When it comes to HVAC systems, size is important. If your system is too small it will have to run for a long time and eventually get worn out. It can break down and you will have to get another new system before you expected to. If your HVAC system is too large, it will short cycle and not remove as much humidity from the air. Short cycling can also cause your utility bills to rise as HVAC systems use more energy when starting up. 

Efficiency

When you are comparing HVAC systems one of your priorities should be efficiency. The more efficient your HVAC system is, the more money you will save over time. HVAC efficiency is measured using the SEER Rating or Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating. In general, a higher SEER often means more comfort. However, when determining the right SEER for your home, you should contact a professional HVAC contractor like Worcester HVAC for help.  

Price

Price is generally every homeowner’s first concern. You want to keep your family as comfortable as possible, but you don’t want to break the bank either. HVAC systems are one of the largest home investments you will make. Therefore, it is important to make the right choice. 

When it comes to HVAC systems, generally you have a choice between paying more upfront and saving more overtime or paying less upfront but paying more in increments over time. With so many options, the task can seem daunting. The best way to make sure you make the right choice is to set a budget, then call on Worcester HVAC. 

Features

Once you have a budget, know what type of system you want, and what size, you can then choose which details are most important to you. For instance, you can choose a quiet system, a packaged system, fuel sources, and more. You can also look into other systems that make using your HVAC system move convenient than ever. Programmable thermostats and home zoning are two popular options. Talk to a Worcester HVAC technician to learn more. 

Brand

If you are going to invest in an HVAC system, you are going to want a quality one. You want something that is durable and reliable, so it will keep your family comfortable all year round. The best way to ensure you get a quality system is to figure out what brands are popular. You can talk to friends and neighbors, look online, or talk to the professionals at Worcester HVAC. Our preferred brands are Trane and Mitsubishi Electric. The more research you do, the more knowledge you have to make the right decision. 

Who Will Install It

Finally, you need to figure out who will install your new HVAC system. Installation is a very important process. If your system isn’t hooked up properly, it can cost you in efficiency and need repairs faster. With this in mind, it is important to choose your HVAC contractor wisely. Worcester HVAC has been servicing HVAC systems since 2005 and has earned Trane Comfort Specialist status.

If you would like to discuss installation you can contact us through our website here: https://myhvacteam.com/contact-us/. You can also call Worcester HVAC at 610-287-HEAT. We will help you make sure your family gets the right system for your Montgomery County home.