What to Consider Before Buying a New HVAC Unit

What to Consider Before Buying a New HVAC Unit

HVAC systems typically last around 10 years before they start to truly lose efficiency and have problems that require more than a typical repair. If your unit has seen a fair share of birthdays and it's time for you to replace your system, you're likely going to do a lot of research before you make a final decision.

 

When you're buying a new HVAC unit, there are several things to consider in order to ensure you're getting the right one for your home and needs.

Think About Size

Size is everything when it comes to your HVAC unit. A unit that is too small won't be able to properly meet your needs and will work much harder in an attempt to do so, using way more energy than necessary. A unit that is too large for your home will unnecessarily use energy cooling a space that is much smaller than it should be.

For this reason, it's essential to speak to a trained HVAC technician so they can properly size your home and pair it with an HVAC system that is the proper fit.

Look at SEER Ratings

A SEER rating is essentially a number that tells you how efficient an HVAC unit is. The higher the SEER rating, the more efficient the unit will be in your home. If you're looking for top efficiency, which most people are, you should consider getting a unit that has a high SEER rating.

Consider Noises Levels

While more modern HVAC units typically operate relatively quietly, you want to ask your HVAC technician the decibel at which your new unit may run. Anything above 60 decibels may cause too much noise in your home so you should steer clear of units like these.

 

When you're ready to replace your current HVAC system with a newer, modern unit, look no further than the HVAC experts at Lancaster PHCE. Our technicians perform over 100 hours of training each year, so they are ready to provide the proper guidance and expertise needed to find you the perfect unit to meet your needs. Contact us today to schedule a service.


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