In the Market for a New HVAC System?

Unlock Success With These 8 Essential Tips

Ordering a new HVAC system is an expensive, but necessary task at times. You always want to make sure you are doing the right thing, and if you haven’t established a trusting relationship with an HVAC company like Greer’s, then you’re just never sure what you are dealing with.

Below are several major tips that can help you make the right choice. We have written individual blogs about most of the topics, which we have linked to in the paragraphs so you are able to dive deeper into the topic.

  1. Ensure the new HVAC system is appropriately sized for your home’s load. An oversized system can be as bad as an undersized system. Oversized can lead to inefficiencies, while an undersized won’t provide sufficient comfort. Again, a professional can help determine the right size.
  2. Consider zoning your home if you have multiple floors or rooms with varying temperature needs, for instance, the hot afternoon sun may create more heat in one area of the home. Properly designed and sealed ductwork is crucial for efficient airflow and temperature distribution also. Duct leaks cause higher electric bills and a loss in airflow.
  3. Definitely go for a programmable or smart thermostat to regulate your HVAC system. This can keep your heating and air temperatures regulated based on your schedule, which can lead to energy savings.
  4. Look for systems with solid guarantees. Understand what is covered and for how long, for the unit itself, any associated parts, and labor.
  5. Check if there are any rebates, incentives, or tax credits available for installing certain energy-efficient systems. You never know what is out there, but your HVAC company should. Don’t hesitate to ask.
  6. Always hire a licensed and experienced HVAC professional to install the system. Improper installation can lead to inefficiencies and even safety hazards.
  7. Look for systems with high energy efficiency ratings. For cooling, check the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating, and for heating, check the Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF) rating. ENERGY STAR-certified systems are a good starting point. There are specific federal mandates that systems sold now must match. 
  8. Regular maintenance is essential for keeping your HVAC system operating efficiently. New or old, your systems should receive maintenance a minimum of once a year. We here at Greer’s prefer twice a year – spring and fall. That way your system is ready for the upcoming season. But, always check the manufacturer’s recommendations for maintenance frequency and tasks.

These are major items to be aware of when needing a new HVAC system installed. We are here to help and answer any questions you may have, and we never try to upsell. If we can repair your current system, we will definitely do that. We always let you know your options.