If your home is in need of a new HVAC system, we understand that there are a lot of options out there and you might need some advice on which one is best for you. Choosing a new HVAC system means that you’ll need to make several decisions: you’ll need to determine budget, figure out what size of a system you need, and what features will need to be included. Working with our team of HVAC professionals will help you get the information you need from the get-go.
What type of HVAC systems are there?
The most common type of HVAC systems across America are forced-air systems. These systems use ductwork to supply conditioned air to the home and the return airflow is cooled or heated by the system itself. Users determine the temperature they want and the cycle continues until that temperature is reached. Popular systems include:
Furnace: Most often, furnaces will use natural gas to heat the home. Sometimes, furnaces can use oil or propane as an energy source.
Air conditioner: Central air conditioning units are most often used in conjunction with furnaces to make the home cool. These systems use an evaporator coil and blower.
Heat pumps: Heat pump systems are very popular because they are affordable and can provide both heating and cooling options for homeowners in one system.
The initial cost of the system is a big factor for most homeowners looking to add or replace an HVAC system. But, if you look at efficiency ratings, those can also be a big part of the decision making process. Look at the efficiency ratings on each machine, as this can help you estimate the lifetime costs in regards to energy usage, repairs and maintenance, in addition to the initial purchase and installation cost. The higher the rating number for Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF) and Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER), the greater energy and efficiency savings you’ll have.
How do you know which system is right for your space?
Our experienced team at Hybrid Heating & Cooling is excited to help you in choosing a new HVAC system. Our goal is to not only educate customers about the various systems, but provide options that are well within budget and will fit the specific needs of your home. Contact us today for an estimate!