Shopping for a new HVAC unit is a big deal and will likely have long-term consequences for you and your family. Since it’s a big-ticket item, you’ll want to take your time and avoid jumping the gun when choosing which heating and cooling system offers the best bang for your buck. Here are three tips to simplify your shopping experience.

Know What Rating Methods to Look for

If it’s your first time shopping for an HVAC unit, one of the things you’ll stumble upon is the different rating methods that grade the energy efficiency of a unit. Obviously, a unit with better energy ratings mean lower operational costs over time. SEER, EER, and AFUE are some of the rating methods that you’ll find on the sticker label. As a general rule of thumb, the higher the number, the more efficient the furnace or AC unit is.

Know What Size System to Look for

Cooling or heating capacity is dependent on the size of the HVAC system. But getting the highest-capacity heater or air conditioner is not always the right call. It also depends on the amount of space you’re looking to use the HVAC unit on. Getting too big of an HVAC unit to condition air for a small space, such as a studio apartment, equates to operational inefficiency and accelerated wear and tear of parts since the unit will constantly start and stop. Too small of a unit means your home won’t get cool or warm enough for you to be comfortable.

Consult an Expert

The easiest way to figure out what size HVAC system to go for, what brands to trust, and how to install a new furnace or air conditioner properly is by working with an experienced and insured HVAC technician, like Moyer’s Heating & Cooling Inc..

Moyer’s Heating & Cooling Inc. has been helping households and businesses in Prescott Valley, AZ, for more than two decades now. We provide heating and cooling services, including installation, repair, replacement, and yearly maintenance contracts to maximize your HVAC unit’s lifespan. Give us a call today to learn more about our products and services!

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