Essential Points To Consider Before Buying A New HVAC System

February 25, 2021

Essential Points To Consider Before Buying A New HVAC System

Are you considering buying a new HVAC system? Purchasing a new HVAC system is a big investment, not only in terms of money but also in comfort. You must buy the right kind of HVAC unit to meet your demands during the summer and winter.

Buying an HVAC system for the first time can be an overwhelming process. Below, we mention some of the essential points you should consider before purchasing a new HVAC system.

Check The Heating And Cooling Capacity Of The System

Choose the right heating and cooling capacity suitable according to your area’s requirements, such as the rooms size, the height of the ceilings, and climate of the area.

An over-powered system will give out more heating resulting in a loss of energy and short cycling. If the HVAC system doesn’t deliver enough power, it will not heat your room properly.

The heating capacity is the amount of heat generated as an output. It is measured in BTU (British Thermal Unit). Most of the latest models have higher output BTU because they are more efficient in generating more heat. As a result, input BTU is less while output BTU is more. You must also check for cooling capacity. Its 1 ton is equal to 12,000 BTUs per hour.

What’s Your Budget?

Considering your budget before buying any HVAC system is crucial to determine the right type. It is best to survey a little before finalizing a particular HVAC system. Ask the sellers about sale and installation costs, if any.

Because installation requires different methods such as removing older HVAC systems, wiring, ductwork, and controls, it is best to ask your contractor about the installation fees.

Check The Noise Level

Many a time, it happens that people find their HVAC systems to be loud upon installing. Thus, it’s better to check in the shop before buying. A loud HVAC system will be inconvenient for you. The noise level is measured in decibels (dB). Look for a system that has a noise level under 60 dB.

Go For Energy-Efficiency

Check for the energy efficiency feature of the HVAC system. This feature can have a huge impact on your energy bills and carbon footprint. Check for different units such as SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) and AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency). An HVAC system with a SEER rating between 14-22 is better.

Check Annual Maintenance Program

Ask your contractor about the annual maintenance program offered on a particular type of HVAC. Such a program keeps your HVAC system in good condition for a long time. Some companies offer maintenance schedules along with a warranty.

Brand Doesn’t Matter, Product Quality Does

Many people are conscious of brand names. They want to buy only from renowned brands. However, brands can be deceiving and often sell poor quality products. Almost every manufacturer goes to the same manufacturer to buy machine parts. Thus, all of them are uniformly excellent.

Check Your Contractor’s Reputation

You must check the company’s reputation of which HVAC system you are planning to buy. People have different opinions about a brand and its products. Thus, you must research a brand across different social media platforms and read their Google reviews. Moreover, you can also ask your friends or family to recommend a shop for you to buy an HVAC.

Call Nor-Can Heating & Air

Nor-Can Heating & Air is an Edmonton-based company that offers professional services for air-conditioning and ventilation systems. If you require installation and maintenance service for your HVAC system, we can help. Contact us today for more information or visit our website.


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