Choosing the Right HVAC System for Your Home
Selecting the correct size and type of HVAC system can make a big difference in your energy bills. It can also greatly improve your indoor comfort all year long. To learn more about how to choose the right HVAC system for your home, read this article.
Avoid Oversize Systems
Many people assume that the larger the air conditioner unit, the more cooling power it will have. But this is not true—excess capacity causes an HVAC system to cycle on and off frequently, which wears out the components and results in inefficiency. Ask your HVAC contractor to evaluate your home to determine the appropriate HVAC system size.
Invest in Quality
Skimping on an HVAC unit may seem like a good idea initially, but after a few years when the unit requires repairs and eventually breaks down, you’ll probably wish you had bought a better one instead. Buy a durable HVAC unit with a long warranty for the best value, efficiency, and reliability.
Purchase an HVAC system that your local HVAC contractors know how to service. Modern HVAC systems require an occasional checkup by HVAC contractors who are familiar with the design, installation, and other characteristics of your HVAC unit.
Air Conditioning Efficiency
Air conditioner efficiency is specified as a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) number. The higher the SEER, the more efficient and expensive the unit will be. The current minimum allowed by law is 13 SEER. We recommend 15 SEER for a good balance between efficiency and price.
Furnaces are single-stage, two-stage, or modulating. Single-stage units are fairly inefficient, as they only have one setting: on. Two-stage furnaces have two settings: high and low. They are more efficient and keep the air temperature more consistent. Modulating furnaces are fairly new, but they have highly adjustable settings, which results in greater comfort and efficiency.
For professional consultation and HVAC installation services , call the HVAC experts at Estes Heating & Air Conditioning at (404) 361-6560. Visit our website to learn more about the residential and commercial services we have been offering Atlanta since 1949.