4 Things to Consider When Buying a New HVAC System
Is your HVAC system inefficient, old, and in need of repair? This could very well mean it is time for a
replacement. Why spend a large sum of money on costly repairs? When you replace your HVAC system
it can lower your energy bills and will help reduce energy costs the long run.
Buying a new Broomfield HVAC system does not need to be a difficult task.
Here are four topics to consider when buying a new HVAC system. Understanding what type of system,
your budget, the size of HVAC system, and an HVAC systems SEER rating will make the buying a process
Type of system
When shopping for a new Broomfield HVAC system, the first thing you need to do is to determine what type of
system is needed. HVAC systems are available in four different types. The two most common types of
systems are called split and packaged systems.
Split systems are the most common type of HVAC system found in a majority of homes across the
country. Split systems are ideal for homes with a lot of space. They utilize a condensing unit, a furnace,
and a coil. They run economically and efficiently. Split systems require accessibility in the crawlspace,
the attic and basement. These are the three areas utilized to house an HVAC system.
Alternatively, packaged systems are ideal for homes and offices without adequate HVAC system space.
Most packaged systems include an air-conditioner/heat pump combination, thermostat, fan coil, and
evaporator. Package system components are most often housed in a closet.
Before purchasing a new HVAC unit, make sure that you determine your budget and purchase a system
that meets your needs. Buying a new HVAC system is a major expense. It is best to shop around until
you find the right HVAC system within the price range of your budget.
Ask for sales and installation quotes and compare the cost to your budget. Do not focus on the price
when considering all your options. Choose an HVAC company that will provide the best product and
service at the right price.
Installing the appropriate size air conditioner, furnace, or complete HVAC system will provide consistent
If the system is over-sized for your home, it will heat or cool your home too quickly. The system will
then shut off once it reaches the desired temperature only to turn back up again after a few minutes.
This will lead to an excessive amount of premature wear and tear. If the system is too small, it will not
expend enough energy and will operate longer than needed. The end result will be a high energy bill.
This may also cause the system to overheat and burnout sooner than expected.
The Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) is an energy rating system developed by the United States
government. It is a metric used to measure how much cooling power a system generates for each unit of energy it consumes. The SEER rating will tell you how efficiently your HVAC unit will run. Research
HVAC systems with a SEER ratings of 13 or higher. HVAC systems with a high SEER rating perform with
more energy efficiency and will outlast HVAC systems with lower SEER ratings.