Residential HVAC System Buyer's Guide for California
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Residential HVAC System Buyer’s Guide

residential hvac systemsNot surprisingly, home HVAC units consume nearly 44% of the electricity produced in the United States each year Keeping the inside of your home in Sonoma County and the greater Bay Area at the right temperature is no easy task.

If your existing HVAC unit is struggling to keep up with demand, it may be time to replace it.

With all of the new HVAC units in the market today, selecting the right one can be challenging. Before you choose a new HVAC system, you need to consider all available options.

The following are some of the considerations you should make before buying a new HVAC unit for your home.

Make Sure the New HVAC System is Energy-Efficient

Saving money is something most homeowners are very passionate about. If you have an old and outdated HVAC unit, it will consume a lot of energy. This means your monthly electricity bills will start to increase.

When you start to look at new HVAC units, be sure to find out more about the energy-efficient benefits they provide. There are many different rating methods used to inform California consumers about an HVAC unit’s efficiency. If you are confused about what these ratings mean, consulting with an HVAC professional is a good idea.

An experienced residential HVAC company will have no problem helping you figure out which unit meets your needs. Once the new unit has been selected, they can install it quickly and correctly the first time.

The New HVAC Should Match the Size of Your Home

Before you go out to look at the HVAC units at your disposal, make a list of features you are looking for. One of the main things that need to be at the top of your list is a unit that fits the size and demands of your home. Getting an HVAC unit that is too small for your home can be problematic.

Smaller HVAC units will be overworked on a consistent basis. This means the chance of the smaller unit breaking down will increase substantially.

Getting a unit that is too large for your home can make it less efficient. This is why consulting with professional HVAC installers to choose the right size HVAC unit is so important.

Get Familiar With the HVAC Warranty

Another important factor to consider before choosing a new HVAC unit is the warranty being provided. Each HVAC manufacturer is different when it comes to the warranty they offer.

While you need to set a budget for a new HVAC purchase, you shouldn’t let price be the deciding factor. If you have to pay a bit more for a unit with a good warranty, it will be worth it. The better the warranty is, the easier it will be to get the unit repaired quickly and affordably.

The Right Unit is Out There

The time and effort you put into finding a new HVAC system will be worth it. Allowing professionals like Peterson Mechanical with 100+ years of experience to help you make this important decision, is a good idea for your family’s longterm comfort.

Are you trying to get a new HVAC unit installed? If so, be sure to contact us to find out how we can help.

We also offer heating and air conditioning maintenance to help keep your HVAC system always running at its best.