HVAC System Buying Guide

How to choose the best HVAC system for your home or business. Get actionable insights about HVAC systems. Learn about the types of systems and the different options. Then use these insights to make the best decision when purchasing.

3 Steps to a successful HVAC purchase

1. Learn

Learn about the types of HVAC systems, their pros and cons, and how each component plays a vital role in your purchase decision. We provide that information for free in the new HVAC buying guide.

2. Evaluate

Connect with local HVAC pros and confidently get bids knowing what you want ahead of time. We can help compare quotes so you can understand what you are getting. Our free HVAC advice will help you along the way.

3. Get it done right

Move forward with the project, knowing you made an informed decision and have your interests in mind. Our free HVAC guide and information is perfect for beginners or first-time buyers and experts alike.

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Types of systems

HVAC comes in many forms. Central systems, mini-split systems, and packaged units are the tip of the iceberg.

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Zoning

Zoning is a great way save energy when heating and cooling your home. Zoning done right can maximize your investment.

Energy Source

The energy source used to cool or heat a home can significantly affect energy consumption and your wallet. 

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Fan speeds

Fan speeds can affect the total home comfort and energy consumption. Correctly matching up systems will maximize benefits.

Ducting

In ducted systems, ducting is essential for optimal system performance. Antimicrobial options and high insulation values are things to consider.

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Heating Stages

Total home comfort and energy efficiency are considered when deciding how many heating stages you opt for in a new heating system.

Cooling Stages

Total home comfort and energy efficiency are considered when deciding how many cooling stages a system should have.

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Energy Efficiency

AFUE, SEER, and HSPF are three efficiency ratings given to HVAC systems. They measure a system's effectiveness by type and season.

System Size

Properly sizing an HVAC system is essential. An HVAC system that is too small won't be able to cool or heat your home properly and systems too big will cause it to cycle often.

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Ventilation

Ventilation is often overlooked when purchasing a new HVAC system; however, it plays an important factor in indoor air quality. Frequent fresh air exchanges are recommended for good indoor air quality. Learn more about ventilation here.

Indoor Air Quality

The type of HVAC system you have can affect the overall indoor air quality solutions you can choose from. And with the rising amount of time we spend indoors, ensuring the air you breath is clean is essential. Learn more about IAQ.

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Accessories

Simple add-on accessories can protect your HVAC equipment and home and ensure your system will work when needed.

 
 

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Make purchase decisions with confidence

Get actionable insights about HVAC systems. Learn about the types of systems and the different options. Then use these insights to make the best decision when purchasing a system.

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