If your existing HVAC system has been in your home for some time now, chances are that its performance isn’t as efficient as it used to be. Installing a new system is a pretty straightforward task, but it’s important that you get it right from the start to avoid encountering problems in the future.
Green Air Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc., your local HVAC and solar panel company, shares important things to consider when installing a new HVAC system.
Choose the Right Size
When it comes to HVAC systems, bigger isn’t always better. More often than not, a unit that’s too large spends most of its time idle; not only is this inefficient, it can increase the humidity in your room and negatively affect your home’s comfort levels.
Similarly, an HVAC system that’s too small has a harder time cooling and heating your spaces, which leads to higher energy consumption in the long run. As with solar panels, your new HVAC system should be the right size for your home’s needs. Packaged systems are ideal for smaller houses while split units are more efficient at cooling individual rooms in a larger house.
Disposable or Reusable Filters?
You also want to consider if you want to stick with reusable filters or disposable ones. The choice is between spending time and money cleaning filters or spending money for a replacement. For thermostats, programmable devices are better though certain HVAC systems are incompatible with them. Take time to weigh your options so that you pick the right one according to your needs.
Work with an Experienced Installer
Finally, you should work with a certified and professional company to install your new HVAC system. While it’s fine to do it on your own, these contractors have years of experience under their belt and know exactly how to avoid common installation mistakes. These mistakes may seem harmless, but they may end up costing you more in the end!
At Green Air Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc., we’re experts at installing HVAC systems – from small units to industrial units. We also offer solar installation services. Get in touch with us at (925) 62-SOLAR to learn more. We are a solar panel company serving homeowners throughout Oakland, CA, and other parts of California.