Whether you’ve purchased a new home in Pine Mountain, Georgia, or you’ve lived in your current home for years, you can’t underestimate the importance of your HVAC system. Inevitably, you’ll need to replace your HVAC system at some point. As you plan for an HVAC upgrade, consider system type, energy efficiency, and thermostat compatibility when making your selection.
HVAC System Type
Ductless, packaged products, and geothermal heat pumps … the HVAC options available are many and varied. However, with some research and the help of our experienced Indoor Solutions service technicians, you can make a more informed choice.
When evaluating an HVAC system, think about your home’s size, the condition of its existing ductwork, the power source (electricity or fuel) you’ll need to operate the system, and your comfort needs. For example, if you own an older home and you’re uncertain about your duct work’s condition, a ductless mini-split offers a flexible solution to heating and cooling your home without connecting to existing duct work.
You’ve likely heard about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Energy Star program and may be familiar with the Energy Star label that you can find on appliances, air conditioners, and other devices. When evaluating HVAC systems, compare their Energy Star ratings. To qualify for an Energy Star label, these systems must have high-efficiency compressors, fan motors, and heat-transfer surfaces and exceed minimum federal standards for energy consumption.
Technological innovations in home automation have given us products that make managing our homes and lives easier. Smart thermostats are no exception. These thermostats allow you to make precise adjustments to the temperature inside your home all by using a mobile device with an internet connection. If you already have a smart thermostat or are planning to replace an older thermostat with a new model, you’ll want to be sure that your new HVAC system is compatible with your thermostat for efficient operation.
If you’re ready to upgrade your residential HVAC system, contact our Indoor Solutions service professionals. Call us today at 706-225-8241.
Image provided by Shutterstock