How to Choose the Right HVAC System for Your Home

Is it time to replace the HVAC system in your house? You have many factors, such as space and type of equipment to consider when purchasing an HVAC system for your house. Keep the following points in mind so that you can find the right system for your Lake Bluff, Illinois, home and enjoy the comfort your HVAC system has to offer.

Purchasing the Right Size

Many do not realize that an HVAC system can be too large or too small for their home. An oversized unit will make your system less efficient because the system will constantly cycle on and off. Conversely, a unit that is too small will constantly run as it tries to heat your house. This will result in an increase your electric bill, especially during the frigid Illinois winters. An HVAC contractor can help you to find the right size system for your home by calculating the heating load for your house.

Investing in the Right HVAC System

When you are selecting your air conditioning system, keep in mind that while the equipment may be expensive in the beginning, the investment will pay for itself over the years, especially with proper use and system maintenance. A quality system offers a longer operating life and more efficiency. You may risk paying more for constant repairs in a lower quality system. Look for systems that carry the Energy Star label.

Don’t Forget Other Components

The furnace or air conditioner is not the only component of your heating and cooling system. The air handling system is also an important factor. Make sure the air handler system operates with the same capacity and efficiency as the rest of your HVAC system. When all the components are equally matched, you will enjoy a system that not only runs smoother but also saves you money over the life of the system.

To learn about other important considerations you should keep in mind when you’re looking for a new HVAC system, contact Carefree Comfort, Inc. at 847-388-0115, and a qualified service professional will be happy to help you.

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