New HVAC System Buying Guide
Before purchasing a new HVAC system it’s important to consider the efficiency, type, size, ratings, price, and fit of each system to your needs.
We know that buying a new HVAC system can be a huge investment, so we’d like to make the process as easy as possible by providing you with all the info you need before you make the decision. Whether you’re in need of a new furnace for the winter season, or a new AC for those hot summer days, our buying guide is here to help you.
Here are the essential things to consider before buying a new HVAC system:
Correctly sizing your new HVAC system
It’s crucial that you choose an HVAC system that’s the right size for your home. The best way to find out what size of air conditioner or furnace you need is to call a licensed HVAC professional.
An oversized or undersized furnace or AC can lead to a number of problems, such as:
- Less efficient operation due to having too much heating and cooling capacity. The furnace or AC will be consuming more energy to heat/cool air for less space. The system will also constantly stop and start, causing the equipment to wear down at an accelerated rate.
- You’ll be sacrificing your comfort because your HVAC system provides inadequate heating or cooling for the size of your home.
The equipment’s SEER or AFUE rating (or other ratings)
Buying an HVAC system with better ratings will allow you to save money every month on your utility bill while also doing your part in helping the environment and lowering your carbon footprint. SEER, AFUE, HSPF, and EER are different rating systems which indicate how energy efficient an HVAC system is. As a general rule of thumb, the higher the rating, the more efficient the system.
Furnaces in the 90 to 98 percent AFUE range are considered high efficiency models and are Energy Star certified. Having an Energy Star certified furnace in your home allows you to take advantage of tax and rebate benefits which were created to give incentive to consumers to help the environment. All furnace manufacturers have a range of high efficiency furnaces in their product line which gives you plenty to choose from.
A SEER rating indicates the efficiency of an air conditioner. SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating. When choosing a new central air conditioning, look for one with a SEER rating of 15 or above. The higher the SEER rating, the more money you save on wasted energy.
Take long term cost into consideration
The sticker price of a furnace or AC is not necessarily the true cost of the unit, which is why we often advise homeowners to not simply choose the cheapest option. The true cost of an HVAC system can really only be seen once the unit has stopped working.
What we’re trying to say is that a less expensive unit can often end up being very costly by the end of its life. Cheaper units often require more repairs, are less efficient, and reach the end of their life sooner.
This is why we emphasize on choosing a high efficiency HVAC unit. New high efficiency units are built to last and will save you money in the long term.
Upgrading to a smart thermostat
A smart thermostat is a great companion to your home’s brand new heating and cooling system. A programmable smart thermostat will allow you to remotely set the temperature and times your AC and furnace will run at. These devices can be controlled through your smartphone, meaning that you have control over your HVAC system even when you’re not at home.
A programmable thermostat will allow your air conditioner and furnace to last longer and operate more efficiently.
Upfront purchase isn’t the only option
It’s not within every homeowners budget to spend thousands upfront on a new HVAC system, but luckily there are other payment options to consider.
Rent to Own Program – the rent to own program includes free installation with no upfront equipment or installation costs, only one low monthly payment, and 24/7 furnace and AC maintenance and protection with free equipment replacement in the event that it cannot be replaced.
Flexible Financing – Finance your HVAC system for as little as $1 a day. Flexible financing options can be tailored to fit your financial needs.
Upfront Purchase -Purchase your furnace or air conditioner upfront and receive a 10 year manufacturer warranty. Select models will also include a lifetime warranty on the heat exchanger and compressor.
If you have any further questions regarding upgrading to a new HVAC system, don’t hesitate to contact us at any time. Our highly trained and experienced technicians are more than prepared to assist you with any of your furnace or air conditioner problems. A new furnace or AC installation is simpler and less expensive than you may think.. DeMark Home Ontario provides renting, purchasing and financing options that are tailored to fit the needs and budgets of any homeowner. We provide efficient and quick HVAC replacement done by our team of trained and certified professionals. Give us a call at 1 (855) 998-2998 or fill out our online request form and we will be happy to assist you with your request.