Questions to Ask When Buying a New HVAC Unit

It’s a given that you need to do your research before buying new HVAC equipment. Doing a bit of research can help you maximize your return on investment. In addition to researching energy-efficiency features that can help reduce your heating and cooling costs, it’s important to take care of your home’s needs. 

To help you get started, McMaster, your trusted heating and air contractor, shares some of the questions you should ask yourself here: 

How Much Capacity Does Your New HVAC System Need? 

Regardless of how energy-efficient your new HVAC system is, a large amount of electricity will be wasted if it has more cooling capacity than necessary. However, if your new HVAC system’s capacity is too small, it’ll need to consume more electricity to keep temperatures at a comfortable level. Not to mention, it’ll take longer for your new HVAC system to cool your home. 

How do you figure out how much capacity your HVAC system needs? Your home’s square footage can give you a clue. However, it’s just one of several factors you need to take into account. That’s why it’s best to consult an air conditioning or HVAC technician. 

Do You Have Pets at Home? Does Anyone in Your Home Have Asthma or Allergies? 

If the answer is yes, you might need an HVAC system that has stronger air filtration capabilities. That’s because pet dander can cause allergies to flare up. 

Are There Any Brands You Prefer? 

National brands can offer new features at a lower price point than smaller competitors, so they offer more value for your money. Here’s a tip: If you prefer a particular brand, it’d be a good idea to look for factory-authorized dealers. Factory-certified contractors have undergone additional training on the installation of a certain range of products. As such, if you’re working with one, you can rest easy knowing your new HVAC system will be installed properly. 

McMaster, a Carrier® factory-authorized dealer, has been providing professional heating and air conditioning services to local residents since 1996. To get a free estimate on an HVAC replacement, call us at (949) 481-7995 or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Irvine and Orange County, CA, as well as the surrounding communities.

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