Choosing a good HVAC system can be tough, especially if you’ve never done it before. The key factor to remember is that you want a system that works well for your living space. Choose something too small, and it’s going to do double the work. Choose something too large, and you’ll end up wasting money on your utilities with its constant stops and starts.
Once you have settled on the HVAC system you want, now you need someone to help you install it. That’s where Ambient Edge comes in! Give us a call today at 888-628-5890. We can confirm that the system you are looking at is right for your living space so you don’t have any regrets once we have installed it. We also offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all parts and labor in case you are unsatisfied for any reason.
Selecting the Right Furnace for Your Home
If your furnace is on the older side (15 to 20 years old), you should definitely consider upgrading to a newer model. Not only is a full breakdown inevitable at this point, but the models that are on the market today are more energy-efficient and less impacting on the environment. You can save money on your utilities as well when it doesn’t run as much and when it runs more cleanly.
Types of Air Handlers
The reason furnaces today run more efficiently than the furnaces of yesteryear boils down to one thing: their air handlers. There are three types of air handlers, and they are single-stage, two-stage, and variable speed air handlers.
You probably don’t want a single-state air handler and, in fact, this may be what you already have. Single-state air handlers run at max all the time. They know no other setting. You then end up throwing money down the drain on energy you’re wasting to keep the house at the same temperature at all times.
Two-stage air handlers run, as their name would imply, on two stages: low and high. This helps you save money because in most situations, the low setting is more than enough to maintain the temperature in your home. You only really need to use the high setting when you need a blast of hot air at once, like if you’re warming up your home after losing your heat.
Variable speed air handlers run at, well, varying speeds. You can get the most energy efficiency out of these furnaces because you can adjust the setting to the exact one you need to maintain the temperature in your living space at all times.
Our contractors at Ambient Edge can help you select the furnace that works best for your home.
Selecting the Right Air Conditioning Unit for Your Home
Choosing the right air conditioner is a little less complicated. Mainly, you want to select the most energy-efficient air conditioner for your home. To do this, you can check the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) on the model you are considering. The higher the number, the more efficient the model should be.
A high SEER can reduce your monthly utility bills by as much as 40%. Generally, you want to stick to a SEER higher than 16. You should also opt for a model that has a condenser with an all-aluminum evaporator coil. These kinds of coils are more resistant to corrosion or leaks than are their copper and steel cousins.
Some of our clients ask “How big does my AC unit need to be?” Here’s a tip: you don’t need to install central air conditioning in your home if the temperature where you live never really rises above 85 degrees Fahrenheit.
However, and this is important if you’re considering selling your home a central air conditioning unit can make the difference in whether you close the sale. This is because people rely on central air for more than just cooling their homes. Some people use it as an air filter, especially if someone in their family suffers from breathing issues. So unless you plan to sell your home within the next few years, you probably don’t need to invest in central air conditioning just yet.
Need a New HVAC System? Ambient Edge Can Help You Shop!
The biggest mistake people make when shopping for an HVAC system is that they choose a system that does not match the needs of their home. This leads to wasted energy and resources, and can cause the system to break down years before its time should be up.
With the decades of experience we have in this business, Ambient Edge can help you avoid this problem. Call us at888-628-5890 to schedule a free consultation. We will analyze your living space and help you decide on the HVAC system that best fits the needs of your home. Even if you decide you don’t want us to install it, we still want to help you save money, so call us today!