Spring is a time many homeowners decide whether it's time to replace their old central air conditioner, or repair their existing AC and hope that it makes it through another summer. Here are a few things to consider when it comes to purchasing a new central heating and cooling system.
1. Reliability - A furnace and air conditioner are major investments. Do your research and go with a proven brand with a proven track record and you'll reduce the chances of having problems down the road.
2. Efficiency - By choosing an EnergyStar® rated system you can save you up to 30% on your annual heating and cooling costs. Check the unit's EnergyStar label, or check the manufacturer's website to find out detail how much the system will cost to operate annually.
3. Professional Installation - The most important day in the life of your central heating and cooling system is the day it's installed. Proper sizing and correct installation are very important. Choose a heating and cooling contractor with experience and one that stands behind their work, today and down the road.
4. Air Quality - To reduce indoor pollution consider having a whole house air cleaner installed with your furnace or air handler. You'll can have peace of mind knowing your new system is cleaning the air far better than a furnace filter alone. If low humidity is a problem during the winter months, consider a humidifier. Today's humidifiers work with thermostats to provide precise control over the moisture levels in the home.
Have questions about which heating or air conditioning system is right for your home? Call M/R Plumbing, we can help answer all your questions.