Choosing the Right HVAC System For Your Home [INFOGRAPHIC]
We know that buying heating and air conditioning systems is intimidating. It can be confusing due to the different rating systems and purchasing options. It might also be difficult to choose a contractor or know what questions to ask before buying.
That’s why we’ve compiled the infographic below to serve as a guide to help you find the best HVAC system for your home. It details the different HVAC rating systems — AFUE, SEER, and HSPF — cost considerations (including choosing a contractor), and purchasing options, so you can rest easy you’re making the right choice in your new unit.
Some points of note include:
- The higher the efficiency rating of your system (SEER), the less energy it will consume
- The higher the HSPF rating, the more efficient and cost effective your heat pump will be to run
- Heating accounts for 35-50% of annual energy bills in colder parts of the country
What other things should homeowners consider when purchasing an HVAC unit? Share in the comments below!