Choosing the Right HVAC System For Your Home [INFOGRAPHIC]
Posted on: January 30, 2015 | by: Will Housh
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!