Is your home’s HVAC comfort system on its last legs? If so, you may be ready to invest in a new unit. However, before you dive in and make this purchase, remember, you are going to be living it for the next 20 years.
In addition to ensuring you buy the right comfort system for your home, it’s also necessary to consider if your home is ready for the new system. This may seem like an odd request but think about it – why are you going to install a new home comfort system in a home that won’t be able to take advantage of all it offers.
Some of the things to consider before buying a new HVAC system for your home include:
- Is your home efficient?
- Are there leaky doors or windows?
- Is there air infiltrating around your recessed lights?
- Are there humidity issues?
- Duct problems?
- Are there any air supply or return problems?
Chances are, you already know the reason and/or causes of many of the issues in your home. For example, your house may be older and have minimal insulation. Or, you have a duct system designed to only handle heat, or a gravity-fed heating system.
The issue may also be that you have a rock foundation that wicks moisture. There’s an endless list of the issues that could be present with the home.
It’s a good idea to create a list of these problems so you can discuss them with an energy consultant. If you have problems that have been corrected or have invested in energy saving upgrades, or if you have plans to make improvements, the time for you to review the impact to your home’s comfort system is before you make a purchase.
Is Your Home Really Ready for a New HVAC System?
You have to consider carefully if your home is really ready for a new system. Consider the example below.
A technician walked into a home and could easily see into the backyard through a rather large section of wall that collapsed into the back yard. When they looked in the basement, there was two feet of standing water.
At this point, the technician had to explain to the homeowner their home was not ready for the installation of this unit. This example clearly illustrates why it is so important to review the condition of the home before reaching out to a HVAC professional.
Call the Pros When Your Ready
If you are confident it is time to install a new HVAC comfort system, it’s a good idea to contact the professionals. They can help evaluate your home comfort needs and help you select the proper size and type of HVAC equipment. By reaching out to the professionals, you can feel confident you aren’t purchasing a unit that is too big or too small for the home and that it is going to be able to operate efficiently, keeping you and your family comfortable throughout the year.
Are you looking for a new HVAC comfort system in Kansas City? Contact the pros at Beebe HVAC today!