You may wonder – does efficiency really matter when it comes to your HVAC system? The short answer is “no.” That’s right – no!
People are often confusing efficiency with capacity/size/BTUs (or something similar). However, efficiency doesn’t refer to more horsepower, it only refers to energy savings.
If you want to save money, help the environment, and use less energy – then yes, efficiency matters. However, it does not have any impact when it comes to making your home more comfortable.
When it comes to home comfort, the properties you need to review include efficiency, along with quality, capacity, and capability, along with the precision of the equipment you are considering buying.
The Impact of HVAC System Brand
Now, you may wonder if the brand of the HVAC system you purchase matters. To the question of – does equipment matter – the answer is yes, it does. If you are looking at a less expensive, builders’ grade, single stage unit, the difference isn’t much.
However, if you want to solve a problem, improve your comfort, increase your capabilities and precision, the differences become much greater and more defined.
For an example, take a look at Lennox. Lennox industries is known for manufacturing the most precise, quietest, and efficient units in the residential categories. There are three categories total:
- Single stage equipment
- Two stage equipment
- Fully modulating (Lennox units provide 65 stages of heating and cooling)
You may wonder what category you should be considering for your new HVAC system. Does energy efficiency, precision, or sound matter? Each of the systems have characteristics that serve a specific purpose, and each can have a different impact on your convenience and comfort.
Finding the Right Unit for Your Home
When it comes to finding the right heating and cooling unit for your home, there are more than a few factors you should consider.
It’s important to get a unit that is going to provide your home comfort needs, first and foremost. After that, you can consider factors, such as convenience, efficiency, cost, etc. All of these will play a role in the overall selection of a unit, but they should always come in second to your comfort.
The best way to ensure that you find the right unit for your needs is by working with the professionals. They can evaluate your home heating and cooling needs and help you select the unit that is right for you, that meets your budget, efficiency, and home comfort needs.
Keep in mind, new technology in this industry is being released all the time. This means there are new, innovative devices you can use to improve your homes comfort and health without having to replace your HVAC system. Be sure to ask your technician about these technologies and if they could help you save money while improving how comfortable you are in your home. Being informed is the best way to know what unit is right for you.
Contact Beebe Heating & Air Conditioning today for help finding the right unit for your home!