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4 Steps to Find the Most Efficient Heating System for Your Home
03 Mar
By: Climate Control
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When it comes to replacing parts of your heating and air conditioning system, it’s easy to feel a bit overwhelmed. Should you replace everything all at once? Do you get exactly what you had before, or should you try something different? And how does someone even define efficiency anyway?

Before you get too carried away, take a deep breath. We’re going to break it down into four easy steps for you, so just keep following along.

Step 1: Determine What an “Efficient” Heating System Means to You

Efficiency can have a couple of meanings when it comes to HVAC, and it’s up to you to determine which definition you’d like to focus on.

  1. Converts almost all energy consumed directly into heat with very little loss – OR -
  2. Offers your family the lowest overall cost regarding installation and monthly utility bills

Either is correct, but you’ll need to pick the one you’d like to focus on to help determine your remaining answers.

Step 2: Ask Yourself These 3 Things to Narrow Down Your Top Heating Choices

To further clarify your need, here are a few questions you need to answer:

  1. What fuel type do I want to use? There’s no wrong answer here, but be sure to factor in existing access and local utility costs into your decision.
  2. What type of system am I most interested in? Central air? Heat pump? Stand-alone electric units? Again, the answer is up to you, but most people select the same type of system they’ve used previously. If the house is already set up for it, it’s usually the least expensive option.
  3. What kind of budget do I have? Sometimes budget can be the single greatest determining factor in selecting a system. This is because some systems are more efficient than others…but also significantly more expensive. You’ll need to strike a balance between budget and desired efficiency.

Step 3: Hire an HVAC Professional

You need help determining your final choices, as well as an expert set of hands to carry it out. A good HVAC professional can take the work you’ve done to this point and help guide you through the final step, which is:

Step 4: Selecting Your System

This will include right sizing and maximizing all your preferences from the previous steps. You may only have a single option available to you, or you might have a bewildering array to choose from. However, a good HVAC professional can see you through to the end.

Need Help?

Contact the pros here at Climate Control, and we’ll help you find the most efficient option for your home. Reach out to us today to speak with a heating and air conditioning pro.

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