The reason this is the very first step is simple: unstable joints and breaks in your ductwork can lower your HVAC system’s efficiency by massive percentages. Call in a Arthur’s technician to inspect the state of your ductwork before investing in an entirely new HVAC system.
When it comes to managing your bills, selecting the properly sized HVAC system is everything. A unit that’s too big will be expensive with no added value while an undersized HVAC unit will have to strain to meet your needs, putting excessive wear and tear on it. Ready to pinpoint the perfectly sized HVAC system for you? Great news – our technicians can perform a load test to determine your optimal choice.
Once you’ve determined the size of your new HVAC system, it’s time to consider what type best suits your home. There are four primary types of HVAC systems, which are heating and cooling split systems, hybrid split systems, ductless mini-splits, and packaged heating and air. Each HVAC system comes with its own list of pros and cons that an Arthur’s technician will lay out for you as you move through the selection process.
If you’re first-time installing or replacing an outdated HVAC system, then you should strongly consider an option with a high energy efficiency rating. Look out for HVAC units with an Energy Star Certification or a high Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating (SEER).
While heating and cooling your entire home will most likely require a fully integrated HVAC system, singular rooms and spaces can be covered by a smaller, more affordable solution. Ductless Mini Splits are bite-sized HVAC units that can be used to control the temperature of new additions, attics, basements, and other remote areas of your living space.