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HOMEOWNERS: What You Need to Know When Installing A New Comfort System

When it’s time for a new HVAC system, homeowners don’t always know what it all means, leaving many confused or finding it to be a daunting task. The fact is that investing in a new comfort system is one of the most crucial but essential purchases you will make for your home. When investing time and money, there are several tips EVERY homeowner should keep in mind to make the sometimes-difficult process run smoothly.Magnifying Glass looking at energy efficiency

Research Energy Ratings

Selecting the right comfort system involves more than just pointing out which unit you think will be “the best. This selection involves doing research on SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) ratings. The higher the SEER rating equates to a more efficient operational unit that can save homeowners expenses every month on energy bills. In fact, units with SEER ratings of 16 or more can save homeowners money in the long run due to its lower operational cost.

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Determine The Correct Size

The right comfort system is fit to the square footage of your home. Size inconsistencies are a common challenge amongst homeowners because BIGGER does not always mean BETTER. If your system is too large for your home, you will end up spending more on monthly expenses. If a system is too small, then regulating consistent and preferred temperatures will be nearly impossible. A system that fits your home’s square footage will remain efficient and economical time and time again, so make sure the right size is confirmed before finalizing any purchase.

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Pick The Right Location

When it comes to installing a new comfort system, placement matters! With an outdoor HVAC unit, shady spaces away from vegetation are most ideal. Since these systems can be large and bulky, you will also want to make sure they remain out of the way to not become a distraction or decrease curb appeal when it comes to selling your home in the future.

On the other hand, indoor systems need to be placed in the complete opposite location! An easy to access space is most ideal to keep up with regular maintenance without tasks becoming difficult because of poor placement in the home.

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Leave It To The Professionals

We have the confidence to believe there are some DIY tasks you are great at, but when it comes to installing a new comfort system, it’s best to leave it to the professionals. Selecting a qualified installer for the job will make the installation process less stressful and more efficient. You don’t want to take the risk and find yourself in a more costly position because you tried to be a jack of all trades.

Homeowners don’t always know HOW to go about installing a new comfort system into their home, and that’s okay! With just a little research, determining correct sizing & placement, and letting professional HVAC installers do the heavy lifting, your home will benefit from a proper comfort system that will last for years. To learn more, contact the professionals at Blanton’s at 910-249-4898 or visit us online at https://www.blantonsair.com/.

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