How to Choose the Best HVAC System for Your Home
Buying an HVAC system is not something you do every day. To most people, an HVAC system purchase is only done once or twice during their lifetime. A new HVAC system can cost the same or even more than a new car.
Even though it is stationary, a properly installed HVAC system will give you a greater return on investment than any vehicle you own. But, just like a car, you have to choose a system that best fits your needs, lifestyle, and budget.
Obie Comfort Solutions has been providing heating and cooling services to homes and businesses in Framingham, MA, and the surrounding areas since 2006. You can trust our NATE-certified technicians to deliver top-quality services whenever you call us.
Here are a few factors to help you choose your next HVAC system!
How Do I Choose the Right HVAC for My Home?
A young couple may choose a small and efficient car—just like a small, super-insulated home will need a very small-sized HVAC unit to suit its needs for heating and air conditioning.
A larger family may choose a minivan—and a bigger house may need a bigger HVAC unit to suit your needs.
How efficient is your HVAC system? An air conditioner is measured by a SEER rating, while a furnace uses an AFUE rating—and a heat pump has an HSPF rating. In general, a higher rating means a more efficient operation.
What kind of fuel does your system use—gas, oil, or propane? Most likely, you have a gas furnace. But if your home does not connect to a natural gas line, Obie Comfort Solutions can install an oil or propane heater.
Be sure you work with an experienced contractor to avoid making the wrong choices. A company that has been in business for over a decade is much more likely to steer you in the right direction.
You want to choose a company that understands all your needs and wants before offering an HVAC system. Our team will design a system that’s right for your needs. We are not going to pressure you into buying a product that does not suit your needs.
Our goal with every call is to build a longtime relationship with the customer. Check out our customer Google reviews and the A+ rating we have from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) to learn more about us.
HVAC Features to Consider
Obie Comfort Solutions provides a free estimate on every job and a 100 percent customer satisfaction guarantee. We value the trust you place in our business and work hard to keep it. Here are some features our technician will discuss with you:
System capacity—This varies depending on your home’s square footage, insulation, windows, doors, and orientation.
System efficiency—Choose between a single-stage, two-stage, or variable-speed system. You pay more upfront for a high-efficiency system, but you’ll enjoy a better return on your investment through lower utility bills and increased comfort.
Controls—Is your system compatible with Wi-Fi programmable thermostats?
System types—Choose between a conventional HVAC system, ductless, or hybrid system. Our team will go over each system with you to ensure you make the best choice.
A true HVAC professional will measure your home, and assess the insulation, windows, doors, skylights, and everything needed to properly size and design the HVAC system that will provide comfort and energy savings.
A nonprofessional will merely choose a system based on square footage, giving you lots of headaches and costing huge amounts of money on your energy bill.