How do I select an HVAC system?
Selecting a heating and air conditioning system (HVAC) for your Outer Banks home is a big decision. It’s an important investment. It will play a key role in your homes’ energy expenses for years to come. When the summer heat is at its worst, you’ll want your family or guests to have the best, most reliable cooling comfort possible. The professionals at AirHandlers OBX can assist you in choosing the right equipment for your needs.
What should I look for in a new HVAC?
You should look for the most efficient system for your apartment, condo, vacation home or residence. Consult a specially-trained professional before you make any decisions regarding a new system. AirHandlers OBX offers a free consultation and quote. Call us today!
How can I be sure my air conditioning system is the right size?
An air conditioning system that’s too small won’t keep your home sufficiently cool. But what many don’t realize is that an oversized system will cycle (turn on and off) more than necessary, wasting expensive energy and possibly putting undue strain on the compressor.
Our certified technicians can answer any questions you have after careful consideration of many aspects of your home, including: window dimensions and exposure, floor space, insulation, local climate and the direction your home faces. Even the amount of your homes’ exterior shaded by trees and any heat-generating appliances in the home can affect the system size required to adequately cool your home.
Which air conditioning systems are energy efficient?
The professionals at AirHandlers OBX are educated in the latest environmentally responsible units in the industry. Our technicians are trained to evaluate and rate the equipment according to its energy efficiency. This rating is known in the industry as a SEER, or Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating. The higher the SEER, the more efficient the equipment.
High SEER models are generally more expensive, but can easily make up the difference by reducing your home’s energy bills over the lifespan of your system.
What are efficiency ratings and what should I know before I choose a new system?
We’re all looking to save a few dollars where we can these days and choosing the right heat pump system can save you hundreds of dollars per year.
There are two efficiency ratings pertinent to any heating and cooling system:
- SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) – Ratings begin at 13 and measure the units summer operating efficiency
- HSPF (Heating Seasonal Performance Factor) Ratings begin at 8.6 and measure the units winter operating efficiency
The higher the rating, the more efficient the equipment and the more energy dollars you’ll save.
What should I look for in an Outer Banks HVAC company?
Dependability. Ask if the technician is certified, and ask to see his/her credentials. Also, a company who covers a large geographic area is helpful when there is an emergency or after-hours call.
Quality Inventory: Your chosen HVAC company should not only carry well-known, name brand equipment, but have a well-stocked inventory of replacement parts. Air Handlers OBX maintains a well-stocked inventory of the most popular parts needed.
Contact a certified technician at Air Handlers OBX today and receive a free consultation on service or purchasing a new unit for your Outer Banks property.