A new HVAC system is a significant purchase, but advances in energy technology have led to highly efficient heating and cooling equipment that costs much less to operate and maintain than older systems. Make sure that the heating and air conditioning service company you hire sizes your new system correctly for the best performance and efficiency. Your contractor may conduct a load calculation—an assessment of the local climate and the size and layout of the house—to make sure that the new system is neither too small nor too large.
Hydronic heating units, or boilers, are growing in popularity because of their ability to heat a home evenly and efficiently. Installing a hydronic system is more expensive than installing a traditional forced-air system, but your heating costs will be lower on average. Central air conditioning is convenient, but the structure of some older homes may not allow for the necessary ductwork. In these cases, window air conditioning units may be a better choice. Contact a Best Pick listed below to learn more about your options.