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Selecting the Best HVAC System for Your Home

E&Q SpecialsWhether you are planning to build a new home or make important upgrades to an existing home, choosing the best HVAC (heating, ventilation and air-conditioning) system is a key decision. The best floor plan and smartest furnishings won’t be truly enjoyable unless your heating and cooling system is able to capably control the inside climate.

If you are building a new home, have a talk with your architect, draftsman or builder on the subject as early as possible. Discuss your expectations in terms of heating and cooling at the outset. Options such as zone climate control, radiant (floor) heat, air filtration or a built-in humidifier are best considered before you begin construction.

If you are looking to upgrade your climate control in an existing structure, adding a humidifier or an extra heating or cooling unit could be the answer. Depending on the age of your home, however, it may be time to consider installing a new HVAC system. If that’s the case, here’s how to know which is the best HVAC unit to suit your needs.

Size Matters
It’s important to choose the right size system for your home. In this instance, you really can have too much of a good thing. An oversized heating capacity will turn off and on more often which only produces more wear on the unit, not more comfort for you. Talk with a heating and cooling professional about how to determine the best HVAC system for your size home. A simple calculation is all that is needed.

Climate Matters
In most areas of the U.S. central air is a must. Resale values are affected according to whether or not a home has a central air system. The exceptions to this general rule would be in areas where temperatures almost never exceed 85*F. Still, for people with allergy concerns, an air-conditioning unit with a built-in air filtration function can be an important home feature regardless of outside temperatures.

Quality Matters
When choosing the right home comfort system keep in mind that the best HVAC unit may not necessarily be the cheapest. Look for efficiency ratings. Match the proper size system to your home. Talk with your builder or HVAC expert about durability and warranties. Keeping your home comfortable throughout the year can be relatively worry-free when you choose a quality system.

Trust Matters
At E & Q Heating & Cooling we help customers just like you make the right decisions about home comfort. Whether you need to boost your present heating and cooling or are in need of an entirely new HVAC system, let our professionals help you make the best choice. We will help you find the best HVAC system and then will help you keep that system in top working condition year after year. Give us a call today or stop by our showroom and see how we can help make your home the comfort retreat you want it to be.