Your new home isn’t complete without an efficient heating and cooling system. Your HVAC system keeps you comfortable no matter what the outdoor weather is and also helps with your indoor air quality (IAQ). However, there are a couple of things you should consider when purchasing new equipment.
Here are basic considerations when it comes to HVAC for your new home.
Central Air vs. Ductless
A central air HVAC system is made up of a network of ducts concealed within your home. It’s the most popular and preferred type of heating and cooling system today. With this option, the only traces of your HVAC system are the small vents that distribute conditioned air throughout the rooms.
On the other hand, with a ductless system, zoning is easier, but your ductwork will be more visible. Many homeowners are not fond of obvious fixtures on their walls and ceilings. It is usually the ideal solution for replacing window air conditioners in homes with no ductwork.
Central air remains one of the most cost-effective options for new homes. In the past, ducts were to blame for the majority of heat and energy loss. However, modern ducts are made to minimize air leaks. You can make the most of your HVAC system by installing the ductwork within the areas of the home that receive heated or cooled air. Your architect and air conditioning service provider can help you achieve a good ductwork design.
Installing a backup furnace is a good option for your new construction, but you can also go for hybrid systems. Hybrid systems rely on heat exchange until the temperature drops too low, and then they switch to a backup fuel source, such as gas, to keep your rooms warm.
Another important thing to consider for your new construction is energy efficiency. When getting a new HVAC equipment, choose the best quality ENERGY STAR® product that fits your budget. These products will give you savings on your heating and cooling costs.
At EZ Air Conditioning and Heating, we’re here to help with all your HVAC needs. We specialize in heating and AC repair, installation, maintenance and more. Call us at (210) 558-7883, or fill out our contact form to schedule a service.