HVAC systems are used to heat and cool the air in your residence. If you plan to get one, you can contact Polcomfort to calculate your home’s required cooling and heating capacity before bidding on a new HVAC system. They should also provide you with a printout of calculations, assumptions, and duct-work designs. You will be able to find more here about the various HVAC types and factors to consider before buying one. You can ask around for referrals from friends or neighbors who have recently had a new system installed or an old HVAC unit replaced for further details.
Guidelines To Choose The Best Heating And Air Conditioning System
When choosing a heating and air conditioning system for your home or business, review these general guidelines. Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems have a significant impact on our quality of life.
The air handler is the heart of your heating system, and it is important to replace your old heating system with a newer, more energy-efficient system. Air handlers with only a one-speed setting are commonly used in older furnaces. It is possible to operate air conditioners at two speeds: low and high. Variable-speed air handlers are available and can be used to maintain the indoor temperature. They are also more efficient.
- The air conditioner you choose should have a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio of at least 16, and preferably higher. The air conditioner should have an evaporator coil made entirely of aluminum.
- Consider using a heat pump instead of a furnace. Heat pumps operate in the same way as an air conditioner and can provide both heating and cooling. Heat pump split systems are used in mild to moderately warm climates to distribute cold air.
- Forced air systems are extremely popular, energy-efficient, and cost-effective heating and cooling systems. They may also disperse dust and allergens throughout your home.
- Packaged heating and cooling systems are used in regions with hotter climates. They are energy efficient and can be used in the attic or on the top floor of a multi-storey home. Packet systems are less energy efficient than traditional and ductless systems, but they are quieter.
- Geothermal heat pump systems are extremely energy efficient and have low annual operating costs, requiring a higher initial equipment cost. If you live in a warm climate area, you can choose between a furnace split system and a heat pump system, but you should consider installing a geothermal system if you live in a cold climate area.
Types Of Split Systems
Split systems are comprised of two main systems, one for cooling and one for heating, and can be configured in various ways depending on your requirements.
- Hybrid split systems are energy efficient, but they can also spread odors, dust, and allergens throughout your house. A split system with hybrid technology is similar to a split system with natural gas but can also operate with electricity.
- Mini Split Systems are a type of ductless air conditioning system with multiple inside units mounted on the inside of your home’s walls. They are energy-efficient and do not require ducts. However, mini-split systems are expensive, and maintenance can be difficult in some areas.
There are times when the existing duct-work is sufficient for the new HVAC system. If your old system included duct-work, it is recommended that you stick with the existing system.