Homeowners must have a unique set of skills—namely discipline and foresight—when saving in order to upgrade HVAC equipment. You’ll need another set of skills to select that equipment and put your hard-earned savings to good use.
The process you’ll need to use when you upgrade HVAC equipment is quite simple, actually, and Arpi’s Industries offers homeowners the following tips to ensure that your final selection will provide decades of comfort and energy savings.
Here’s what you need to look for:
- Equipment that’s dependable – The importance of using a reputable manufacturer cannot be overstated. Lennox, a long-standing manufacturer with a stellar reputation, has over 100 years of expertise developing top-notch HVAC equipment. You can’t go wrong with decades of satisfied customers and industry-leading advancements in heating and cooling technology.
- Equipment that’s efficient – While high-efficiency systems generally cost more up front, that initial investment is generally paid back through energy savings, particularly with high-performing heating systems. The highest-efficiency systems available reach near-perfect scores and lose very little energy, so look for a furnace rated 98 percent Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE).
- Equipment that’s quiet – Air conditioners tend to be noisy, with the compressor installed outdoors and close to your home—and that of your neighbours’, too. Select a quiet system that emits less than 80 decibels, because you’ll have to learn to live with the noise over the life of the equipment, which can extend to 20 years.
- Equipment that ensures comfort – Advanced features are now available that can greatly improve comfort as well as savings. Selecting a system with a variable-speed furnace blower will get results, because this type of blower will run at lower speeds for the majority of the day, emitting an even distribution of conditioned air and improving airflow, humidity and comfort levels.
Get the best possible system when you go to upgrade HVAC equipment, and put your extra cash to good use over the lifetime of the equipment. For expert advice during the selection process, contact the area’s leading HVAC experts at Arpi’s Industries. We’ve been serving greater Calgary-area homeowners for almost 50 years.
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about HVAC equipment and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.