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Before Getting a New HVAC System, Consider These Tips

Before Getting a New HVAC System, Consider These TipsIf you think the HVAC system in your Yuma home is nearing the end of its days, you’re probably already looking at replacements. In our climate, air conditioning is a necessity, and you want to be sure you get the right equipment for the job. Here are some points to consider before getting a new HVAC system. 


Although a new heating and cooling system is a big investment, an efficient system will help you get back some of those upfront costs with lower utility bills. Modern air conditioners and furnaces are more efficient than ever, and with a quality installation and the right size of equipment, a new heating and cooling system will reward you with increased comfort and abundant energy savings.

Your HVAC professional can advise you on the proper seasonal energy efficiency (SEER) rating for your A/C and the right annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) rating for the furnace. Efficient features such as variable speed and two-stage control may cost a little more, but they will lower your energy use and raise your home’s comfort level.


Equipment that’s sized too small will run continuously as it strains to do its job, costing you more on utility bills and repairs from faster wear and tear. Equipment sized too large will short cycle, turning on and off too frequently, wearing out parts and not doing a good job of heating or cooling. Your consultant should use industry software rather than guesswork to determine size.


You want a product that’s going to last a long time with minimal maintenance required. Choose a reputable brand with high consumer ratings and have it installed by licensed professionals.


Of course cost is important, but don’t let it be your major determining factor. A cheap system may break down frequently and negate any savings you thought you might have realized.

For expert advice on getting a new HVAC system, contact Hansberger Refrigeration and Electric Company. We’ve provided high-quality HVAC solutions and service to the Yuma area since 2001.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Yuma, Arizona about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about HVAC systems and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

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