(Infographic) HVAC Tips for New Home Buyers

Properly maintaining your home’s HVAC system is of utmost importance to extending the life of the unit, but even the best systems have a limited life span. Inevitably, there will come a time to upgrade or replace your current system. When that time comes, you might find yourself wondering about all the new options and features that are available. It may seem daunting, but learning the basics of current HVAC systems will help make the task manageable.

Heating and cooling your home can account for up to half of your energy bill, but you can save about 30 percent on your energy bill and lower environmental emissions by combining high-efficiency upgrades with proper maintenance, insulation, air sealing, and thermostat settings. In fact, modern systems use 30 to 50 percent less energy than systems from the mid 1970s. Choosing the best HVAC system for your home is important for your health, comfort, and wallet, and you can also feel good about helping the environment.

This infographic was originally published by IntegrityAir.com. It discusses different HVAC options, some features of newer systems, how to understand efficiency ratings, and choosing a contractor wisely. Whether you’re replacing your old HVAC system or buying your first one, know the options available to you. If you’re unsure of where to start when it comes to getting a new system, this lays out some steps for choosing the best unit for your home. With some basic knowledge and research, you can make sure you’re choosing the best HVAC system for your home.
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