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March 1, 2021

Frustrations with thermostat settings and unreliable home comfort issues have been exacerbated for many of our fellow New Yorkers who are now spending more time in their homes than ever before. With our heating and cooling systems working overtime for over a year now, many homeowners are considering an upgrade to their heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems.

Because the heating, cooling, and ventilation systems of our homes handle all of the air we breathe, they are also integral to keeping a healthy home. Healthy Home Energy & Consulting has been helping homeowners throughout Bedford, Chappaqua, White Plains, Scarsdale, New Rochelle, Yonkers, and Mahopac select the right HVAC system. Here are the things to consider when replacing your HVAC. 

Make Sure Your HVAC System is Properly Sized

When your heating and cooling system isn’t cutting it, there is a common tendency to think bigger will be better when it comes to furnace or air conditioner replacement. However, sizing your heating and cooling equipment should be customized to the exact heating and cooling load of your home. 

The heating and cooling loads of a home depend on factors like square footage, the climate zone here in New York, the number of occupants, the location of your ductwork and vents, windows, insulation, and more. It’s best to turn to an experienced contractor, like Healthy Home Energy & Consulting, to ensure your new system is set up for long-term efficiency and reliability.

Types of HVAC Systems

Depending on the needs of your home (and your family), certain types of furnaces and air conditioners may be better suited for your comfort and energy goals. 

Ducted Heat Pumps

When your home requires a heating and cooling solution that includes your existing ductwork, ducted heat pumps are the efficient, versatile choice. Heat pumps operate entirely on electricity (great for the all-electric home) and can offer heating, cooling, or both. Heat pumps are more efficient than older methods of heating and can provide greater control over the temperatures throughout your home. 

Ductless Mini Splits 

The ductless version of a heat pump is called a ductless mini split, and is a targeted heating and cooling solution. Mini splits utilize heat pump technology but can be installed in any single room to provide supplemental heating and cooling. 

Don’t Forget Maintenance!

Once your HVAC system is up and running at its most efficient, the best way to keep it that way is with regular maintenance. Not only will proper maintenance keep you comfortable for longer, but it will also save you money in the long run and tip you off to any issues with the health of your home before they become a larger problem.

Benefitting From a New HVAC System 

When your new HVAC system is properly sized, using the right equipment, and customized to your home, you can experience a number of benefits throughout the year, such as: 

  • Improved comfort 

  • Lower heating & cooling costs 

  • Increased home value 

  • Fewer HVAC breakdowns

With a healthy home evaluation, we can unlock the secrets your home is trying to tell you about your home comfort, efficiency, and overall health. From there, Healthy Home Energy & Consulting will develop a plan aimed at making your home more comfortable while using less energy—but more importantly a plan aimed at making your home healthier!

Need advice from the experts on how to upgrade your HVAC system? Schedule a healthy home evaluation with Healthy Home Energy & Consulting today. Call 914-242-9733 or get in touch here.

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