Buying a Replacement HVAC Unit for Your Home


Upgrading to a new HVAC system can be an opportunity to greatly improve the comfort inside your home. However, this is a process that will represent a sizable investment in the house, and this can lead to a homeowner needing to carefully consider their options for a new HVAC unit.  

The Electrical Capacity of the HVAC Connection

An HVAC unit will be one of the most energy-intensive appliances in your home. To avoid overloading your home's electrical system, the maximum electrical capacity of the HVAC connection should be determined as this will allow you to avoid choosing units that will exceed this and potentially damage the electrical system of the house. This is especially important for those that are upgrading to a significantly stronger HVAC unit as it will likely have dramatically higher energy requirements.

The Livable Square Footage of the Home

The amount of square footage that is needing to be warmed or cooled is one of the leading considerations that you will have to weigh as you are looking at your options for a new HVAC system. While individuals will frequently only look at the total square footage of the home, this is not always the most accurate way of sizing the house for a new HVAC system. In particular, you will want to focus on the livable space inside the house as there may not be much of a need to actively cool the basement, attic, or other areas that are likely to be unoccupied for long periods of time.

The Noise That the HVAC Unit Will Create

Noise is another concern that should be given attention during the buying process as HVAC units can be fairly loud when they are operating. Reviewing the noise rating for potential HVAC units can help you with avoiding choosing one that could be disproportionately loud inside the house. Additionally, it is possible to further reduce the noise from the HVAC system that makes it into the house by installing a noise barrier on the exterior areas of the home that is closest to the HVAC unit.

For homeowners that have their HVAC unit installed on the roof, it may also be useful to install vibration-absorbing padding under the unit. An HVAC dealer can assist you with choosing a padding or noise control option that will be able to effectively reduce or eliminate any disruptions in the home when this important appliance is being used.


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