When a St Louis area homeowner comes into the market for a new HVAC installation, Superior is here to help guide the way. Our team of expert comfort consultants presents a variety of options based on the specs of your home. Educating the consumer is a vital part of helping find the right system for your home and family. Here are some things to consider when beginning the process of replacing or installing a new HVAC system.
Which Components of an HVAC Systems Are Being Installed?
Because St Louis weather delivers extreme temperatures in both the Summer and Winter, both the heating and cooling components of an HVAC system are equally important. While some homeowners prefer to only have either an AC unit or furnace replaced at a given time, there are many benefits to replacing them both simultaneously. For example, many of the new high-efficiency air conditioners require a variable speed blower in your furnace. If you decide to upgrade the efficiency of your AC unit while keeping your current furnace, there is a chance your new air conditioner will not be as efficient as it could be if you were to upgrade the furnace with it.
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Does a High Efficiency HVAC System Make Sense?
Right now we are currently in the golden age of advancements in high-efficiency HVAC technology. Many of the new systems now operate at a higher performance while using less energy to do so. What that means for homeowners are better indoor comfort and lower energy bills. In addition, many of the local energy companies and manufacturers offer rebates and incentives when you purchase high-efficiency HVAC systems. Our team works with homeowners to help weigh the cost benefits of high-efficiency HVAC systems by providing the upfront cost and savings vs the amount of money they could potentially save on their energy bills by installing high-efficiency equipment.
What is Considered High Efficiency?
Many of the standard efficiency HVAC systems today could be considered "high efficiency" compared 15 years ago, but below are the benchmarks for what is currently considered high efficiency:
- High-Efficiency Air Conditioners: 18 SEER or Higher
- High-Efficiency Gas Furnaces: 92% AFUE or Higher
- High-Efficiency Heat Pumps: 18 SEER or Higher
What Size Space Are You Heating and Cooling?
You would be surprised at the number of homes in St Louis that have air conditioners or furnaces that are either too big or too small for their home. Sizing the right HVAC system to a home is crucial to both comfort and efficiency. Having a wrong-sized system can cause it to work harder to achieve desired indoor temperatures leading to an increased chance of system failure and higher energy bills. Superior HVAC installation estimators weigh a variety of factors such as square footage, ceiling height, and sunlight exposure to calculate the right-sized heating and cooling equipment for your home. Schedule a free HVAC installation estimate today by calling our office at (314) 209-7500.
Are You Financing Your New HVAC System?
In many cases, replacing your HVAC system is often an unexpected home expense. When weighing which type of equipment you are considering for your HVAC replacement, it is incredibly important to weigh the benefits of financing options. Superior offers multiple different financing options for new HVAC systems. Our team works with homeowners on what financing options they qualify for and how to minimize costs both in the short term and the long term.