How to Choose the Right HVAC System for Your New Build or Remodel
December 23, 2017
At Scott-Lee Heating, we will help you determine which HVAC system fits your family’s needs and budget!
If you are either remodeling or building a new home, your HVAC system might not be your first concern – but it should be. The heating and cooling system that you choose will determine not just how comfortable your house is, but also will impact the amount of money that you pay per month.
Although it’s not always one of those things that seems like a high priority, your HVAC system is one of the major ways that you should have to keep your home comfortable, while also keeping energy costs low. So, what is the right system for your house? There are a lot of factors to take into consideration.
Basements are commonly found in places that experience frost and harsher weather conditions, which is why choosing the right HVAC for them is critical. The right HVAC system will not only regulate the overall temperature of your home, it will also help to regulate the house’s humidity level, which in some regions is critical to the house being comfortable. You can either choose to install a different system just for your basement space, or you can use a humidifier to help effectively keep the house at a good humidity level and even out the heating and cooling to decrease your energy costs.
If you live in a region that is prone to water or flooding, then you will want to choose a specific HVAC system to help with the humidity. Generally, depending on the attic’s size, if you have water issues you will want to have your HVAC placed in your attic. The size of your HVAC system will depend on the size of your home. Just make sure that you choose the right type of system that has a shock absorber, and ensure that it has an absorber pan to prevent any overflow that can lead to a water leak. Proper drainage will also be important. If you put the HVAC system in the attic, make sure to have a drainage system that flows away from the house, so that you don’t have any leaking or condensation that can lead to mold.
If you have people in your home who are prone to allergies, or you live in a region that has more allergens due to seasonal changes, then you will want to choose a forced air system. If you are going to choose forced air, make sure to pay special attention to changing out the filters and clean out the ductwork on a regular basis. You will want to have a St. Louis HVAC contractor check the indoor air quality of your home to make sure that you aren’t just circulating allergens that keep everyone miserable.
Choose the Right Size
Overall, the right HVAC system will be determined by the size of the house, having the correct amount of registers and returns, and considering zoning or non venting systems. The only way to know for sure which one is right for you is to have your home evaluated by a St. Louis HVAC system professional to keep your house allergy-free and comfortable with the perfect humidity balance.
St. Louis HVAC – Scott-Lee Heating Company
At Scott-Lee Heating, we provide free consultations on all new HVAC equipment. We recognize that every home is different and we have experience installing and maintaining a wide variety of heating and air conditioning products in small, medium, and large environments.
Call us today at (314) 200-0788 or fill out our online contact form to schedule your FREE consultation.