Do Brand Names Matter When It Comes to HVAC?

When you need a new HVAC system, it’s not always easy to find the brand name that suits your Tallahassee, Florida, home. There are many reputable brands to choose from, which may make choosing confusing.  If you aren’t sure which brand of HVAC system to pick, check out seasonal efficiency energy ratio (SEER) ratings and other attributes to find the perfect unit for your home.

Off-Brand Systems

While you may save money in the short run, off-brand HVAC units don’t have the cooling or heating capacity that suits your needs. A SEER rating is the BTUs (British Thermal Units) divided by the amount of wattage necessary to power the HVAC system. It ranges from 13 to 24, and a 13 rating is the government mandated minimum. If an off-brand unit costs far less than others, chances are the SEER rating is at the tail-end of the spectrum. It may cost less initially, but you may end up paying far more due to expensive energy bills.

Name Brand Systems

While it may seem like you’re just paying for a brand name, companies like Goodman provide some of the best efficiency in the business. Many of these units push the SEER rating up into the 18 and up realm. What it means for you is supreme home comfort, as well as lower energy bills. You could opt for the lesser unit, but there’s no reason to put your family’s comfort at risk. When in doubt, go for ENERGY STAR rated units to take your savings to another level.

Choosing a new HVAC system isn’t as easy as it seems. However, your new unit can save you cash while providing heating and cooling solutions you didn’t know existed. When you need someone to install your new unit, call the pros at Advanced Air Care Heating & Cooling. We’re the best when it comes to heating and cooling your home, and we’ll work hard to earn your business. Give us a call today at 850-688-9265.

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