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Select a New System

Whether you are building a new home or retrofitting your current home, there are several issues to consider when designing the benefits you want into a new system:

Comfort

Thermostat Control

Energy Savings

Indoor Air Quality

How to Minimize Total Cost of Ownership

New System Guide

As you can see, a new system decision is impacted by many factors. This guide will present your options and your answers will help us design the best system to meet your needs. So let's get started!

The following questions will guide you through these points of consideration:

What type of space do you need to heat and / or cool?

Which energy source do you want to use to heat your home?

What type of system would you like in your home?

Please select answer to question above first

Heating and Cooling Systems

To help us with your evaluation, we need to know what type of system you have in your home. Review the system types below, and chose the one that best represents the system you have in your home. Click on any image for more details about that system type.

How long do you expect to stay in this home?

Length of Residency

Residential Home: Heating and Cooling System

If you are moving within the next year or two and believe investing in a new home comfort system will improve the value of your home, you should consider making the investment. If you plan to live in your current residence for many years, it may be wise to invest in your future comfort.

Are you interested in a variable speed system?

Advantages

Systems with variable speed blower motors have significant advantages over single speed systems.

Greater Comfort

  • Reduced room temperature fluctuation
  • Better humidity control
  • Quieter operation due to motor ramping up and down slowly vs on/off
Mother and Child in comfortable, healthy home

Improved Indoor Air Quality

  • Air cleaners only filter the air when the blower is on -  variable speed can run continuously for just pennies a day

Save Money

  • Lower energy billsBag of Money
  • Improves system heating & cooling performance
  • Energy Star rated

Standard VS. Variable Speed Blower

Temperature Swing Comparison
Graph: Temperature Swing Comparison
System Blower Cycle
Graph: System Blower Cycle

Please choose the OUTDOOR sound level that best fits your needs:

Air Conditioner Split System

Noise Level: Outdoor Unit

The quietest OUTDOOR units have two speeds (high and low) and run on low speed about 80% of the time with longer run cycles for dramatically reduced sound levels and less on/off disturbance.

AC Sound Rating

Please choose the INDOOR sound level that best fits your needs:

Furnace

Noise Level: Indoor Unit

The quietest INDOOR units have a variable speed motor and run on low speed about 80-90% of the time for whisper quiet operation. They also have longer run cycles and gradual ramping up/down for less on/off disturbance.

Comparative Sound Ratings
(Decibels)

Noise Level Comparison
Furnace

Variable Speed

Furnace

2 Speed

Furnace

Single Speed

What level of system efficiency are you interested in?

Please select the system type above before answering this question.

System Efficiency and Savings

The average homeowner spends about $1,900 annually on energy bills. Heating and cooling accounts for as much as half of a home's energy use.

Would you like your system to effectively control humidity for greater comfort, better air quality and lower energy bills?

High Humidity

Too much humidity can create a breeding ground for …

Bacteria

Bacteria

Mold

Mold

Dust Mites

Dust Mites

…aggravating allergies and asthma.

Chart: Optimum Humidity Levels

Controlling Humidity

Your home comfort system should provide both comfortable temperatures and comfortable humidity levels.

It is recommended that indoor humidity be managed to be in the 40-60% range.

Humdity System

  • A system with variable speed blower
  • A thermostat with humidity control

Please provide us the following information: