How to Choose the Best HVAC System for a Multi-Level Home

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It's easy to choose an HVAC system that not only optimizes indoor comfort but also operates with optimal efficiency for your multi-level Lufkin, Texas, home. The most important factors to consider are your heating and cooling preferences and the size of the house.

Types of HVAC Systems

The first step in choosing the best HVAC system is educating yourself on the different types. Forced air systems burn fuel, like oil or natural gas, to produce heat. If you prefer, you can opt for an all-electric forced-air heating and cooling system. The warm and cool air travels through ductwork and into each room through air vents. A ductless system, as its name implies, doesn't use ductwork to heat and cool. Instead, you'll have an outdoor unit and one or more indoor units. The indoor units are installed on the wall or can be suspended from the ceiling.

How Big Is the Home?

The size of your home determines the size of the HVAC unit that you will need. A system that is too small will endure maximum wear and tear. A system that is too big also endures unnecessary wear and tear and decreases heating and cooling efficiency. Our certified HVAC technicians can perform a load calculation to help determine an HVAC system that is the right size for your multi-level home.

What Are Your Heating and Cooling Preferences?

If you don't need to heat and cool your entire home throughout all parts of the year, you will likely find a ductless system more cost-efficient. Ductless systems allow homeowners to heat and cool different zones in the home independently, which makes it easy to heat or cool only the areas a home's inhabitants are using. It also puts less strain on the HVAC unit, leading to fewer repairs and replacements.

Contact McWilliams & Son Heating and Air Conditioning at 936-465-9191 to speak with one of our technicians about choosing the best HVAC system for your multi-level home.

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