HVAC Buying Tips

Tips For Buying An HVAC System For An Older Home

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Older homes in Hamilton have amazing character traits and historical features that most new homes simply do not have. As nice as these homes can be, they can also present some challenges with installing a new HVAC system. If you need help buying your next new HVAC system for your older home, don’t worry! The experts at HAMCO have put together some of the most important HVAC buying tips to keep in mind.

Insulate Your Home
Take the time to ensure that your home is properly insulated before you upgrade your HVAC system. Why? Because older homes tend to have drafts in places like the attic, around the fireplace, and through windows and doors. Sealing and weatherproofing these areas will help you to save money and energy when you end up purchasing your new HVAC system.

Finding The Right Size
It’s a common misconception that the best or most expensive HVAC system is the best one for your home. In reality, the right HVAC system for your older home is the one that properly fits your home’s square footage and individual needs. One of our best tips for buying a new HVAC system for any home is to first understand the square footage of the living area you have in your home to determine what size system you need. However, the best way to determine the right HVAC size for your home is to call for one of the expert technicians at HAMCO to assess your house and give you a professional opinion. When visiting your home, the technician will consider these factors:

  • The square footage of your home
  • Existing ductwork
  • Current/future layout of your home
  • Age of the home
  • Direct sun exposure to the house
  • Quality and number of windows

Consider A Ductless Mini-Split
While many older homes in Hamilton and its surrounding area have furnaces and existing ductwork, they also at times have drafty or tricky-to-heat rooms. If your home is older and needs a little extra help keeping individual rooms warm or cool during the year, consider investing in a ductless mini-split. A ductless mini-split can work on its own or in tandem with your furnace to keep your home warm, and because an internal unit is installed in each individual room, you can climate control each room of your home to your personal perfect temperature.

Trust The Experts
It can be difficult to find the right HVAC system for your older home. If you end up needing some assistance, please don’t hesitate to work with our friendly and expert team of technicians who are happy to answer any questions you may have, or even visit your home to assess your home’s HVAC needs. The best of all of our HVAC buying tips is to simply trust the expert technicians at HAMCO to find the right system for you.

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