If the air conditioning system in your Black Mountain, North Carolina home has become inefficient or it is more than 10 years old, you may be considering new HVAC installation. At Gentry Heating, Inc., we understand that this is a difficult decision. Even if you desire high efficiency in your Black Mountain home, you may worry about the cost of new HVAC installation and whether the upgrade is worth it. Our comfort specialists can assist you in evaluating whether new HVAC installation is the right choice at this time. If you decide to proceed with it, we will help you choose a high efficiency air conditioner for maximum comfort.

One of the most important factors to consider in new HVAC installation is whether you can expect high efficiency from the unit. Air conditioners are assigned a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) number that ranges from 12 to approximately 25. Models with SEER ratings in the 20s are some of the newest units available and offer high efficiency. This rating is determined by a third-party organization in order to avoid labeling bias by the manufacturer. In a controlled lab setting, the organization determining the SEER number calculates total energy use in watt-hours divided by the output of the air conditioner. The SEER number can help you calculate how much it will cost to run your air conditioner throughout the cooling season.

In addition to the SEER number, Gentry Heating, Inc. recommends that you find out about the manufacturer’s warranty before purchasing a new system. This is your assurance that the unit will be fixed at no cost to you in case of a manufacturing defect. You also need to consider your budget and the size of the new unit. We need to know there is adequate space to install it before we start our work.

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