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Select a New System

Below are some of the possible benefits to getting a new system:

  • Temperature Control
  • Humidity Control
Energy Savings
  • Heating and Cooling Efficiency
  • Programmable Thermostat Controls
Thermostat Control
  • Different settings for time of day
  • Different settings for days of the week
  • Different settings for different areas of your home
Indoor Air Quality
  • Air Filtration
  • Humidity Control
  • Bacterial Virus Control
  • Fresh Air Ventilation
How to Minimize Total Cost of Ownership
  • Equipment Cost 
  • Monthly Energy Cost
  • Yearly Maintenance Cost
  • Warranties and Extended Warranties 
  • Repair Costs
  • Return on your investment (ROI)

Here are some things to think about when selecting a new system:

  • Which type of system would you like to have in your home?

    • Furnace/Air Conditioner Split System (Gas Heating/Cooling)

    • Heat Pump Split System (Electric Gas Heating/Cooling)

    • Furnace Only (Heating Only)

    • Air Conditioner Only (Cooling Only)

    • Packaged System (Heating and Cooling Only)

    • Packaged System (Cooling Only)

    • Duct-Free System (Heating and Cooling Only)

    • Duct-Free System (Cooling Only)

  • How long do you expect to stay in this home?

    • Less than two or three years​

    • 3-6 years

    • 7-10 years

    • over 10 years

      • Putting in a new system can add value to your home if you are looking to sell it.

      • If you are planning on staying in your home, think about what type of system would most benefit you and your needs.

  • Have you ever heard about a variable speed system or its benefits?

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Increased Comfort
  • Decreased room temperature variation
  • Better humidity control
  • Quieter operation
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indoor air quality
Enhanced Indoor Air Quality
  • Air cleaners can only filter the air when the blower is on--Variable speed is a more cost effective way to run as it only costs pennies a day and can run constantly
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Save Money
  • Lower energy bills
  • Improves system performance
  • Energy Star
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  • There are different levels of system efficiency.

    • The average homeowner spends about $2,200 annually on energy bills. 

Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio or SEER is the measure of efficiency by which the cooling process of air conditioners and heat pumps is rated. The higher the SEER number, the greater the efficiency—and therefore greater energy savings. Today, U.S. regulatory agencies require all new products to have a 13.0 SEER rating or better. Carrier's full line of air conditioners offers SEER ratings of 13.0 to 21.
Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency or AFUE is the standard measurement of efficiency for gas and oil-fired furnaces. Given in percentages, this number tells you how much of your fuel is used to heat your home and how much fuel is wasted. The higher the AFUE rating, the greater the efficiency. Carrier offers a full line of furnaces with AFUE ratings ranging from the minimum industry requirement of 78% to more than 96%.
Cost Savings: If you have an older furnace (with an AFUE of approximately 60%), you could save up to 40% on your heating bills by replacing it with a new high efficiency furnace! The cost to replace your old, inefficient furnace is paid back through lower utility bills.

HSPF (Heating Seasonal Performance Factor) is the efficiency measurement used to gauge the efficiency of the heating mode of heat pumps. The higher the number, the greater the efficiency and cost-savings. Today's models are required to have a 6.8 HSPF. Carrier offers heat pumps with HSPF ratings ranging from 6.8 to 9.5.

Cost Savings. Higher efficiency in heat pumps and air conditioners usually means higher equipment cost but lower utility bills. If you live in a warm and/or humid climate, you will probably see the higher cost of a high efficiency air conditioner or heat pump paid back (through lower utility bills) in a few short years. Ask your expert Carrier HVAC dealer to help you determine about how long it would take you to recover the additional cost in energy savings. Of course, after the payback, you continue to save on your energy bills.

  • There are several levels of thermostat performance including:

    • Wi-Fi

    • Non-Wi-Fi

    • Programmable

    • Non-Programmable

  • Did you know that there are ways to separately control various rooms or sections in the house?

    • Zoning is a way of dividing a home into areas with similar heating and cooling needs and independently controlling the temperature in each area according to their needs and occupancy.  Much like multiple light switches that independently control lighting in different rooms, with zoning, multiple zone thermostats or sensors control temperature in different areas of the home.

    • Are you a candidate for zoning?  If you answer "yes" to any of the following questions, you should consider a zoning system.

      • Are different family members comfortable at different temperatures?

      •  Are any rooms used for special purposes, such as a home office or exercise room?

      • Are any rooms seldom used, such as a formal dining room or a guest bedroom?

      • Do you have any rooms that have unique cooling and heating needs, such as a sunroom or bonus room?

  • Would you like your system to have a humidifier to maintain comfortable, energy saving humidity levels during the dry heating months?

    • It is recommended that indoor humidity levels maintained in the 40%-60% range.  Too little moisture in your home can cause the following conditions:

      • Increased personal discomfort​

      • Increased breeding ground for viruses

      • Cracked paint and plaster

      • Increased static electricity damage

      • Dried out wood floors and furniture

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

    • Too much humidity can create a breeding ground for bacteria, mold, and dust mites.  It may also aggravate allergies and asthma. 

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  • What type of filter is in your home?

    • A standard one-inch filter captures less than 5% of the particles in the air.  This leaves the other 95% to pollute indoor air, contaminate duct work, and reduce the efficiency of your heating and cooling equipment.   

    • 99% of the particles in the air are not visible to the naked eye.  These are the particles that are most dangerous to your health.

      • Aggravating allergies and asthma​

      • Contributing to colds and flu

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  • Would you like to bring in fresh air and exhaust stale air without the wasted energy and discomfort of an open window?

    • A ventilator will help dilute: cooking odors, pet odors, and odors from paints and chemicals.  

    • Ventilator benefits include: odor dilution, introduction of fresh, outside air, and it reduces energy loss to a minimum.  


  • Think about the INDOOR sound level that best fits your needs:

    • Variable Speed​

    • 2 Speed 

    • Single Speed

      • Carrier's 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.​

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  • Would you like to minimize the spread of microbes, bacteria and viruses throughout your home?

    • Ultraviolet Germicidal Lights can kill these living organisms and help prevent microbial growth on the indoor coil.  It can also help prevent the spread of bacteria and viruses into your home through ductwork.

    • The following can grown on the indoor cooling coil and circulate throughout the home:  bacteria, mold, and fungus.

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