If you’re considering replacing your HVAC system this year, understanding the factors that influence the cost of a system could help save you money in the long run.

Here are some factors that affect the cost of installing a new heating and cooling system, and what you should know about each.

The size of your home. You can probably guess that the larger the home, the bigger the system you’ll need to adequately heat and cool it.

Energy efficiency. A quality, energy-efficient HVAC system may cost more than a less efficient one, but you can anticipate recouping the expense, plus additional savings over the lifetime of the system.

System type. There are multiple ways to heat and cool your home. Most people replacing all or part of an HVAC system will opt to stick with the same type of system they’re replacing. However, you may find a different option will work better.

Ductwork. When you’re installing a new HVAC system, it’s important the ductwork in your home works with the type of system you’ve chosen, and that it’s been properly installed and maintained. Improper ductwork can create hot or cold spots in a home, reduce system efficiency and even allow the growth of mold from condensation.

Accessories. Certain types of accessories can make your new HVAC function more efficiently and provide you with greater ease of use. Programmable thermostats help enhance the energy efficiency of your HVAC system.

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This article is courtesy of Brandpoint.