How to Choose a New System

What are some of the key factors to consider when purchasing a new heating and cooling system?

How It Works

Curious about the tricks of the trade? Click on the links below to find out how exactly our products work.

Air Conditioner
Gas Furnace
Heat Pump: Cooling
Heat Pump: Heating

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Product Comparison Charts

To help you decide which Heil® product and warranty protection is best for you, select from the following at-a-glance comparisons.

Split System Air Conditioners & Heat Pumps
Gas Furnace
Oil Furnace
Fan Coil
Package System Air Conditioners, Heat Pumps, & Gas/Electric

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Warranty

Compare each manufacturer’s warranty on key components and parts. Initial savings on lower-cost products can evaporate if key components fail after they’re out of warranty. Strong warranty programs ensure you’re protected. Click here for more information on Heil product warranties.

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Extended Warranty

Heil warranties are among the best in the industry—your written assurance of quality. Click here for more detailed information.

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Energy Efficiency

By selecting products with the recommended efficiency ratings for your area, you can save on your utility bill. Compare the purchase price and operating costs of similarly rated products for an apples-to-apples comparison. Also, the Department of Energy (DOE) has established minimum efficiencies that require heating and cooling products to be significantly more energy-efficient than products manufactured prior to 1992. Click here to find out more about energy efficiency.

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Comfortable Operation

Make sure your new system will meet your comfort requirements! Things like quiet operation, even-air-flow and moisture control all affect your system’s overall performance and your comfort level. And not all systems are created equal! Check to be sure that your system operates to your required specifications.

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System Analysis & Design By A Professional

If your present system is more than 10 years old, your dealer may perform an analysis that evaluates duct sizing, runs, and registers in your home. In addition, if you’ve made changes to your home since your last system was installed, these may affect your heating and cooling needs. Make sure your dealer knows about these changes.

Because heating and cooling requirements vary by building, geographical area, and the specific needs of the occupants, products are available in a wide range of capacities, performance options, and features. That’s why a trained, professional contractor should help you choose the right system for your home or business.

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Preventive Maintenance Plans

Ask what maintenance or service plans a dealer offers. Regular maintenance on heating and cooling equipment will ensure that it continues to perform efficiently for years.

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Return On Investment/Financing Options

Many times you can offset the investment cost by savings on your monthly utility bills. By estimating efficiency savings, you can approximate how long it would take for the new unit to pay for itself. For example, if it costs $3,000 to install, but saves you $65 every month, it will pay for itself in less than four years.

Ask what financing options are available. Many dealers participate in manufacturer-sponsored finance programs that let you make convenient monthly payments. If you are also saving money on your utility bill every month, it can help offset the monthly payment for the system!

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