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Choosing the Right HVAC System for a New Construction

New Construction

A well-functioning HVAC system is vital for every building in Hampton, VA. Finding a good HVAC unit can be quite challenging, especially if you’re a first-timer. Here are some tips for choosing the right HVAC system for your new construction:

Determine the Proper Size

The size you need is one of the most critical considerations when purchasing your system. Typically, the proper HVAC size depends on the overall size of your building.

Undersized HVAC systems are inefficient when it comes to heating or cooling large rooms. Oversized units, on the other hand, exhibit frequent short cycling. Your HVAC contractor will consult the building contractor to determine the most appropriate HVAC size for your new construction.


There are various types of HVAC units, each with several advantages and drawbacks. It’ll help if you seek professional advice to identify the proper HVAC system for your construction.

Heating and cooling split systems consist of two major units: the heater and air conditioning. These systems are highly convenient and efficient through all seasons.

Hybrid split systems come in handy if you intend to save on the heating bills. You can switch between electric and gas fuel, minimizing your energy usage.

Ductless mini-splits enhance zoned temperature control, boosting your comfort. Additionally, these systems promote energy conservation and are quick to install.

Packaged HVAC units contain the heating and AC units within one housing. However, these systems are more efficient during warmer seasons.

The Budget

Your budget is also crucial to consider when you’re purchasing an HVAC unit for your new construction. Typically, HVAC systems have different costs, depending on the quality and manufacturer.

Aside from the initial purchasing costs, ensure to include the installation expenses. Additionally, keep in mind that professional maintenance is vital to maintain high HVAC efficiency. Most importantly, don’t compromise on the HVAC quality while going for cheaper buying costs.

Consider the HVAC Ratings

The Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF) ratings determine the overall heat pump efficiency. Experts recommend HVAC systems whose HSPF rating ranges between 7.7 and 13. Energy Star HVACs have an HSPF rating above 8.2.

Moreover, consider the HVAC Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating (SEER). Consider purchasing an HVAC with a SEER between 13 and 30.

Contact Kearney & Sons for top-quality HVAC installation and maintenance. We ensure excellent indoor comfort for your new construction all year.

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