What to Consider When Buying New HVAC


Are you looking to buy a new heating or cooling system? Before you commit, important considerations should guide your selection process. Factors like size, efficiency, type, fit, and other components narrow your choices for the best HVAC system for your specific needs. Heating systems and air conditioners are big investments, so it’s important to familiarize yourself with some HVAC essentials.

HVAC system outside by side of a home

Greater Knoxville and Lenoir City trust our residential HVAC and commercial HVAC services. We have a proven track record of customer satisfaction with our HVAC installation and maintenance. Our HVAC technicians have decades of experience between them. They know exactly what kind of heating and cooling system will fit your needs based on the following factors.

The Size of Your Space

In older homes especially, it’s common to find HVAC units that aren’t the right size for your space. An HVAC system that is too small will not effectively heat and cool your space. Oppositely, a unit that is too big will consume too much energy and begin short cycling. Both situations cost you more money and shorten the lifespan of the system. 

Most home and business owners do not know how to size an HVAC system. Determining the right size air conditioner and furnace for your home requires professional evaluation and calculations. The best-fit HVAC system accounts for the square footage and ceiling height in your space.

The best way to find an HVAC system that fits your home or office is to call the experts at Chancey & Reynolds. We provide free HVAC installation estimates. Our technicians are NATE certified. They recommend furnaces and air conditioners that fit your space perfectly and perform effectively.

High-Efficiency HVAC

You can drastically reduce heating and cooling costs with high-efficiency HVAC equipment. The US Department of Energy reports that installing higher-efficiency equipment can reduce energy costs. High-efficiency electric heating systems decrease energy costs by 50%. High-efficiency gas furnaces decrease costs by 10%.

We almost always recommend selecting the high-efficiency option. High-efficiency air conditioners and furnaces compensate for their greater up-front cost in energy savings and lifespan. We are experts in new equipment installation, including air conditioning, geothermal heat pumps, smart thermostats, air filtration systems, and natural gas piping.

HVAC Ductwork

The performance of any new air conditioner, furnace, or HVAC accessory relies heavily on the condition of your air ducts. Airflow problems from bad ductwork decrease the performance of your HVAC system, increase your utility costs, and shorten the lifespan of your system.

Air duct problems can result in dusty vents, different temperatures from room to room, strange noises, and poor airflow. You might also notice more expensive utility bills.

Professional ductwork repair and maintenance are critical. Our technicians are NATE-certified to ensure your air ducts meet energy and code requirements. A reliable technician will evaluate your entire home or business HVAC system, including air ducts. We’re experts in air duct installation and replacement, and we even offer solutions for ductless systems.

HVAC Warranties & Maintenance Plans

Many new systems come with HVAC warranties and HVAC maintenance plans. A good warranty lowers your out-of-pocket repair costs if something goes wrong with your new equipment within the warranty term.

You can save money in the long term by selecting HVAC systems with beneficial warranties. As you compare your options, pay attention to the warranty term, what parts are under warranty, and what could void the warranty. Make sure you pick an HVAC contractor that offers routine maintenance plans.

The benefits of Chancey & Reynolds maintenance plans extend beyond the typical coverage. Our Comfort Club members give you priority status, so you always take priority. You also receive a discount on parts and labor for any service, and we never charge for overtime. Our maintenance agreement covers two annual visits, including air conditioning service in the spring and heating service in the fall. 

HVAC Features & Add-Ons

Purchasing a new HVAC system is also the perfect time to install add-ons to improve your quality of life. These HVAC accessories should be installed at the same time as your new air conditioner and heating system. Installing HVAC add-ons at the same time as heating and cooling systems can save money and ensure a cohesive system.

Chancey & Reynolds HVAC experts rely on select, proven heating and cooling accessories to keep our customers comfortable in Greater Knoxville and Lenoir City. The recent advancements in HVAC systems have made a substantial impact on performance and efficiency. From smart thermostats to indoor air quality solutions, you can conserve energy, save money, and improve your quality of life. Get an HVAC-certified professional to help guide you through the new solutions available on the market!

Professional HVAC Installation

Successful installation begins with confidence. Once you’ve picked the right HVAC system, find a professional contractor that you trust. The Chancey & Reynolds team is NATE-certified and experienced in installing new HVAC and HVAC accessories of all makes, models, and types.

Before you buy a new HVAC system, let us help you find the right fit for your home or business. We also offer maintenance plans to keep your HVAC working better and longer.

HVAC Installation Services in Knoxville

We’re happy to provide professional energy assessments to determine your unique needs and offer honest advice and professional recommendations. Our special financing options make it easy for you to get what you need now and pay over time. Call us to see why home and business owners in Greater Knoxville and Lenoir City have trusted us for over 40 years.