Buying a replacement heating and cooling system is like buying a car. It's a mechanical system and there are high- and low-quality versions to choose from. There are the brands you know will break down more often and don't last as long, and there are those that run year-after-year without any mechanical problems, assuming you observe the recommended maintenance schedule.
If you're building a new home, or installing HVAC system that has never had that type of heating and cooling system, cost is likely going to be a major consideration.
While a new HVAC system is one of the most expensive appliances you'll ever purchase, it's important to weigh both first-time and lifetime costs for each option to ensure you invest in the highest-quality system you can afford. In almost all cases, spending extra now for a system that is both energy-efficient, and has the features most important to your lifestyle, will pay off over time.
Topics: HVAC Cost