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Select a New System

Whether you are building a new home or retrofitting your current home, there are several issues to consider when designing the benefits you want into a new system:

Comfort

Thermostat Control

Energy Savings

Indoor Air Quality

How to Minimize Total Cost of Ownership

New System Guide

As you can see, a new system decision is impacted by many factors. This guide will present your options and your answers will help us design the best system to meet your needs. So let's get started!

The following questions will guide you through these points of consideration:

What type of space do you need to heat and / or cool?

Which energy source do you want to use to heat your home?

What type of system would you like in your home?

Please select answer to question above first

Heating and Cooling Systems

To help us with your evaluation, we need to know what type of system you have in your home. Review the system types below, and chose the one that best represents the system you have in your home. Click on any image for more details about that system type.

Air Conditioner Split System Air Conditioner Only
Air Conditioner Only Details Air Conditioner Condensing Unit Air Handler

This is a split system. You have product that resides inside and outside your home:

  • Air Conditioner - Cools refrigerant
  • Fan Coil - Converts refrigerant and circulates air
  • Ducts - Carry the air throughout your home
  • Control or Thermostat - Your interface for controlling your system
  • Optional Air Quality Accessories such as Air Cleaners or Ventilators - Clean your air before it circulates throughout your home
Furnace / Air Conditioner Split System Air Conditioner Split System
Furnace / Air Conditioner Split System Details Air Conditioner Condensing Unit Gas Furnace

This is a split system. You have product that resides inside and outside your home:

  • Air Conditioner - Cools refrigerant
  • Furnace and Evaporator Coil - Converts refrigerant and circulates air
  • Ducts - Carry the air throughout your home
  • Control or Thermostat - Your interface for controlling your system
  • Optional Air Quality Accessories such as Air Cleaners or Ventilators - Clean your air before it circulates throughout your home
Gas Furnace Furnace Only System
Furnace Only System Details Gas Furnace

You only have product on the inside of your home:

  • Gas Furnace - Circulates air throughout your house
  • Ducts - Carry the air throughout your home
  • Control or Thermostat - Your interface for controlling your system
  • Optional Air Quality Accessories such as Air Cleaners or Ventilators - Clean your air before it circulates throughout your home
Gas Boiler Boiler Only System
Boiler Only System Details Gas Boiler

You only have product on the inside of your home:

  • Gas Boiler - Circulates water to your radiators
  • Control or Thermostat - Your interface for controlling your system
Oil Boiler Boiler Only System
Boiler Only System Details Oil Boiler

You only have product on the inside of your home:

  • Oil Boiler - Circulates water to your radiators
  • Control or Thermostat - Your interface for controlling your system

How long do you expect to stay in this home?

Length of Residency

Residential Home: Heating and Cooling System

If you are moving within the next year or two and believe investing in a new home comfort system will improve the value of your home, you should consider making the investment. If you plan to live in your current residence for many years, it may be wise to invest in your future comfort.

Are you interested in a variable speed system?

Advantages

Systems with variable speed blower motors have significant advantages over single speed systems.

Greater Comfort

  • Reduced room temperature fluctuation
  • Better humidity control
  • Quieter operation due to motor ramping up and down slowly vs on/off
Mother and Child in comfortable, healthy home

Improved Indoor Air Quality

  • Air cleaners only filter the air when the blower is on -  variable speed can run continuously for just pennies a day

Save Money

  • Lower energy billsBag of Money
  • Improves system heating & cooling performance
  • Energy Star rated

Standard VS. Variable Speed Blower

Temperature Swing Comparison
Graph: Temperature Swing Comparison
System Blower Cycle
Graph: System Blower Cycle

Please choose the OUTDOOR sound level that best fits your needs:

Air Conditioner Split System

Noise Level: Outdoor Unit

The quietest OUTDOOR units have two speeds (high and low) and run on low speed about 80% of the time with longer run cycles for dramatically reduced sound levels and less on/off disturbance.

AC Sound Rating

Please choose the INDOOR sound level that best fits your needs:

Furnace

Noise Level: Indoor Unit

The quietest INDOOR units have a variable speed motor and run on low speed about 80-90% of the time for whisper quiet operation. They also have longer run cycles and gradual ramping up/down for less on/off disturbance.

Comparative Sound Ratings
(Decibels)

Noise Level Comparison
Furnace

Variable Speed

Furnace

2 Speed

Furnace

Single Speed

Would you like to manage your financial risk with an Extended Warranty?

Would you be interested in an Annual Service Agreement to protect your system?

Please choose the level of thermostat functionality you are interested in:

Indoor

ECOBEE3 LITE PRO
Carrier ECOBEE3 LITE PROSee product details

Indoor

ECOBEE3 LITE PRO
Carrier ECOBEE3 LITE PRO

The ecobee3 lite, Powered by Carrier, tailors itself to your schedule, your personal comfort preferences and the weather outside. It can also provide details on savings each month and insight into your heating and cooling equipment performance. Compatible with your smart home. Works seamlessly with third-party smart home platforms such as Apple® HomeKit®, Amazon® Alexa®, Google® Assistant, Samsung® SmartThings® and IFTTT®

Features
  • Save up to 23% on heating and cooling costs.
  • Energy Star® certified

Indoor

Performance™ Edge® Programmable Thermostat
Carrier Performance™ Edge® Programmable ThermostatSee product details

Indoor

Performance™ Edge® Programmable Thermostat
Carrier Performance™ Edge® Programmable Thermostat

This versatile and beautiful Edge thermostat can manage any Performance™ or Comfort™ series system. Its slim, wall-hugging design gives you up to seven faceplate color options so you can customize your look. It's capable of managing temperatures, ventilation, airflow and indoor air quality. This model is configured for systems using a heat pump for cooling and seasonal heating. Display module is .8" deep and can be attached directly to the wall when its control module portion is installed on furnace or fan coil.

Features
  • Intuitive, on-screen prompts
  • Large, illuminated display shows inside and outside temperatures and time
  • Comes with attractive silver faceplate
  • Intelligent, heating- and-cooling comfort staging capable
  • Auto changeover between heating and cooling
  • Ventilation management capable
  • Day-at-a-glance 7-day or 5/2 (wake, away, home, sleep) programming
  • Vacation programming controls temperature and humidity
  • Smart recovery for energy savings during system ramp up periods
  • Fixed-schedule based filter,UV lamp and/or humidifier panel replacement reminders

Indoor

Comfort™ Programmable TOUCH-N-GO® Thermostat
Carrier Comfort™ Programmable TOUCH-N-GO® ThermostatSee product details

Indoor

Comfort™ Programmable TOUCH-N-GO® Thermostat
Carrier Comfort™ Programmable TOUCH-N-GO® Thermostat

This Comfort model is designed to give you the benefits of energy saving programming features in a simple, easy-to-read and attractive thermostat. It allows both weekday/weekend programming and simple, Touch-N-Go programming for one-button, energy-saving, quick settings when you're on the go or ready for sleep. This model is configured for systems using a heat pump for cooling and seasonal heating.

Features
  • One-button Touch-N-Go® quick-settings-change feature
  • Large, illuminated display
  • Intelligent, heating and cooling comfort staging capable
  • Auto changeover between heating and cooling
  • Fixed-schedule based filter replacement reminders

Would you like your system to have a humidifier to maintain comfortable, energy saving humidity levels during the dry heating months?

Problematic Dry Air

Too little moisture in your home can cause the following conditions:

Inhaler

Increased personal discomfort

Viruses

Increased breeding ground for viruses

Damaged Walls

Cracked paint and plaster

Electronics

Increased static electricity damage

Damaged Floors

Dried out wood floors and furniture


It is recommended that indoor humidity levels be maintained in the 40-60% range.

Would you like your system to effectively control humidity for greater comfort, better air quality and lower energy bills?

High Humidity

Too much humidity can create a breeding ground for …

Bacteria

Bacteria

Mold

Mold

Dust Mites

Dust Mites

…aggravating allergies and asthma.

Chart: Optimum Humidity Levels

Controlling Humidity

Your home comfort system should provide both comfortable temperatures and comfortable humidity levels.

It is recommended that indoor humidity be managed to be in the 40-60% range.

Humdity System

  • A system with variable speed blower
  • A thermostat with humidity control

Would you like to bring in fresh air and exhaust stale air without the wasted energy and discomfort of an open window?

Ventilators

A ventilator will help to dilute:

Cooking Odors

Cooking Odors

Pet Odors

Pet Odors

Chemical Odors

Odors from Paints and Chemicals

Ventilator

Ventilator Benefits

  • Odor dilution
  • Introduction of fresh, outside air
  • Reduces energy loss to a minimum

Please provide us the following information: