Asking the Right Questions

Choosing the right heating and cooling system is not always easy and there are a lot of questions you should ask yourself before making your purchase. To ensure we can recommend the products that make the most sense for you, your family, your home and your lifestyle, consider the following questions:

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  • Has your home been cold enough during summer and warm enough in the winter?
  • How long do you intend to keep your house? Do you see yourself enjoying your system for years, or are you upgrading your system to increase the resale value of your home?
  • Have you considered investing more money in your equipment now to save money in long-term energy costs? Or are you looking to save on your up-front equipment costs?
  • Do you want the ability to create different temperatures in different rooms throughout your home? If so, how many?
  • How important is air quality to you? Does anyone in your home suffer from asthma, allergies or dry skin? Do you have pets in your home?
  • Are you concerned about the environment?


Here are four factors you may want to consider when searching for a heating and cooling system that meets your preferences


Not all heating and air systems include the same comfort features. You’ll want to find the right features for your home, budget and lifestyle. This may include a Wi-Fi thermostat, an integrated humidifier, weather protection features or the ability to create multiple heating and cooling zones.


Efficiency – You don’t have to sacrifice your utility bill to find a heating and cooling system that can keep you comfortable. Heat pumps provide an ideal and efficient option for many homeowners in our climate. When searching for an efficient system, focus on the SEER rating. A SEER rating of 16 or more often meets the standards for rebates through ENERGY STAR® or your local utility company.


If finding a quiet system is your priority, make sure to check the decibel level. Many heating and cooling units measure between 60 and 70 decibels. Some of the quietest heating and cooling systems measure between 50 and 60 decibels. That may not seem like much, but 50 decibels is actually about 75 percent quieter than 70 decibels.


While some use the name Freon interchangeably with refrigerant, it’s worth noting that they are not the same. Freon is a refrigerant product that is being phased out and discontinued by the year 2020. If you’re aiming to make an environmentally conscious heating and cooling decision, make sure you’re choosing a system that uses Puron™ (or R-410A) refrigerant or an energy efficient system, such as a Geothermal heat pump.


We’re a proud Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer and we stand behind the Carrier brand. We believe that Carrier systems are the best heating and cooling systems available. Here are a few features that puts Carrier ahead of the competition:

Infinity® System

This revolutionary application of a two-stage heat pump reduces energy usage and enhances comfort. The Carrier total indoor comfort system will allow you to set up to 8 different temperature zones for your home, allowing customized comfort to make the most of your utility expenditure.


This exclusive dual fuel system pairs a gas furnace with an electric heat pump providing unparalleled peace of mind and predictable heating and cooling costs. The HYBRID HEAT® dual fuel system will automatically switch between gas and electricity as needed for optimal performance and efficiency.

Comfort® Heat Pump System

Carrier’s exclusive heat pump system divides its efforts into high and low settings, utilizing the low setting for 80% of all tasks to maintain a consistent temperature and greater air circulation.


Humidity plays a huge part in how comfortable you feel inside your home. If you’re tired of the dry, static-laden feel of your home, Carrier can provide the perfect solution with an integrated humidifier, variable-speed furnace or fan coil, and Infinity heat pump. This will allow you to feel cooler while the temperature is high in the summer and warmer at low temperatures in the winter, saving you money. Part of being comfortable is ensuring your air is the ideal humidity.

Durability: WeatherArmor Ultra™

Protect your HVAC system by shielding it from the damage of hail, snow, rain water, pests, mold, and other hazards. This galvanized steel cabinet will keep your system looking great and performing at peak efficiency for years to come.


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We work closely with Carrier to offer premier heating and cooling systems designed to be efficient, effective and innovative. As a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer, we don’t just sell and service Carrier systems and parts. We must adhere to rigorous standards to qualify for factory endorsement, including:

  • Participating in extensive factory training on technical aspects of equipment installation, maintenance and repair
  • Identifying and recommending solutions that provide excellent comfort and value specific to your needs
  • Incorporating Carrier products that are energy-efficient, reliable, quiet and environmentally sound
  • Employing NATE-certified technicians who have passed a stringent set of exams
  • Maintaining all required local licenses with insurance and liability coverage
  • Correcting any problems you have with your system or removing the equipment and refunding your purchase price within one year of installation, if for any reason you are dissatisfied with your Carrier equipment
  • Solicit and respond to customer feedback, maintaining exemplary scores in a Carrier-approved customer satisfaction program


We’re here to help you through the process of finding the perfect system for your situation. Live Chat with one of our team members or send us a message and one of our home comfort specialists will reach out to you as soon as possible.


If you’re ready to purchase a new system, schedule a consultation online and one of our team members will contact you shortly to confirm the date and time. After your initial appointment, we’ll provide you with a free estimate and schedule your installation.
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