Choosing a new HVAC system for your home can be daunting. How do you know when the time is right for a replacement? How do you choose which system is the right one for you? How can you narrow down your options? If you haven’t tackled a project like this before, you might have hundreds of questions running through your mind, but it’s not really as difficult as you might think.

It may come as a surprise that heating and cooling expenses can account for more than half of your energy bill. Accordingly, choosing the best heating, ventilating, and air conditioning system is important for your comfort, health, and budget. Whether you are looking for central air conditioning, ductless air conditioning, or heat pumps, a good HVAC system should run smoothly while maintaining the desired temperature in your house and keeping your energy costs down.

If you’re thinking about whether to replace or upgrade your current HVAC system, you need to know about the best options available to you, familiarizing yourself with newer HVAC features and learning about efficiency ratings as you decide how you can choose the most reliable contractor. Don’t make a hasty decision that you might regret. The following infographic, published by Davis Air Conditioning and Heating, highlights useful information about SEER and AFUE ratings, as well as features and benefits that are available with new high-efficiency systems. You can also find important information on how to choose a contractor wisely. With a little research and basic knowledge, you can be sure to choose the best HVAC system for you and your family.