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A Guide for Choosing the right HVAC System in Las Vegas

A Guide for Choosing the right HVAC System in Las Vegas

You want to create the ideal environment at home or at work in Las Vegas? Your attempts to find the one and only HVAC System always reach a complete deadlock? With all those hundreds of options you may find yourself confused and, as a result, unenthusiastic about the idea of buying a new HVAC System. Although choosing the right HVAC System may be challenging and even intimidating, we are here to help you “bring comfort your space and maximise your energy efficiency”.

First things first! To be confident and make the best decision you should have at least a general understanding of what you are dealing with.


HVAC System – what is it?

An HVAC System (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning System) is an important part of any residential and commercial structure, as its main mission is to heat or cool the room properly for you to feel comfortable in it. 

Types of HVAC Systems

There are a few types of HVAC Systems you should be aware of. To buy a new AC Unit or replace an old one, it is better for you to know the difference between them and the purpose they serve for. Certainly each of HVAC Units have pros and cons, so think twice before choosing the one for you.

4 main types of HVAC Systems:

  1. Heating & Cooling Split Systems
  2. Hybrid Split System
  3. Ductless AC – Mini Split Systems
  4. Heating & Air Conditioner Packages

Heating & Cooling Split Systems

A Heating & Cooling Split System consists of two components: a heating system and a cooling system. The cooling unit is usually located outdoors while the heating unit is installed indoor (e.g. in your basement, garage, attic, etc.). 

Hybrid Split System

A Hybrid Split System slightly differs from a Heating & Cooling Split System, as it uses an Electric Hybrid Heating System. Depending on how you want to heat your home, a Hybrid Split System enables you to choose between gas power and electric power. Gas power is quicker whereas electric power is more efficient and quieter.

Ductless AC – Mini Split Systems

A ductless, or mini-split system consists of many inside units attached to an outdoor compressor. They are located in each room that you want to heat or cool, which makes it possible for you to control temperature in each room independently. 

Heating & Air Conditioner Packages

A Heating & Air Conditioner Package contains both Heating and Air Units within one unit. It is usually installed in the attic or top floor storage space. 


How to choose the right size HVAC system?

To choose the right HVAC System you should take into consideration your budget, the Central Air-Conditioning brand, the size of your home and the energy efficient level (SEER) in the first place. 

If you live in Las Vegas, NV and need the perfect HVAC System but you find it hard to choose the right one, it is better to consult with a reliable local Air Conditioning Contractor. Nevada Residential Service Air Conditioning & Heating is always ready to analyze your preferences and offer you the best possible option as for your specific needs. Moreover, the qualified technicians from Nevada Residential Service will provide you with professional HVAC System installation.

What is the best HVAC system for the money?

The total cost for the HVAC System installation project is important. You don’t want your budget expenditure to go far beyond your means, do you? Consider also the long-term expenses relating to your new Central Air Conditioning System. Obviously, the more energy efficient the HVAC system is, the more money you can save by reducing your future utility bills. 

In addition, due to technological advances HVAC Systems have a lot of new features that make it even harder to choose the right whole home central air or ductless mini split AC Unit. Yet you may not need all the bells and whistles and so, there is no point in overpaying.

Besides, the amount of money you will spend on the HVAC installation project depends on the type of HVAC Unit, whether it be an Air Conditioner, a Heat Pump, a Furnace, etc.

HVAC System Costs by Type

HVAC Installation Costs Average Cost
Electric Furnace Installation
Ductless HVAC System
Cooling & Heating
Central Air Conditioner Installation
Cooling & Heating
Gas Furnace Installation
Oil Furnace Installation
Air Source Heat Pump Installation
Cooling & Heating


Which AC brand is the best?

The reliability, durability and efficiency of any HVAC System much depends on the chosen brand. So, if you want to purchase a new AC Unit, you should consider the leading AC brands and find the Air Conditioning Contractor that services AC Units of the chosen brand. 

Best Air Conditioner Brands

  1. American Standard
  2. Trane
  3. Amana
  4. York
  5. Mitsubishi
  6. Goodman
  7. Carrier
  8. Rheem
  9. Lennox
  10. Bryant

You may want to read more information about top 10 AC brands in Las Vegas.
Keep in mind that Nevada Residential Service works with any of these AC brands and provides local residential & commercial Air Conditioning repair, AC replacement and installation for Las Vegas, Henderson and surrounding areas.


How are HVAC Systems rated & what SEER rating should I get?

The standard rating used to measure efficiency of Air Conditioning & Heating Systems is Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER). The higher the SEER rating is, the more energy efficient the HVAC System is. It means that it consumes less energy making less impact on the environment and, thus, has a greater potential to reduce your energy costs. The highest SEER rating is SEER 30. We strongly recommend choosing an AC Unit with a SEER of 13.0 at least.

AC Brand SEER Rating
American Standard 13 - 22 SEER
Carrier 13 - 22 SEER
Goodman 13 - 18 SEER
Trane 14 - 18.5 SEER
Rheem 13 - 20 SEER
Lennox 13 - 26 SEER
York 13 - 18 SEER
Amana 14 - 25 SEER
Bryant 13 - 20.5 SEER
Mitsubishi 15-24.6 SEER


How to choose the right size HVAC system?

When it comes to HVAC System selection, your home will pick the size of the AC Unit. The right size system is vital, because an oversized system will cause high utility bills, uneven temperatures and poor humidity control whereas an undersized system will run all the time and still won’t be able to keep you comfortable. So, it is important to determine the proper size of equipment for your home and your heating & cooling needs.

“The maximum size unit you should buy would be 25% over the BTUs you need for cooling”. In other words, it takes about 25 BTUs to cool one square foot of home. All you have to do is multiply the square footage of your home that needs to be cooled by 25.

The table below shows the average BTU (British Thermal Unit used to measure energy for heating and cooling) that you may need depending on various home sizes.  

Square Footage BTU needed for cooling
500 – 1,000 square feet 12,500 – 25,000 BTUs
1,000 – 1,500 square feet 25,000 – 37,500 BTUs
1,500 – 2,000 square feet 37,500 – 50,000 BTUs
2,000 – 2,500 square feet 50,000 – 62,500 BTUs
2,500+ square feet 62,500 BTUs and up

Efficiency, reliability and performance of your HVAC System are directly related to the quality of installation. When you're investing thousands of dollars on a new system it's important that your system operates the way you expect it to. That is why Nevada Residential Service is the best option to run the HVAC replacement or installation project in Las Vegas.

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