New Construction Home Planning

Carson's Cooling is happy to provide HVAC consulting and installation services for consideration when building a new construction home.

Here are a few things to consider when mapping out your ideal HVAC setup for your new home:

Energy Efficiency
Energy-efficient heating and cooling appliances may have higher start-up costs, but lower energy costs in the long-term. According to, the national average cost of heat pump installation is $5,386 while the cost for new furnace installation is $4,177. Some homeowners consider energy-efficient HVAC systems a solid investment in their home while others may not place energy efficiency as a high priority.

SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. The SEER rating for an air conditioner measures its energy efficiency, which is the amount of energy it takes to produce a certain amount of cool air. Energy-efficient air conditioners will have high SEER ratings. Furnaces and boilers use AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) to measure energy efficiency.

Packaged Units
Packaged units come from the factory with all components in one casing, making installation and maintenance easier and less expensive. They’re also more efficient than central systems. You can choose a rooftop unit, a window unit, or a wall-mounted unit. You can even use zoning by installing more than one packaged unit.

Ductless Heating and Cooling
Ductless systems are similar to central HVAC systems, but they often have more than one indoor unit. Instead of ductwork, a conduit connects the outdoor unit and the indoor units - this prevents energy loss through leaky ductwork and makes them easier to install. Without ductwork, you’ll also have more closet, attic, and basement space. Many ductless systems use zoning to set different temperatures for different areas or zones to avoid heating or or cooling unoccupied rooms.