Buying Guide

5 Steps to Better Home Heating and Cooling

What you need to know to make your home as comfortable as possible.

Do you need to replace your furnace or air conditioner? Or, are you looking for ways to improve the comfort of your home and make your current system more efficient? At Sandium we developed these five steps to help you get the most out of your home’s heating and cooling system.


STEP ONE: Choose the right service provider »
Who you choose to repair, install and service your home heating and cooling equipment is as important as what furnace and air conditioner you decide to purchase. Find out what questions you should ask to make sure you are working with a qualified and trustworthy heating and cooling company.


STEP TWO: Purchase a service plan »
A service plan helps to ensure that your heating and cooling system is up to date and working as efficiently as possible. And, it can help you head off repairs. Learn what features and perks you should look for in a service plan.


STEP THREE: Understand how HVAC affects your home and health »
Breathing clean, fresh, properly moisturized air can help you avoid colds, infections and asthma attacks. You can improve the quality of your air by choosing equipment that removes mold, bacteria and other allergens. It is important to understand exactly how your air quality affects your health before deciding which pieces of equipment to buy.


STEP FOUR: Choose the right furnace or air conditioner for your home »
One of the most important things to consider when deciding on a new air conditioner or furnace is efficiency. Depending on your selection, and heating or cooling needs, you may be able to offset your monthly payments with the money you will be saving on your energy bill.


STEP FIVE: Get familiar with the lingo by using our glossary »
Understanding the language surrounding HVAC can help clear up a lot of the confusion, and eliminate a lot of the anxiety when making a purchase decision.