Select a Country

A Quick Guide to Buying a New HVAC System

August 5, 2022

When it’s time to buy new HVAC equipment, where do you start?

With so many HVAC solutions on the market, the search for the perfect heating and cooling system for your home can be overwhelming. From feature-rich, designed-for-you solutions to working with a professional contractor, here’s what you can expect when buying an HVAC system.

Designed with You in Mind

Although everyone has different HVAC needs depending on where they live, Rheem strives to make comprehensive heating and cooling equipment fit for every home. It’s why we seek feedback and input from internal and external stakeholders—including homeowners like you—to understand what features are most important and then design products that achieve comfort and ease at home.

Whatever your HVAC system makeup looks like, you can expect all Rheem products to touch on these four pillars:

Efficiency: As an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year, Rheem is committed to making the HVAC industry, and the world, a more sustainable place. Our ENERGY STAR-certified heating and cooling solutions are among the most energy-efficient on the market.

Dependability: Every Rheem A/C unit undergoes the Systems Extreme Environmental Test (SEET) that simulates rain, ice, blistering heat and snow to make sure that your home gets reliable, year-round comfort no matter the weather.

Peace and quiet: An HVAC system should work with you to create a comfortable living space—not be a noisy distraction. Rheem heating and cooling units are designed for quiet performance so that you can peacefully enjoy the quietness of your home, free of any unwanted noises.

Easy installation: Rheem works hand-in-hand with contractors to ensure that every product we put on the market is not only efficient, dependable and quiet but also easy to install and repair, if needed.

Finding the Right Product for Your Home

When you start your HVAC search and browse options online, you’ll notice that there are a lot of choices with a variety of features or terms that you may not readily know—and that’s OK. For instance, you may see words like “SEER” and “scroll compressor” on your air conditioning unit.

Although these terms may seem like a foreign language, they point to a unit’s efficiency ratings and various features. The good news is that you don’t have to take a crash course in HVAC to decode them. A professional, trained contractor can help consult on the right system and features for your home. Working with a contractor will help keep your home’s specific needs at the forefront of your HVAC search. For example, they can help explain how key indicators such as your home’s existing ductwork and location might determine whether a heat pump or air conditioner is a better fit for your home.

Which leads us to the next point …

The Final Step: Installation

Once you (and your contractor) have determined which HVAC system is the best fit for your needs, it’s time for installation. Rheem units are designed for painless installation, and we have an entire network of trained professionals ready to help get the right system placed in your home.

Connect with your local Rheem Pro Partner today to set up a consultation or installation, or take the first step and check out the sustainable, connected and ENERGY STAR-certified HVAC options at