Points to Consider When Buying a New HVAC System in Alliance

March 09, 2015

Acquiring a new air and heating system is a significant investment and Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning knows that. But, when you consider your options, there are many fundamental questions that you need to answer in order to ensure you have an affordable and efficient HVAC solution for your Alliance area home. So let’s outline what you should understand about a new home comfort system.

What Specifically Makes Up A Heating & Air Conditioning System?

Your home’s Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) system, what Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning refers to as the “home comfort system”, typically embodies three major components:

  1. The furnace, which creates heat and air movement
  2. The condenser, the air conditioner or cooling equipment, and
  3. One or several products that control air quality and humidity levels in your home

In some Alliance area homes, a heat pump may be used in place of a furnace and condenser. Heat pumps remove indoor heat in the May – September time-period and add outdoor heat in latter months of the year. Working together with the thermostat, these main components control your indoor environmental comfort level. Like the engine of a car, the home comfort system is the mechanism of your home that ‘drives’ your family’s indoor comfort each day.

The Real Key Is Quality Installation

The specs of your home dictate the choices available to you for a home comfort system. The quality of the installation is essential in that process. If the installation is unprofessional and performed poorly, the equipment, energy-efficiency and your comfort level is hampered significantly. No matter how much you spend, the equipment will experience frequent repair problems in the future if the install was lousy. So it’s absolutely critical to work with a heating and air professional that can prove their installation quality.

Give Consideration To All Potential Features And Options

There are hundreds of makes, models, features and options of comfort equipment available to pick from. You are best served by researching every option that can make your home’s air quality, humidity level, temperature and energy-consumption perfectly fit for your family’s comfort and health needs. A decent home comfort company will assist you in identifying your family’s specific comfort needs and desires, then simply walk you through the most sensible and affordable choices that will meet those needs for you. When they're finished, you should have all the resources you need to make an informed buying decision you are comfortable with.

Reduce Energy Consumption

A reliable home comfort company will also undertake what’s called a heating and cooling load calculation and an energy-efficiency analysis on your home. These calculations not only help you figure out the proper type of equipment needed, they conveniently map the added savings of high-efficiency heating and air conditioning products.

Energy-efficiency and utility savings are essential factors because the cost of operating a heating and air conditioning system is typically not added when reconciling your budget. Think about it - if you can save $700 per year in utility costs with your new home comfort system, what would you do with the extra money in your pocket? As the cost of energy continues to escalate, high-efficiency equipment becomes more and more beneficial to your family’s budget. Likewise, as heating and air conditioning manufacturers move toward making more efficient equipment, the outdoor environment also benefits. So really give some thought to high-efficiency equipment. It’s equipment designed to save much more than just your utility bills; it's environmentally conscious.

Who Are You Dealing With?

When evaluating Warranties and Guarantees from different Alliance area companies, seriously consider and aggressively question the financial health, history and longevity of the businesses you may work with. There are a lot of cheap service pitches out there; its very important that you understand and verify any and all claims and the company’s health. A paper certificate does not amount to much if the issuing company is not around tomorrow and you’re stuck with a poorly installed, malfunctioning system. The company should be viable enough to offer you favorable financing so you can further leverage the financial investment with low, easy to manage monthly payments. The risk with many smaller companies is that they are sold or just go out of business.

In summary, the manufacturer of the equipment will typically warrant difficulties in the equipment, but the installing company solely guarantees the installation work.

Getting Started

If you live in the Alliance area, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can help you. Schedule an appointment online or simply call 330-235-1260 and we will be happy to assist you.

A new furnace or air conditioning system will save you energy and money each month. Buying a new HVAC system is an important decision, so we hope this information has helped you understand the buying process and what to watch out for as you move through it.