Acquiring a new furnace and air conditioning system is a major investment and Teays Valley Service Experts understands that. As you explore your options, there are several essential questions that you need answers for in order to reasonably guarantee you have an affordable and efficient HVAC solution for your Hurricane area home. So let’s take a look at what you should be familiar with about a new home comfort system.
What Exactly Makes Up A Heating & Air Conditioning System?
Your home’s Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) system, what Teays Valley Service Experts refers to as the “home comfort system”, usually embodies three major components:
- The furnace, which provides heat and air movement
- The condenser, the air conditioner or cooling equipment, and
- One or several components that regulates air quality and humidity levels in your home
In some Hurricane area homes, a heat pump may be used in place of a furnace and condenser. Heat pumps remove indoor heat in the hot months and add outdoor heat in the colder months. In conjunction with the thermostat, these key components control your indoor environmental comfort level. Like the engine of a truck, the home comfort system is the mechanism of your home that ‘drives’ your family’s indoor comfort every day.
Nothing Replaces The Quality Of Your Install
Picking the right equipment for your home depends upon the size of the home itself. The quality of the installation is essential in that process. If the installation is poor, the equipment, energy-efficiency and your comfort suffers dramatically. No matter how much you spend, the equipment will experience frequent repair problems in the future if the install was lousy. So it’s really important to work with a company that can back-up their installation quality.
Think About All Available Features And Options
There are a number of makes, models, features and options of comfort equipment available to choose from. You are best served by researching every option to ensure your home’s air quality, humidity level, temperature and energy-consumption exactly the way you desire for your family’s lifestyle and health needs. A good home comfort company will assist you in identifying your family’s specific comfort needs and desires, then simply walk you through all the options available that will meet those needs for you. When they're done, you should have all the resources you need to make an informed buying decision you are comfortable with.
Energy Savings Now Prevail
A reputable 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 determine the proper type of equipment needed, they demonstrate the extra savings of high-efficiency heating and air conditioning products.
Uncovering hidden saving thru a reduction in household energy consumption are important factors because the cost of operating a heating and air conditioning system is typically not added when figuring out your budget. For example, if you can save $700 per year in utility costs with your new home comfort system, what would you do with this new found money? As the cost of energy continues to escalate, high-efficiency equipment becomes more and more beneficial to your family’s budget. By the same token, as heating and air conditioning manufacturers build more efficient equipment, our climate also benefits. So carefully consider high-efficiency equipment. It’s equipment developed to save much more than just your utility bills; it's environmentally conscious.
Will The Company Be Able To Honor Your Warranty?
When conducting your “apples-to-apples” comparison of Warranties and Guarantees from multiple Hurricane area companies, strongly consider and aggressively question the financial stability, history and longevity of the businesses you might assign the job. There are plenty of inexpensive, inexperienced HVAC service companies doing business today; buyer beware. A paper certificate does not help you if the issuing company is not around when you need to use it. The company should be viable enough to supply you favorable financing so you can further leverage the financial investment with low, easy to manage monthly payments. The risk with too many smaller companies is that they are sold or just go out of business.
In short, the manufacturer of the equipment will typically warrant defects in the equipment, but the installing company solely guarantees the installation work.
If you live in the Hurricane area, Teays Valley Service Experts can help you. Schedule an appointment online or simply call 304-760-5088 and we will be happy to assist you.
A new furnace or air conditioning system will save you energy and money all year long. We know that buying a new system is a big decision; we hope this information has helped you understand the buying process and what to watch out for as you move through it.