Acquiring a new furnace and air conditioning system is a substantial investment and Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning understands that. As you explore your options, there are many important questions that you need answered in order to ensure you have the most energy-efficient and affordable choice for your Edmonton area home. So let’s take a look at what you should be familiar with 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”, commonly consists of three major components:
- The furnace, which facilitates 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 Edmonton area homes, a heat pump may be used in place of a furnace and condenser. Heat pumps withdraws indoor heat in the May – September time-period and add outdoor heat in latter months of the year. In conjunction with the thermostat, these primary components monitor your indoor environmental comfort level. Like the engine of a car, the home comfort system is the engine of your home that ‘drives’ your family’s indoor comfort every day.
The Real Key Is Quality Installation
A new home comfort system must be sized and measured correctly for your specific home in order to determine the selection of equipment and options that can be properly installed. The quality of the installation is critical in that process. If the installation is conducted inadequately, the equipment, energy-efficiency and your comfort level is hampered significantly. It doesn’t matter how much or how little you spend, the equipment will probably undergo frequent repair problems in the future if the install was shotty. So it’s really important to work with a heating and air professional that can prove their installation quality.
Look At All Potential Features And Options
There are hundreds of makes, models, features and options of comfort equipment available to select from. You should always think about every option that can make your home’s air quality, humidity level, temperature and energy-consumption ideal for the health and comfort of your family. A good home comfort company will assist you in identifying your family’s specific comfort needs and desires, then just walk you through all the options available that will meet those needs for you. When they're finished, you should have everything you need to make an informed buying decision you are comfortable with.
How You Can Reduce Energy Usage And Save Money
A trustworthy home comfort company will also perform what’s called a heating and cooling load calculation and an energy-efficiency analysis on your home. These calculations not only decide upon the proper type of equipment needed, they conveniently map the extra savings of high-efficiency heating and air conditioning products.
Energy-efficiency and utility savings are important factors because the cost of operating a heating and air conditioning system is typically not added when reconciling your budget. For example, if your home comfort system could produce a check for $700 each year, what would you do with the unexpected money? As energy costs rise in the future, high-efficiency equipment becomes more and more beneficial to your family’s budget. Likewise, as heating and air conditioning manufacturers build more efficient equipment, the outside environment also benefits. So there is plenty to think about when it comes to high-efficiency equipment. It’s equipment intended to save much more than just your utility bills; it's environmentally conscious.
Who Are You Dealing With?
When comparing Warranties and Guarantees from different Edmonton area companies, carefully 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 make much difference 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 a lot of smaller companies is that they are sold or just go out of business.
In summary, the manufacturer of the equipment will commonly warrant defects in the equipment, but the installing company independently guarantees the installation work.
If you live in the Edmonton area, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can help you. Schedule an appointment online or simply call 587-404-0790 and we will be happy to assist you.
A new furnace or air conditioning system could save you energy and money each month. 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.