Acquiring a new furnace and A/C unit is a significant investment and Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning understands that. However, when you look at your choices, there are many essential questions that you need answered in order to ensure you have an affordable and efficient HVAC solution for your Ravenna 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”, commonly is made up of three major components:
- The furnace, which creates heat and air movement
- The condenser, the air conditioner or cooling equipment, and
- One or several parts that regulates air quality and humidity levels in your home
In some Ravenna area homes, a heat pump may be used rather than a furnace and condenser. Heat pumps withdraws indoor heat in the hot months and add outdoor heat in latter months of the year. Operating via the thermostat, these key components monitor your indoor environmental comfort level. Like the engine of a car, the home comfort system is the instrument of your home that ‘drives’ your family’s indoor comfort each day.
Quality Installation Is The Key
The specs of your home dictate the choices available to you for a home comfort system. The quality of the installation is critical in that process. If the installation is unprofessional and performed poorly, the equipment, energy-efficiency and your comfort suffers dramatically. Irregardless of how much you spent, the equipment will suffer from frequent repair problems in the future if the install was bad. So it’s especially important to work with a company that can ”walk the talk” relating to their installation quality.
Look At All Potential Features And Options
There are a number of makes, models, features and options of comfort equipment available to pick from. You should always think about 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. An ethical home comfort company will assist you in identifying your family’s specific comfort needs and desires, then simply walk you through the best solutions that will meet those needs for you. When they're done, you should have the knowledge you need to reach a decision, while not feeling like you’ve been “sold” one.
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 decide upon the proper type of equipment needed, they demonstrate the added savings of high-efficiency heating and air conditioning products.
Energy-efficiency and utility savings are big factors because the cost of operating a heating and air conditioning system is usually not factored when estimating 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? When energy costs go up, high-efficiency equipment becomes increasingly helpful to your family’s budget. By the same token, as heating and air conditioning manufacturers build more efficient equipment, the outdoor 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.
Will The Company Be Able To Honor Your Warranty?
When conducting your “apples-to-apples” comparison of Warranties and Guarantees from multiple Ravenna area companies, seriously consider and aggressively question the financial stability, history and longevity of the businesses you may work with. Unfortunately, this industry (like others) have some unreliable or unethical representatives out there; they are the companies you will want to watch out for. A paper certificate does not make much difference if the issuing company is not around when you need to use it. The company should be viable enough to offer you with financing options that include manageable, 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 flaws in the equipment, but the installing company alone guarantees the installation work.
If you live in the Ravenna area, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can help you. Schedule an appointment online or simply call 330-236-4793 and we will be happy to assist you.
A new furnace or air conditioning system could save you energy and money all year long. Although it’s a big decision to get a new system, we hope this information has helped you understand the buying process and what to watch out for as you move through it.