Acquiring a new furnace and air conditioning system is a significant investment and Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning recognizes that. But, when you consider your options, there are a few important questions that you need answered in order to reasonably guarantee you have an energy-saving and cost-effective option for your Naples area home. Now let’s take a look at what you should understand about a new home comfort system.
What Precisely 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 includes three major components:
- The furnace, which creates 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 Naples area homes, a heat pump may be used instead of a furnace and condenser. Heat pumps expel indoor heat in the hot months and add outdoor heat in winter. Working together with the thermostat, these key components regulate 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.
Nothing Replaces The Quality Of Your Install
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 conducted inadequately, 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 bad. So it’s absolutely critical to work with a company that can prove their installation quality.
Give Consideration To All Possible Features And Options
There are a myriad of makes, models, features and options of comfort equipment available to choose from. You’ll want to look into 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 good home comfort company will assist you in identifying your family’s specific comfort needs and desires, then just walk you through the most sensible and affordable choices that will meet those needs for you. When they're completed, you should have all the resources you need to reach a decision, while not feeling like you’ve been “sold” one.
Reduce Energy Consumption
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 added savings of high-efficiency heating and air conditioning products.
Saving money each month thru energy reduction are big factors because the cost of operating a heating and air conditioning system is often overlooked when figuring out your budget. For example, if you found $700 laying next to your furnace or A/C system each year, what would you do with the unexpected money? As the cost of energy continues to escalate, high-efficiency equipment becomes a “plus” vs. being a “minus” to your family’s budget. By the same token, as heating and air conditioning manufacturers build more efficient equipment, our climate also benefits. So truly consider your choice of high-efficiency equipment. It’s equipment designed to save much more than just your utility bills; it's environmentally conscious.
Will The Company Be Able To Honor Your Warranty?
When evaluating Warranties and Guarantees from various Naples area companies, carefully consider and aggressively question the financial health, history and longevity of the company you are dealing 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 matter too 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 commonly warrant defects in the equipment, but the installing company solely guarantees the installation work.
If you live in the Naples area, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can help you. Schedule an appointment online or simply call and we will be happy to assist you.
A new furnace or air conditioning system could 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.