Acquiring a new air and heating system is a significant investment and Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning understands 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 learn 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 governs 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 summer and add outdoor heat in winter. Operating via the thermostat, these primary components regulate 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 each 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 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 really important to work with an HVAC contractor that can ”walk the talk” relating to 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 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 help you determine 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 completed, you should have everything you need to reach a decision, while not feeling like you’ve been “sold” one.
Reduce Energy Consumption
A credible 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 show how you can benefit from the added savings of high-efficiency heating and air conditioning products.
Saving money each month thru energy reduction are important factors because the cost of operating a heating and air conditioning system is usually not factored when estimating 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, the outdoor environment also benefits. So truly consider your choice of 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 comparing Warranties and Guarantees from multiple 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 to honor it. The company should be viable enough to present you with financing options that include manageable, 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 alone 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 239-908-6991 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.