Acquiring a new air and heating system is a major investment and Niagara Home Services by Enercare understands that. However, when you look at your choices, there are several fundamental questions that you need to answer in order to reasonably guarantee you have an energy-saving and cost-effective option for your Niagara Falls area home. To that end, let’s examine what you should learn 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 Niagara Home Services by Enercare refers to as the “home comfort system”, often embodies three major components:
- The furnace, which provides heat and air movement
- The condenser, the air conditioner or cooling equipment, and
- One or several products that regulates air quality and humidity levels in your home
In some Niagara Falls area homes, a heat pump may be used in place of a furnace and condenser. Heat pumps withdraws indoor heat in the summer and add outdoor heat in winter. Operating via the thermostat, these primary components monitor your indoor environmental comfort level. Like the engine of a truck, the home comfort system is the instrument of your home that ‘drives’ your family’s indoor comfort each day.
The Real Key Is Quality Installation
Picking the right equipment for your home depends upon the size of the home itself. The quality of the installation is critical in that process. If the installation is poor, the equipment, energy-efficiency and your comfort suffers dramatically. Irregardless of how much you spent, the equipment will probably undergo frequent repair problems in the future if the install was shotty. 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 myriad of makes, models, features and options of comfort equipment available to pick from. You’ll want to look into 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 the most sensible and affordable choices that will meet those needs for you. When they're done, 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 trustworthy home comfort company will also execute 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 conveniently map the extra savings of high-efficiency heating and air conditioning products.
Energy-efficiency and utility savings are essential factors because the cost of operating a heating and air conditioning system is usually not factored when reconciling your budget. Picture if you found $700 laying next to your furnace or A/C system each year, what would you do with the unexpected money? 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 move toward making more efficient equipment, our climate 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 different Niagara Falls area companies, carefully consider and aggressively question the financial stability, history and longevity of the businesses you might assign the job. There are a lot of cheap service pitches out there; they are the companies you will want to watch out for. A paper certificate does not matter too much 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 usually warrant defects in the equipment, but the installing company independently guarantees the installation work.
If you live in the Niagara Falls area, Niagara Home Services by Enercare can help you. Schedule an appointment online or simply call 289-273-2229 and we will be happy to assist you.
A new furnace or air conditioning system can save you energy and money each month. 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.