Points to Consider When Buying a New HVAC System in Niagara Falls

March 09, 2015

Acquiring a new furnace and air conditioning system is a major investment and Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning understands that. However, when you look at your choices, there are several important 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 take a look at 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”, often embodies three major components:

  1. The furnace, which facilitates heat and air movement
  2. The condenser, the air conditioner or cooling equipment, and
  3. One or several parts that regulates air quality and humidity levels in your home

In some Niagara Falls area homes, a heat pump may be used rather than a furnace and condenser. Heat pumps withdraws indoor heat in the summer and add outdoor heat in the colder months. Working together with the thermostat, these primary components control 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 unprofessional and performed poorly, the equipment, energy-efficiency and your comfort level is dramatically impacted. 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 especially important to work with an HVAC contractor that can prove their installation quality.

Give Consideration To All Potential Features And Options

There are hundreds 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 exactly the way you desire for your family’s lifestyle 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 done, you should have everything you need to make an informed buying decision you are comfortable with.

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 help you figure out the proper type of equipment needed, they conveniently map the extra savings of high-efficiency heating and air conditioning products.

Saving money each month thru energy reduction are essential factors because the cost of operating a heating and air conditioning system is often overlooked 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? As energy costs rise in the future, high-efficiency equipment becomes more and more beneficial to your family’s budget. By the same token, as heating and air conditioning manufacturers produce 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 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 amount to 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 difficulties in the equipment, but the installing company independently guarantees the installation work.

Getting Started

If you live in the Niagara Falls area, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning 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 every single 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.

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