Acquiring a new furnace and air conditioning system is a major investment and Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning appreciates that. As you explore your options, there are many fundamental questions that you need answers for in order to assure you have the most energy-efficient and affordable choice for your Denver area home. So let’s take a look at what you should be familiar with 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 Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning refers to as the “home comfort system”, often consists of three major components:
- The furnace, which facilitates heat and air movement
- The condenser, the air conditioner or cooling equipment, and
- One or several parts that governs air quality and humidity levels in your home
In some Denver area homes, a heat pump may be used in place of a furnace and condenser. Heat pumps expel indoor heat in the summer and add outdoor heat in the colder months. Operating via the thermostat, these key components monitor your indoor environmental comfort level. Like the engine of a automobile, the home comfort system is the mechanism of your home that ‘drives’ your family’s indoor comfort every 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 extremely important in that process. If the installation is conducted inadequately, the equipment, energy-efficiency and your comfort level is dramatically impacted. No matter how much you spend, the equipment will probably undergo frequent repair problems in the future if the install was shotty. So it’s really important to work with an HVAC contractor that can back-up their installation quality.
Give Consideration To All Available Features And Options
There are a myriad of makes, models, features and options of comfort equipment available to select from. You should always think about every option to assure your home’s air quality, humidity level, temperature and energy-consumption perfectly fit for your family’s comfort and health needs. A decent home comfort company will help you determine your family’s specific comfort needs and desires, then simply walk you through all the options available that will meet those needs for you. When they're done, you should have the knowledge you need to make an informed buying decision you are comfortable with.
Energy Savings Now Prevail
A reliable home comfort company will also perform 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 additional 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 typically not added when estimating your budget. Imagine if you found $700 laying next to your furnace or A/C system each year, what would you do with this new found money? As the cost of energy continues to escalate, high-efficiency equipment becomes a “plus” vs. being a “minus” to your family’s budget. Equally important, as heating and air conditioning manufacturers build more efficient equipment, the outside environment also benefits. So carefully consider high-efficiency equipment. It’s equipment designed to save much more than just your utility bills; it's environmentally conscious.
Who Are You Dealing With?
When conducting your “apples-to-apples” comparison of Warranties and Guarantees from multiple Denver area companies, seriously consider and aggressively question the financial health, history and longevity of the businesses you may work with. There are plenty of inexpensive, inexperienced HVAC service companies doing business today; 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 to honor it. The company should be viable enough to present you with financing options that include manageable, monthly payments. The risk with many smaller companies is that they are sold or just go out of business.
In short, the manufacturer of the equipment will commonly warrant flaws in the equipment, but the installing company solely guarantees the installation work.
If you live in the Denver area, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can help you. Schedule an appointment online or simply call 303-647-5853 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.