Points to Consider When Buying a New HVAC System in Denver

March 09, 2015

Acquiring a new air and heating system is a major investment and Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning appreciates that. However, when you look at your choices, 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. To that end, let’s examine what you should be familiar with 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 consists of 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 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. Working together with the thermostat, these primary components control 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 year round.

Quality Installation Is The Key

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 extremely important 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 probably undergo frequent repair problems in the future if the install was shotty. So it’s really important to work with a company that can back-up their installation quality.

Give Consideration To All Available Features And Options

There are hundreds of makes, models, features and options of comfort equipment available to choose 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 the most sensible and affordable choices that will meet those needs for you. When they're finished, you should have the knowledge you need to reach a decision, while not feeling like you’ve been “sold” one.

Energy Savings Now Prevail

A reliable 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 conveniently map the additional 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 typically not added when figuring out your budget. Think about it - if you found $700 laying next to your furnace or A/C system each year, what would you do with the extra money in your pocket? 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 developed to save much more than just your utility bills; it's environmentally conscious.

Only Stability Makes Warranties And Guarantees Matter

When conducting your “apples-to-apples” comparison of Warranties and Guarantees from various Denver area companies, seriously consider and aggressively question the financial stability, history and longevity of the businesses you may work with. There are a lot of cheap service pitches out there; buyer beware. 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 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.

To summarize, the manufacturer of the equipment will typically warrant flaws in the equipment, but the installing company alone guarantees the installation work.

Getting Started

If you live in the Denver 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.

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