Purchasing a new furnace and A/C unit is a significant investment and Service Experts Home Services by Enercare recognizes that. However, when you look at your choices, there are a few essential questions that you need answers for in order to ensure you have the most energy-efficient and affordable choice for your Kingston area home. Now let’s take a look at what you should learn 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 Home Services by Enercare refers to as the “home comfort system”, commonly embodies three major components:
- The furnace, which provides 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 Kingston 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 latter months of the year. In conjunction with the thermostat, these primary components regulate your indoor environmental comfort level. Like the engine of a truck, the home comfort system is the mechanism of your home that ‘drives’ your family’s indoor comfort each day.
Nothing Replaces The Quality Of Your Install
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 unprofessional and performed poorly, 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 absolutely critical to work with an HVAC contractor that can ”walk the talk” relating to their installation quality.
Look At All Potential Features And Options
There are a number of makes, models, features and options of comfort equipment available to select from. You are best served by researching 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 decent 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 completed, you should have everything you need to make an informed buying decision you are comfortable with.
How You Can Reduce Energy Usage And Save Money
A reputable 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.
Energy-efficiency and utility savings are essential factors because the cost of operating a heating and air conditioning system is typically not added when evaluating your budget. Picture 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? When energy costs go up, high-efficiency equipment becomes increasingly helpful to your family’s budget. Equally important, as heating and air conditioning manufacturers move toward making 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.
Will The Company Be Able To Honor Your Warranty?
When comparing Warranties and Guarantees from different Kingston area companies, carefully consider and aggressively question the financial health, history and longevity of the businesses you might assign the job. 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 help you if the issuing company is not around when you need to use 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 summary, the manufacturer of the equipment will usually warrant flaws in the equipment, but the installing company independently guarantees the installation work.
If you live in the Kingston area, Service Experts Home Services by Enercare can help you. Schedule an appointment online or simply call 613-817-1591 and we will be happy to assist you.
A new furnace or air conditioning system could 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.