Points to Consider When Buying a New HVAC System in Mobile

March 09, 2015

Acquiring a new furnace and air conditioning system is a substantial investment and Climate Control Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning understands that. However, when you look at your choices, there are many important questions that you need answers for in order to reasonably guarantee you have an energy-saving and cost-effective option for your Mobile area home. Now let’s examine what you should be familiar with about a new home comfort system.

What Precisely Makes Up A Heating & Air Conditioning System?

Your home’s Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) system, what Climate Control Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning refers to as the “home comfort system”, commonly includes three major components:

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

In some Mobile area homes, a heat pump may be used instead of a furnace and condenser. Heat pumps remove indoor heat in the summer and add outdoor heat in winter. Working together with the thermostat, these primary components regulate your indoor environmental comfort level. Like the engine of a car, the home comfort system is the engine of your home that ‘drives’ your family’s indoor comfort year round.

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 poor, the equipment, energy-efficiency and your comfort level is hampered significantly. Irregardless of how much you spent, the equipment will probably undergo frequent repair problems in the future if the install was bad. So it’s especially important to work with an HVAC contractor that can back-up their installation quality.

Give Consideration To All Possible Features And Options

There are a myriad of makes, models, features and options of comfort equipment available to choose from. You’ll want to look into every option to assure your home’s air quality, humidity level, temperature and energy-consumption exactly the way you desire for your family’s lifestyle and health needs. An ethical 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 finished, you should have everything you need to reach a decision, while not feeling like you’ve been “sold” one.

How You Can Reduce Energy Usage And Save Money

A credible 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 help you figure out the proper type of equipment needed, they show how you can benefit from 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 evaluating your budget. Picture 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 energy costs rise in the future, high-efficiency equipment becomes a “plus” vs. being a “minus” to your family’s budget. Likewise, as heating and air conditioning manufacturers build more efficient equipment, the outdoor 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 evaluating Warranties and Guarantees from multiple Mobile area companies, carefully consider and aggressively question the financial stability, history and longevity of the businesses you might assign the job. There are plenty of inexpensive, inexperienced HVAC service companies doing business today; buyer beware. 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 supply you favorable financing so you can further leverage the financial investment with low, easy to manage monthly payments. The risk with too many smaller companies is that they are sold or just go out of business.

In summary, 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 Mobile area, Climate Control 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 can save you energy and money every single month. 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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