Buying a new furnace and A/C unit is a major investment and Atmostemp Service Experts appreciates that. However, when you look at your choices, there are a few fundamental questions that you need answers for in order to assure you have an affordable and efficient HVAC solution for your Voorhees area home. To that end, let’s examine what you should learn 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 Atmostemp Service Experts refers to as the “home comfort system”, typically includes three major components:
- The furnace, which creates heat and air movement
- The condenser, the air conditioner or cooling equipment, and
- One or several products that governs air quality and humidity levels in your home
In some Voorhees area homes, a heat pump may be used rather than a furnace and condenser. Heat pumps withdraws indoor heat in the May – September time-period and add outdoor heat in latter months of the year. Working together with the thermostat, these key components regulate your indoor environmental comfort level. Like the engine of a automobile, the home comfort system is the instrument of your home that ‘drives’ your family’s indoor comfort year round.
The Real Key Is Quality Installation
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 critical in that process. If the installation is unprofessional and performed poorly, the equipment, energy-efficiency and your comfort level is dramatically impacted. Irregardless of how much you spent, the equipment will suffer from frequent repair problems in the future if the install was shotty. So it’s especially important to work with a company that can ”walk the talk” relating to their installation quality.
Give Consideration To All Available Features And Options
There are a number of makes, models, features and options of comfort equipment available to select from. You should always think about every option that can make 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 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 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 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 decide upon the proper type of equipment needed, they conveniently map the added savings of high-efficiency heating and air conditioning products.
Uncovering hidden saving thru a reduction in household energy consumption are big factors because the cost of operating a heating and air conditioning system is often overlooked when reconciling your budget. Think about it - if your home comfort system could produce a check for $700 each year, what would you do with this new found money? When energy costs go up, high-efficiency equipment becomes a “plus” vs. being a “minus” to your family’s budget. Equally important, as heating and air conditioning manufacturers move toward making more efficient equipment, the outdoor environment also benefits. So really give some thought to high-efficiency equipment. It’s equipment intended 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 Voorhees area companies, seriously consider and aggressively question the financial backing, 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 amount to much 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 short, the manufacturer of the equipment will typically warrant flaws in the equipment, but the installing company solely guarantees the installation work.
If you live in the Voorhees area, Atmostemp Service Experts can help you. Schedule an appointment online or simply call 856-310-4824 and we will be happy to assist you.
A new furnace or air conditioning system will 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.