Points to Consider When Buying a New HVAC System in Voorhees

March 09, 2015

Purchasing a new furnace and A/C unit is a major investment and Atmostemp Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning appreciates that. However, when you look at your choices, there are a few important questions that you need answers for in order to assure you have the most energy-efficient and affordable choice for your Voorhees area home. To that end, let’s examine what you should understand 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 Atmostemp Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning refers to as the “home comfort system”, typically is made up of three major components:

  1. The furnace, which creates heat and air movement
  2. The condenser, the air conditioner or cooling equipment, and
  3. One or several products that regulates 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. Operating via the thermostat, these primary 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 every day.

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 essential in that process. If the installation is poor, the equipment, energy-efficiency and your comfort level is dramatically impacted. Irregardless of how much you spent, the equipment will experience frequent repair problems in the future if the install was shotty. So it’s especially important to work with a company that can prove their installation quality.

Look At All Available Features And Options

There are a number of makes, models, features and options of comfort equipment available to select from. You’ll want to look into 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 all the options available that will meet those needs for you. When they're finished, you should have all the resources 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 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 extra 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 usually not factored 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 the extra money in your pocket? As energy costs rise in the future, high-efficiency equipment becomes a “plus” vs. being a “minus” to your family’s budget. Equally important, as heating and air conditioning manufacturers produce 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.

Only Stability Makes Warranties And Guarantees Matter

When conducting your “apples-to-apples” comparison of Warranties and Guarantees from multiple Voorhees area companies, strongly 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 matter too 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 a lot of 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.

Getting Started

If you live in the Voorhees area, Atmostemp 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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