Purchasing a new furnace and air conditioning system is a major investment and Comfortech Service Experts appreciates that. But, when you consider your options, there are several fundamental questions that you need answers for in order to assure you have an energy-saving and cost-effective option for your Jackson area home. So let’s outline 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 Comfortech Service Experts refers to as the “home comfort system”, commonly includes three major components:
- The furnace, which facilitates heat and air movement
- The condenser, the air conditioner or cooling equipment, and
- One or several products that regulates air quality and humidity levels in your home
In some Jackson 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. In conjunction with the thermostat, these primary components monitor 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.
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 critical in that process. If the installation is conducted inadequately, 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 lousy. So it’s really important to work with an HVAC contractor that can prove their installation quality.
Give Consideration To All Possible Features And Options
There are hundreds 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 exactly the way you desire for your family’s lifestyle and health needs. A good 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 done, you should have everything you need to make an informed buying decision you are comfortable with.
Reduce Energy Consumption
A trustworthy 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 show how you can benefit from the extra savings of high-efficiency heating and air conditioning products.
Energy-efficiency and utility savings are important factors because the cost of operating a heating and air conditioning system is usually not factored when estimating your budget. Picture 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 more and more beneficial to your family’s budget. Equally important, as heating and air conditioning manufacturers build 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.
Will The Company Be Able To Honor Your Warranty?
When comparing Warranties and Guarantees from multiple Jackson area companies, seriously consider and aggressively question the financial stability, history and longevity of the businesses you might assign the job. Unfortunately, this industry (like others) have some unreliable or unethical representatives out there; they are the companies you will want to watch out for. 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 present you reasonable financing with terms that fit your monthly budget. 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 defects in the equipment, but the installing company solely guarantees the installation work.
If you live in the Jackson area, Comfortech Service Experts can help you. Schedule an appointment online or simply call 601-852-3105 and we will be happy to assist you.
A new furnace or air conditioning system can save you energy and money each month. Buying a new HVAC system is an important decision, so we hope this information has helped you understand the buying process and what to watch out for as you move through it.