Points to Consider When Buying a New HVAC System in Jackson

March 09, 2015

Buying a new furnace and air conditioning system is a major investment and Comfortech Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning appreciates that. But, when you consider your options, there are several important questions that you need answers for in order to ensure 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 Heating & Air Conditioning refers to as the “home comfort system”, commonly includes three major components:

  1. The furnace, which facilitates heat and air movement
  2. The condenser, the air conditioner or cooling equipment, and
  3. One or several products that governs 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 expel indoor heat in the hot months and add outdoor heat in winter. In conjunction with the thermostat, these primary components control your indoor environmental comfort level. Like the engine of a automobile, the home comfort system is the engine 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. It doesn’t matter how much or how little you spend, the equipment will experience frequent repair problems in the future if the install was lousy. So it’s really important to work with a company 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 choose 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.

Energy Savings Now Prevail

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 determine the proper type of equipment needed, they show how you can benefit from the added savings of high-efficiency heating and air conditioning products.

Saving money each month thru energy reduction are big factors because the cost of operating a heating and air conditioning system is often overlooked when figuring out your budget. Picture 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 increasingly helpful to your family’s budget. Likewise, as heating and air conditioning manufacturers build more efficient equipment, our climate 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 various Jackson area companies, strongly consider and aggressively question the financial health, history and longevity of the businesses you might assign the job. Unfortunately, this industry (like others) have some unreliable or unethical representatives out there; buyer beware. A paper certificate does not matter too much if the issuing company is not around to honor it. The company should be viable enough to offer you reasonable financing with terms that fit your monthly budget. 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 commonly warrant defects in the equipment, but the installing company solely guarantees the installation work.

Getting Started

If you live in the Jackson area, Comfortech 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 will save you energy and money every single 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.

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