Points to Consider When Buying a New HVAC System in West Palm Beach

March 09, 2015

Purchasing a new furnace and A/C unit is a substantial investment and Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning recognizes that. As you explore your options, there are several fundamental questions that you need answers for in order to ensure you have an affordable and efficient HVAC solution for your West Palm Beach area home. Now let’s take a look at 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 Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning refers to as the “home comfort system”, commonly embodies 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 regulates air quality and humidity levels in your home

In some West Palm Beach area homes, a heat pump may be used instead of a furnace and condenser. Heat pumps expel indoor heat in the summer and add outdoor heat in the colder months. Operating via the thermostat, these main components regulate your indoor environmental comfort level. Like the engine of a truck, the home comfort system is the engine of your home that ‘drives’ your family’s indoor comfort each day.

The Real Key Is Quality Installation

Picking the right equipment for your home depends upon the size of the home itself. The quality of the installation is essential in that process. If the installation is poor, the equipment, energy-efficiency and your comfort level is hampered significantly. It doesn’t matter how much or how little you spend, the equipment will suffer from frequent repair problems in the future if the install was shotty. So it’s absolutely critical to work with an HVAC contractor that can demonstrate 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 are best served by researching 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. 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 done, you should have everything you need to make a choice that fits your budget and satisfies your family’s needs.

Energy Savings Now Prevail

A reputable 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 determine the proper type of equipment needed, they conveniently map the additional 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 reconciling your budget. Imagine if you can save $700 per year in utility costs with your new home comfort system, 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 carefully consider high-efficiency equipment. It’s equipment developed 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 West Palm Beach area companies, carefully consider and aggressively question the financial health, history and longevity of the businesses you may work with. Unfortunately, this industry (like others) have some unreliable or unethical representatives out there; buyer beware. A paper certificate does not make much difference if the issuing company is not around to honor it. The company should be viable enough to present you reasonable financing with terms that fit your monthly budget. The risk with too many smaller companies is that they are sold or just go out of business.

To summarize, the manufacturer of the equipment will typically warrant flaws in the equipment, but the installing company independently guarantees the installation work.

Getting Started

If you live in the West Palm Beach area, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can help you. Schedule an appointment online or simply call 561-629-1826 and we will be happy to assist you.

A new furnace or air conditioning system will save you energy and money all year long. 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.

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