Acquiring a new furnace and A/C unit is a major investment and D&K Home Services by Enercare understands that. As you explore your options, there are many fundamental questions that you need to answer in order to reasonably guarantee you have an energy-saving and cost-effective option for your Belleville area home. To that end, let’s examine what you should understand about a new home comfort system.
What Precisely Makes Up A Heating & Air Conditioning System?
Your home’s Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) system, what D&K Home Services by Enercare refers to as the “home comfort system”, commonly is made up of three major components:
- The furnace, which creates heat and air movement
- The condenser, the air conditioner or cooling equipment, and
- One or several parts that control air quality and humidity levels in your home
In some Belleville area homes, a heat pump may be used instead of a furnace and condenser. Heat pumps withdraws indoor heat in the May – September time-period and add outdoor heat in winter. In conjunction with 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.
Nothing Replaces The Quality Of Your Install
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 conducted inadequately, the equipment, energy-efficiency and your comfort level is dramatically impacted. No matter how much you spend, the equipment will probably undergo frequent repair problems in the future if the install was bad. So it’s especially important to work with an HVAC contractor that can demonstrate their installation quality.
Give Consideration To All Potential Features And Options
There are hundreds of makes, models, features and options of comfort equipment available to pick from. You are best served by researching every option that can make your home’s air quality, humidity level, temperature and energy-consumption ideal for the health and comfort of your family. A good home comfort company will assist you in identifying your family’s specific comfort needs and desires, then carefully walk you through all the options available that will meet those needs for you. When they're done, you should have all the resources you need to reach a decision, while not feeling like you’ve been “sold” one.
Energy Savings Now Prevail
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 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 important factors because the cost of operating a heating and air conditioning system is often overlooked when reconciling your budget. Imagine 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 the cost of energy continues to escalate, 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, our climate also benefits. So really give some thought to high-efficiency equipment. It’s equipment developed to save much more than just your utility bills; it's environmentally conscious.
Who Are You Dealing With?
When evaluating Warranties and Guarantees from various Belleville area companies, strongly consider and aggressively question the financial health, history and longevity of the company you are dealing with. There are a lot of cheap service pitches out there; they are the companies you will want to watch out for. A paper certificate does not help you 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 offer 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.
In short, the manufacturer of the equipment will typically warrant flaws in the equipment, but the installing company independently guarantees the installation work.
If you live in the Belleville area, D&K Home Services by Enercare can help you. Schedule an appointment online or simply call 613-707-2421 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.