Points to Consider When Buying a New HVAC System in Belleville

March 09, 2015

Acquiring a new furnace and A/C unit is a major investment and D & K Heating Service Experts understands that. However, when you look at your choices, there are several important 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 Heating Service Experts refers to as the “home comfort system”, commonly 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 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.

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 critical in that process. If the installation is conducted inadequately, the equipment, energy-efficiency and your comfort suffers dramatically. 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 a company 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. An ethical home comfort company will help you determine 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 finished, you should have all the resources you need to reach a decision, while not feeling like you’ve been “sold” one.

Reduce Energy Consumption

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 demonstrate 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 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? As the cost of energy continues to escalate, high-efficiency equipment becomes increasingly helpful to your family’s budget. Equally important, as heating and air conditioning manufacturers build more efficient equipment, the outdoor environment also benefits. So there is plenty to think about when it comes to high-efficiency equipment. It’s equipment designed to save much more than just your utility bills; it's environmentally conscious.

Only Stability Makes Warranties And Guarantees Matter

When evaluating Warranties and Guarantees from various Belleville area companies, seriously consider and aggressively question the financial stability, history and longevity of the businesses you may work with. There are a lot of cheap service pitches out there; buyer beware. 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.

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

Getting Started

If you live in the Belleville area, D & K Heating Service Experts 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 each 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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