Acquiring a new furnace and A/C unit is a major investment and Stallion Heating Plumbing Air Conditioning understands that. However, when you look at your choices, there are many essential questions that you need answers for in order to reasonably guarantee you have an energy-saving and cost-effective option for your Philadelphia area home. Now let’s outline what you should learn about a new home comfort system.
What Exactly Makes Up A Heating & Air Conditioning System?
Your home’s Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) system, what Stallion Heating Plumbing Air Conditioning refers to as the “home comfort system”, commonly consists 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 regulates air quality and humidity levels in your home
In some Philadelphia area homes, a heat pump may be used rather than a furnace and condenser. Heat pumps withdraws indoor heat in the May – September time-period and add outdoor heat in the colder months. Operating via the thermostat, these primary components regulate your indoor environmental comfort level. Like the engine of a automobile, the home comfort system is the mechanism 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 dramatically impacted. No matter how much you spend, the equipment will suffer from frequent repair problems in the future if the install was bad. So it’s especially important to work with a company that can ”walk the talk” relating to their installation quality.
Think About All Potential Features And Options
There are hundreds of makes, models, features and options of comfort equipment available to pick from. You’ll want to look into every option to assure 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 se a consultative approach 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 completed, you should have everything you need to make an informed buying decision you are comfortable with.
Reduce Energy Consumption
A reputable 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 demonstrate the additional savings of high-efficiency heating and air conditioning products.
Uncovering hidden saving thru a reduction in household energy consumption are important factors because the cost of operating a heating and air conditioning system is typically not added when evaluating your budget. Think about it - if you can save $700 per year in utility costs with your new home comfort system, what would you do with the unexpected money? As energy costs rise in the future, high-efficiency equipment becomes a “plus” vs. being a “minus” to your family’s budget. By the same token, as heating and air conditioning manufacturers build more efficient equipment, our climate also benefits. So there is plenty to think about when it comes 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 Philadelphia area companies, carefully 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; its very important that you understand and verify any and all claims and the company’s health. A paper certificate does not help you if the issuing company is not around to honor it. The company should be viable enough to offer you favorable financing so you can further leverage the financial investment with low, easy to manage monthly payments. The risk with too many smaller companies is that they are sold or just go out of business.
In summary, the manufacturer of the equipment will usually warrant defects in the equipment, but the installing company solely guarantees the installation work.
If you live in the Philadelphia area, Stallion Heating Plumbing Air Conditioning can help you. Schedule an appointment online or simply call 215-278-9690 and we will be happy to assist you.
A new furnace or air conditioning system can 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.