Points to Consider When Buying a New HVAC System in Medina

March 09, 2015

Acquiring a new air and heating system is a significant investment and Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning appreciates that. But, when you consider your options, there are a few essential questions that you need answered in order to assure you have an energy-saving and cost-effective option for your Medina area home. Now let’s take a look at what you should understand 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 Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning refers to as the “home comfort system”, usually is made up of 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 products that governs air quality and humidity levels in your home

In some Medina area homes, a heat pump may be used rather than a furnace and condenser. Heat pumps expel indoor heat in the hot months and add outdoor heat in latter months of the year. Working together with the thermostat, these key components monitor your indoor environmental comfort level. Like the engine of a truck, the home comfort system is the instrument of your home that ‘drives’ your family’s indoor comfort each day.

The Real Key Is Quality Installation

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 essential in that process. If the installation is unprofessional and performed poorly, 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 lousy. So it’s really important to work with a heating and air professional that can ”walk the talk” relating to their installation quality.

Give Consideration To All Available Features And Options

There are a number of makes, models, features and options of comfort equipment available to pick from. You are best served by researching every option to ensure 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 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.

Reduce Energy Consumption

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.

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 often overlooked when reconciling 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 the cost of energy continues to escalate, high-efficiency equipment becomes a “plus” vs. being a “minus” to your family’s budget. Likewise, as heating and air conditioning manufacturers move toward making more efficient equipment, our climate 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 evaluating Warranties and Guarantees from different Medina area companies, seriously consider and aggressively question the financial stability, history and longevity of the businesses you might assign the job. Unfortunately, this industry (like others) have some unreliable or unethical representatives out there; its very important that you understand and verify any and all claims and the company’s health. A paper certificate does not amount to much 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 favorable financing so you can further leverage the financial investment with low, easy to manage monthly payments. The risk with many smaller companies is that they are sold or just go out of business.

In short, the manufacturer of the equipment will commonly warrant flaws in the equipment, but the installing company solely guarantees the installation work.

Getting Started

If you live in the Medina area, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can help you. Schedule an appointment online or simply call 330-305-2799 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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