Points to Consider When Buying a New HVAC System in Fort Lauderdale

March 09, 2015

Acquiring a new air and heating system is a major investment and Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning appreciates that. But, when you consider your options, there are several essential questions that you need answered in order to ensure you have the most energy-efficient and affordable choice for your Fort Lauderdale area home. So let’s examine what you should be familiar with 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 Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning refers to as the “home comfort system”, typically consists 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 regulates air quality and humidity levels in your home

In some Fort Lauderdale area homes, a heat pump may be used in place of a furnace and condenser. Heat pumps remove indoor heat in the May – September time-period and add outdoor heat in winter. Working together with the thermostat, these main components control 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

The specs of your home dictate the choices available to you for a home comfort system. The quality of the installation is extremely important in that process. If the installation is unprofessional and performed poorly, the equipment, energy-efficiency and your comfort suffers dramatically. Irregardless of how much you spent, the equipment will experience 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.

Look At All Possible Features And Options

There are hundreds of makes, models, features and options of comfort equipment available to select from. You’ll want to look into 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. A decent home comfort company will help you determine your family’s specific comfort needs and desires, then carefully walk you through the best solutions 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.

How You Can Reduce Energy Usage And Save Money

A reliable 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 help you figure out the proper type of equipment needed, they conveniently map the added savings of high-efficiency heating and air conditioning products.

Energy-efficiency and utility savings are essential factors because the cost of operating a heating and air conditioning system is often overlooked when figuring out your budget. For example, if you can save $700 per year in utility costs with your new home comfort system, what would you do with the extra money in your pocket? As the cost of energy continues to escalate, high-efficiency equipment becomes increasingly helpful to your family’s budget. Likewise, as heating and air conditioning manufacturers produce more efficient equipment, the outside environment 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.

Only Stability Makes Warranties And Guarantees Matter

When comparing Warranties and Guarantees from different Fort Lauderdale area companies, seriously consider and aggressively question the financial health, history and longevity of the businesses you might assign the job. 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 amount to much if the issuing company is not around to honor it. The company should be viable enough to offer you with financing options that include manageable, monthly payments. The risk with a lot of smaller companies is that they are sold or just go out of business.

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

Getting Started

If you live in the Fort Lauderdale area, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can help you. Schedule an appointment online or simply call 954-736-4314 and we will be happy to assist you.

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