Points to Consider When Buying a New HVAC System in Ocala

March 09, 2015

Acquiring a new furnace and air conditioning system is a significant investment and Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning knows that. However, when you look at your choices, there are several essential questions that you need answers for in order to assure you have the most energy-efficient and affordable choice for your Ocala area home. To that end, let’s examine 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”, typically includes three major components:

  1. The furnace, which facilitates heat and air movement
  2. The condenser, the air conditioner or cooling equipment, and
  3. One or several parts that control air quality and humidity levels in your home

In some Ocala area homes, a heat pump may be used instead of a furnace and condenser. Heat pumps withdraws indoor heat in the hot months and add outdoor heat in latter months of the year. In conjunction with the thermostat, these key 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.

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 extremely important in that process. If the installation is conducted inadequately, the equipment, energy-efficiency and your comfort level is dramatically impacted. Irregardless of how much you spent, the equipment will probably undergo frequent repair problems in the future if the install was lousy. So it’s absolutely critical to work with a company that can back-up their installation quality.

Think About All Possible Features And Options

There are a myriad of makes, models, features and options of comfort equipment available to select from. You’ll want to look into 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 carefully walk you through the most sensible and affordable choices that will meet those needs for you. When they're finished, 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 trustworthy home comfort company will also perform 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 extra 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 usually not factored when evaluating your budget. For example, if you found $700 laying next to your furnace or A/C system each year, what would you do with the extra money in your pocket? When energy costs go up, 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 carefully consider 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 various Ocala area companies, carefully 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; buyer beware. A paper certificate does not matter too 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 summary, the manufacturer of the equipment will usually warrant flaws in the equipment, but the installing company independently guarantees the installation work.

Getting Started

If you live in the Ocala area, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can help you. Schedule an appointment online or simply call 352-414-4006 and we will be happy to assist you.

A new furnace or air conditioning system can save you energy and money all year long. Although it’s a big decision to get a new system, 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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