Buying a new furnace and A/C unit is a major investment and Freschi Service Experts appreciates that. However, when you look at your choices, there are many essential questions that you need answered in order to reasonably guarantee you have an affordable and efficient HVAC solution for your Concord area home. To that end, let’s examine what you should learn 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 Freschi Service Experts refers to as the “home comfort system”, typically consists of three major components:
- The furnace, which provides heat and air movement
- The condenser, the air conditioner or cooling equipment, and
- One or several products that governs air quality and humidity levels in your home
In some Concord area homes, a heat pump may be used in place of 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 main 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 year round.
Nothing Replaces The Quality Of Your Install
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 poor, the equipment, energy-efficiency and your comfort suffers dramatically. It doesn’t matter how much or how little you spend, the equipment will probably undergo frequent repair problems in the future if the install was shotty. So it’s especially important to work with an HVAC contractor that can demonstrate their installation quality.
Look At All Available Features And Options
There are a myriad of makes, models, features and options of comfort equipment available to pick from. You should always think about 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. A good home comfort company will assist you in identifying your family’s specific comfort needs and desires, then just walk you through all the options available that will meet those needs for you. When they're finished, you should have the knowledge you need to reach a decision, while not feeling like you’ve been “sold” one.
How You Can Reduce Energy Usage And Save Money
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 determine the proper type of equipment needed, they conveniently map the added savings of high-efficiency heating and air conditioning products.
Saving money each month thru energy reduction are essential factors because the cost of operating a heating and air conditioning system is usually not factored when reconciling your budget. Picture if you found $700 laying next to your furnace or A/C system each year, what would you do with the unexpected money? When energy costs go up, high-efficiency equipment becomes a “plus” vs. being a “minus” to your family’s budget. Equally important, as heating and air conditioning manufacturers produce 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 intended to save much more than just your utility bills; it's environmentally conscious.
Who Are You Dealing With?
When conducting your “apples-to-apples” comparison of Warranties and Guarantees from various Concord area companies, strongly consider and aggressively question the financial stability, history and longevity of the company you are dealing with. There are plenty of inexpensive, inexperienced HVAC service companies doing business today; they are the companies you will want to watch out for. A paper certificate does not make much difference 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 short, the manufacturer of the equipment will typically warrant difficulties in the equipment, but the installing company solely guarantees the installation work.
If you live in the Concord area, Freschi Service Experts can help you. Schedule an appointment online or simply call 925-384-1303 and we will be happy to assist you.
A new furnace or air conditioning system could save you energy and money every single 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.