Points to Consider When Buying a New HVAC System in Orlando

March 09, 2015

Purchasing a new air and heating system is a significant investment and Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning recognizes that. As you explore your options, there are several essential questions that you need answers for in order to reasonably guarantee you have the most energy-efficient and affordable choice for your Orlando area home. To that end, 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”, often embodies 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 parts that control air quality and humidity levels in your home

In some Orlando area homes, a heat pump may be used in place of a furnace and condenser. Heat pumps withdraws indoor heat in the May – September time-period and add outdoor heat in winter. Operating via the thermostat, these primary 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

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 level is dramatically impacted. 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 absolutely critical to work with a heating and air professional that can prove their installation quality.

Look At All Possible Features And Options

There are a myriad of makes, models, features and options of comfort equipment available to choose from. You are best served by researching 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 help you determine 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 done, you should have all the resources you need to make an informed buying decision you are comfortable with.

Energy Savings Now Prevail

A reputable 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 demonstrate the added savings of high-efficiency heating and air conditioning products.

Saving money each month thru energy reduction are big factors because the cost of operating a heating and air conditioning system is usually not factored when estimating your budget. Picture if you can save $700 per year in utility costs with your new home comfort system, what would you do with this new found money? As the cost of energy continues to escalate, high-efficiency equipment becomes more and more beneficial to your family’s budget. By the same token, as heating and air conditioning manufacturers build more efficient equipment, our climate also benefits. So carefully consider high-efficiency equipment. It’s equipment designed 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 various Orlando area companies, seriously consider and aggressively question the financial health, history and longevity of the businesses you may work with. 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 help you if the issuing company is not around when you need to use it. The company should be viable enough to supply 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 typically warrant defects in the equipment, but the installing company independently guarantees the installation work.

Getting Started

If you live in the Orlando area, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can help you. Schedule an appointment online or simply call 407-329-7661 and we will be happy to assist you.

A new furnace or air conditioning system can save you energy and money each 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.

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