Points to Consider When Buying a New HVAC System in Roanoke

March 09, 2015

Acquiring a new air and heating system is a substantial investment and Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning recognizes that. As you explore your options, there are a few important questions that you need answers for in order to reasonably guarantee you have the most energy-efficient and affordable choice for your Roanoke area home. So let’s examine what you should be familiar with 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 consists 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 components that governs air quality and humidity levels in your home

In some Roanoke area homes, a heat pump may be used rather than a furnace and condenser. Heat pumps remove indoor heat in the May – September time-period and add outdoor heat in latter months of the year. Operating via the thermostat, these main components control 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.

Quality Installation Is The Key

The specs of your home dictate the choices available to you for a home comfort system. The quality of the installation is critical in that process. If the installation is conducted inadequately, the equipment, energy-efficiency and your comfort suffers dramatically. Irregardless of how much you spent, the equipment will suffer from frequent repair problems in the future if the install was lousy. So it’s especially important to work with a heating and air professional that can demonstrate their installation quality.

Look At All Available 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 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 simply walk you through the best solutions that will meet those needs for you. When they're completed, you should have the knowledge you need to make an informed buying decision you are comfortable with.

Energy Savings Now Prevail

A reliable 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 help you figure out 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 estimating your budget. Picture 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 a “plus” vs. being a “minus” to your family’s budget. By the same token, as heating and air conditioning manufacturers build more efficient equipment, our climate also benefits. So there is plenty to think about when it comes to high-efficiency equipment. It’s equipment developed to save much more than just your utility bills; it's environmentally conscious.

Will The Company Be Able To Honor Your Warranty?

When evaluating Warranties and Guarantees from various Roanoke area companies, carefully 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 help you if the issuing company is not around to honor it. The company should be viable enough to present you reasonable financing with terms that fit your monthly budget. The risk with a lot of smaller companies is that they are sold or just go out of business.

To summarize, the manufacturer of the equipment will commonly warrant difficulties in the equipment, but the installing company independently guarantees the installation work.

Getting Started

If you live in the Roanoke area, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can help you. Schedule an appointment online or simply call 540-302-8645 and we will be happy to assist you.

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