Points to Consider When Buying a New HVAC System in Waldorf

March 09, 2015

Acquiring a new furnace and air conditioning system is a substantial investment and A-PLUS Service Experts recognizes that. However, when you look at your choices, there are several essential questions that you need answers for in order to assure you have an affordable and efficient HVAC solution for your Waldorf area home. So let’s examine what you should understand 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 A-PLUS Service Experts refers to as the “home comfort system”, typically 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 parts that governs air quality and humidity levels in your home

In some Waldorf area homes, a heat pump may be used in place of a furnace and condenser. Heat pumps expel indoor heat in the May – September time-period and add outdoor heat in latter months of the year. Operating via the thermostat, these key components control your indoor environmental comfort level. Like the engine of a automobile, the home comfort system is the engine of your home that ‘drives’ your family’s indoor comfort every day.

Quality Installation Is The Key

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 critical 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 shotty. So it’s really important to work with an HVAC contractor that can prove their installation quality.

Give Consideration To All Available Features And Options

There are a number of makes, models, features and options of comfort equipment available to pick from. You’ll want to look into every option to assure your home’s air quality, humidity level, temperature and energy-consumption exactly the way you desire for your family’s lifestyle and health needs. 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 completed, you should have everything 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 determine the proper type of equipment needed, they show how you can benefit from the added savings of high-efficiency heating and air conditioning products.

Uncovering hidden saving thru a reduction in household energy consumption are essential factors because the cost of operating a heating and air conditioning system is usually not factored when reconciling 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 this new found money? As energy costs rise in the future, high-efficiency equipment becomes increasingly helpful to your family’s budget. Equally important, as heating and air conditioning manufacturers move toward making more efficient equipment, our climate also benefits. So truly consider your choice of high-efficiency equipment. It’s equipment intended to save much more than just your utility bills; it's environmentally conscious.

Will The Company Be Able To Honor Your Warranty?

When conducting your “apples-to-apples” comparison of Warranties and Guarantees from various Waldorf area companies, seriously consider and aggressively question the financial backing, history and longevity of the company you are dealing with. Unfortunately, this industry (like others) have some unreliable or unethical representatives out there; they are the companies you will want to watch out for. A paper certificate does not matter too much if the issuing company is not around when you need to use it. The company should be viable enough to present 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.

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 Waldorf area, A-PLUS Service Experts can help you. Schedule an appointment online or simply call 301-747-3140 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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