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 Heating & Air Conditioning recognizes that. However, when you look at your choices, there are several essential questions that you need to answer in order to ensure you have the most energy-efficient and affordable choice for your Waldorf area home. To that end, 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 Heating & Air Conditioning 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 regulates air quality and humidity levels in your home

In some Waldorf 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. Working together with the thermostat, these primary components monitor your indoor environmental comfort level. Like the engine of a automobile, 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 poor, 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 suffer from frequent repair problems in the future if the install was shotty. So it’s really important to work with a company that can ”walk the talk” relating to their installation quality.

Give Consideration To All Possible Features And Options

There are a number 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 exactly the way you desire for your family’s lifestyle and health needs. An ethical 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 completed, you should have all the resources you need to reach a decision, while not feeling like you’ve been “sold” one.

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 extra 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? When energy costs go up, high-efficiency equipment becomes increasingly helpful to your family’s budget. Likewise, as heating and air conditioning manufacturers produce more efficient equipment, the outdoor environment 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, strongly 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; buyer beware. A paper certificate does not amount to 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 many smaller companies is that they are sold or just go out of business.

In short, 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 Heating & Air Conditioning can help you. Schedule an appointment online or simply call and we will be happy to assist you.

A new furnace or air conditioning system could 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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