Points to Consider When Buying a New HVAC System in Livermore

March 09, 2015

Acquiring a new air and heating system is a substantial investment and Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning knows that. As you explore your options, there are many essential questions that you need answers for in order to reasonably guarantee you have the most energy-efficient and affordable choice for your Livermore area home. Now let’s take a look at 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 Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning refers to as the “home comfort system”, often includes three major components:

  1. The furnace, which facilitates 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 Livermore area homes, a heat pump may be used in place of a furnace and condenser. Heat pumps remove indoor heat in the hot months and add outdoor heat in winter. In conjunction with the thermostat, these main components monitor your indoor environmental comfort level. Like the engine of a car, 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 essential in that process. If the installation is conducted inadequately, the equipment, energy-efficiency and your comfort level is hampered significantly. Irregardless of how much you spent, the equipment will suffer from frequent repair problems in the future if the install was bad. So it’s absolutely critical to work with a heating and air professional that can demonstrate their installation quality.

Look At All Possible Features And Options

There are a number of makes, models, features and options of comfort equipment available to select from. You’ll want to look into every option to assure your home’s air quality, humidity level, temperature and energy-consumption ideal for the health and comfort of your family. A decent home comfort company will se a consultative approach in identifying your family’s specific comfort needs and desires, then simply walk you through all the options available that will meet those needs for you. When they're finished, you should have everything you need to make an informed buying decision you are comfortable with.

How You Can Reduce Energy Usage And Save Money

A trustworthy 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 decide upon the proper type of equipment needed, they show how you can benefit from the additional savings of high-efficiency heating and air conditioning products.

Energy-efficiency and utility savings are big factors because the cost of operating a heating and air conditioning system is typically not added 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 this new found money? As energy costs rise in the future, high-efficiency equipment becomes more and more beneficial to your family’s budget. Equally important, as heating and air conditioning manufacturers produce more efficient equipment, our climate 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 comparing Warranties and Guarantees from multiple Livermore area companies, carefully consider and aggressively question the financial backing, history and longevity of the businesses you might assign the job. There are a lot of cheap service pitches out there; buyer beware. A paper certificate does not make much difference 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 summary, the manufacturer of the equipment will usually warrant defects in the equipment, but the installing company alone guarantees the installation work.

Getting Started

If you live in the Livermore area, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can help you. Schedule an appointment online or simply call 925-364-5427 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.

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