Points to Consider When Buying a New HVAC System in Livermore

March 09, 2015

Acquiring a new air and heating system is a significant investment and Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning knows that. As you explore your options, there are many essential questions that you need to answer in order to reasonably guarantee you have the most energy-efficient and affordable choice for your Livermore area home. Now let’s examine what you should learn 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”, typically includes 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 Livermore area homes, a heat pump may be used rather than a furnace and condenser. Heat pumps expel indoor heat in the summer and add outdoor heat in the colder months. In conjunction with the thermostat, these main components control 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 every day.

The Real Key Is Quality Installation

Picking the right equipment for your home depends upon the size of the home itself. The quality of the installation is critical in that process. If the installation is conducted inadequately, the equipment, energy-efficiency and your comfort level is hampered significantly. It doesn’t matter how much or how little you spend, the equipment will experience 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 Available 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 exactly the way you desire for your family’s lifestyle and health needs. A decent home comfort company will se a consultative approach 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 finished, you should have all the resources 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 demonstrate the additional savings of high-efficiency heating and air conditioning products.

Saving money each month thru energy reduction are important 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 the extra money in your pocket? 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 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.

Only Stability Makes Warranties And Guarantees Matter

When evaluating Warranties and Guarantees from various 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; they are the companies you will want to watch out for. 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 a lot of smaller companies is that they are sold or just go out of business.

In summary, the manufacturer of the equipment will usually warrant difficulties in the equipment, but the installing company solely 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. 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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