Points to Consider When Buying a New HVAC System in Salt Lake City

March 09, 2015

Purchasing a new furnace and air conditioning system is a major investment and Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning recognizes that. But, when you consider your options, there are a few fundamental questions that you need answers for in order to reasonably guarantee you have the most energy-efficient and affordable choice for your Salt Lake City area home. So let’s take a look at what you should understand about a new home comfort system.

What Specifically 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”, commonly consists of three major components:

  1. The furnace, which creates heat and air movement
  2. The condenser, the air conditioner or cooling equipment, and
  3. One or several components that control air quality and humidity levels in your home

In some Salt Lake City area homes, a heat pump may be used in place of 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. In conjunction with the thermostat, these main components monitor your indoor environmental comfort level. Like the engine of a automobile, the home comfort system is the mechanism 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 poor, the equipment, energy-efficiency and your comfort level is dramatically impacted. Irregardless of how much you spent, the equipment will probably undergo frequent repair problems in the future if the install was lousy. So it’s really important to work with a company that can prove their installation quality.

Think About All Possible Features And Options

There are hundreds of makes, models, features and options of comfort equipment available to choose from. You are best served by researching 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 help you determine your family’s specific comfort needs and desires, then just walk you through the best solutions that will meet those needs for you. When they're finished, you should have the knowledge you need to make a choice that fits your budget and satisfies your family’s needs.

Reduce Energy Consumption

A reliable 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 decide upon the proper type of equipment needed, they conveniently map the added savings of high-efficiency heating and air conditioning products.

Uncovering hidden saving thru a reduction in household energy consumption are important factors because the cost of operating a heating and air conditioning system is often overlooked when reconciling 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 the cost of energy continues to escalate, high-efficiency equipment becomes more and more beneficial to your family’s budget. Likewise, as heating and air conditioning manufacturers build more efficient equipment, our climate also benefits. So carefully consider 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 different Salt Lake City area companies, seriously consider and aggressively question the financial stability, history and longevity of the businesses you might assign the job. 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 to honor it. The company should be viable enough to supply you favorable financing so you can further leverage the financial investment with low, easy to manage monthly payments. The risk with many smaller companies is that they are sold or just go out of business.

To summarize, the manufacturer of the equipment will typically warrant defects in the equipment, but the installing company solely guarantees the installation work.

Getting Started

If you live in the Salt Lake City area, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can help you. Schedule an appointment online or simply call 801-871-8425 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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