Points to Consider When Buying a New HVAC System in Pierre

March 09, 2015

Buying a new air and heating system is a substantial investment and Peitz Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning appreciates that. However, when you look at your choices, there are many essential questions that you need answers for in order to assure you have an energy-saving and cost-effective option for your Pierre area home. Now let’s outline 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 Peitz Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning refers to as the “home comfort system”, commonly embodies 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 Pierre area homes, a heat pump may be used rather than a furnace and condenser. Heat pumps withdraws indoor heat in the May – September time-period and add outdoor heat in winter. In conjunction with the thermostat, these key components monitor your indoor environmental comfort level. Like the engine of a car, the home comfort system is the mechanism of your home that ‘drives’ your family’s indoor comfort year round.

The Real Key Is Quality Installation

The specs of your home dictate the choices available to you for a home comfort system. The quality of the installation is extremely important in that process. If the installation is unprofessional and performed poorly, 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 suffer from frequent repair problems in the future if the install was lousy. So it’s especially important to work with an HVAC contractor that can demonstrate their installation quality.

Give Consideration To All Potential Features And Options

There are a number of makes, models, features and options of comfort equipment available to choose from. You should always think about every option to assure your home’s air quality, humidity level, temperature and energy-consumption perfectly fit for your family’s comfort and health needs. A good home comfort company will help you determine your family’s specific comfort needs and desires, then carefully walk you through the best solutions that will meet those needs for you. When they're finished, you should have everything 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 perform 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 show how you can benefit from the extra savings of high-efficiency heating and air conditioning products.

Saving money each month thru energy reduction are big factors because the cost of operating a heating and air conditioning system is usually not factored when evaluating your budget. Think about it - if you found $700 laying next to your furnace or A/C system each year, what would you do with the unexpected money? When energy costs go up, high-efficiency equipment becomes more and more beneficial to your family’s budget. By the same token, 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 evaluating Warranties and Guarantees from different Pierre area companies, carefully consider and aggressively question the financial health, 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 help you if the issuing company is not around to honor it. The company should be viable enough to present you with financing options that include manageable, monthly payments. The risk with too many smaller companies is that they are sold or just go out of business.

In summary, the manufacturer of the equipment will typically warrant flaws in the equipment, but the installing company solely guarantees the installation work.

Getting Started

If you live in the Pierre area, Peitz 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 every single month. Buying a new HVAC system is an important decision, so 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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