Points to Consider When Buying a New HVAC System in Pierre

March 09, 2015

Purchasing a new air and heating system is a significant investment and Peitz Service Experts appreciates that. As you explore your options, 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 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 the colder months. In conjunction with the thermostat, these primary components control your indoor environmental comfort level. Like the engine of a truck, the home comfort system is the mechanism of your home that ‘drives’ your family’s indoor comfort every day.

The Real Key Is Quality Installation

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 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 bad. So it’s especially important to work with a company 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 assist you in identifying your family’s specific comfort needs and desires, then simply walk you through the best solutions that will meet those needs for you. When they're done, 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 undertake what’s called a heating and cooling load calculation and an energy-efficiency analysis on your home. These calculations not only determine the proper type of equipment needed, they show how you can benefit from the added 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 often overlooked 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 increasingly helpful to your family’s budget. By the same token, as heating and air conditioning manufacturers produce more efficient equipment, the outdoor environment 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 comparing 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; buyer beware. A paper certificate does not help you if the issuing company is not around tomorrow and you’re stuck with a poorly installed, malfunctioning system. The company should be viable enough to present you favorable financing so you can further leverage the financial investment with low, easy to manage 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 alone guarantees the installation work.

Getting Started

If you live in the Pierre area, Peitz Service Experts can help you. Schedule an appointment online or simply call 605-223-0307 and we will be happy to assist you.

A new furnace or air conditioning system could save you energy and money each 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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