Points to Consider When Buying a New HVAC System in West Chester

March 09, 2015

Acquiring a new air and heating system is a substantial investment and Wesley Wood Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning appreciates that. However, when you look at your choices, there are several essential questions that you need answers for in order to ensure you have an affordable and efficient HVAC solution for your West Chester area home. So let’s examine what you should learn about a new home comfort system.

What Exactly Makes Up A Heating & Air Conditioning System?

Your home’s Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) system, what Wesley Wood 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 parts that control air quality and humidity levels in your home

In some West Chester 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 winter. Operating via the thermostat, these primary components regulate your indoor environmental comfort level. Like the engine of a automobile, the home comfort system is the engine 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 conducted inadequately, the equipment, energy-efficiency and your comfort suffers dramatically. No matter how much 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 back-up their installation quality.

Think About All Possible Features And Options

There are hundreds of makes, models, features and options of comfort equipment available to pick from. You are best served by researching every option to ensure your home’s air quality, humidity level, temperature and energy-consumption ideal for the health and comfort of your family. A good home comfort company will help you determine your family’s specific comfort needs and desires, then simply walk you through the most sensible and affordable choices that will meet those needs for you. When they're done, you should have the knowledge you need to make an informed buying decision you are comfortable with.

Reduce Energy Consumption

A reputable 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 conveniently map 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 usually not factored when evaluating your budget. For example, if you found $700 laying next to your furnace or A/C system each year, what would you do with this new found money? When energy costs go up, high-efficiency equipment becomes more and more beneficial to your family’s budget. Likewise, as heating and air conditioning manufacturers produce more efficient equipment, the outside environment also benefits. So there is plenty to think about when it comes to high-efficiency equipment. It’s equipment developed to save much more than just your utility bills; it's environmentally conscious.

Who Are You Dealing With?

When conducting your “apples-to-apples” comparison of Warranties and Guarantees from multiple West Chester area companies, seriously consider and aggressively question the financial backing, history and longevity of the businesses you might assign the job. There are plenty of inexpensive, inexperienced HVAC service companies doing business today; 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 tomorrow and you’re stuck with a poorly installed, malfunctioning system. The company should be viable enough to offer you reasonable financing with terms that fit your monthly budget. 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 commonly warrant defects in the equipment, but the installing company solely guarantees the installation work.

Getting Started

If you live in the West Chester area, Wesley Wood 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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