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 appreciates that. As you explore your options, there are several essential questions that you need answers for in order to ensure you have the most energy-efficient and affordable choice for your West Chester area home. So let’s examine what you should understand 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 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 in place of a furnace and condenser. Heat pumps expel indoor heat in the hot months and add outdoor heat in winter. Working together with the thermostat, these primary components regulate your indoor environmental comfort level. Like the engine of a automobile, the home comfort system is the instrument of your home that ‘drives’ your family’s indoor comfort year round.

Nothing Replaces The Quality Of Your Install

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 conducted inadequately, the equipment, energy-efficiency and your comfort level is dramatically impacted. No matter how much you spend, the equipment will experience frequent repair problems in the future if the install was lousy. So it’s especially important to work with a company that can back-up their installation quality.

Think About All Available Features And Options

There are a myriad 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 exactly the way you desire for your family’s lifestyle and health needs. A good home comfort company will assist you 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 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 help you figure out the proper type of equipment needed, they conveniently map the additional savings of high-efficiency heating and air conditioning products.

Energy-efficiency and utility savings 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? As energy costs rise in the future, high-efficiency equipment becomes increasingly helpful to your family’s budget. Likewise, as heating and air conditioning manufacturers produce more efficient equipment, the outside environment also benefits. So really give some thought to high-efficiency equipment. It’s equipment designed to save much more than just your utility bills; it's environmentally conscious.

Only Stability Makes Warranties And Guarantees Matter

When conducting your “apples-to-apples” comparison of Warranties and Guarantees from various West Chester area companies, strongly 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 amount to 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 present you reasonable financing with terms that fit your monthly budget. The risk with many smaller companies is that they are sold or just go out of business.

In summary, the manufacturer of the equipment will commonly warrant difficulties 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 can help you. Schedule an appointment online or simply call 484-401-7577 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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