Buying a new furnace and air conditioning system is a major investment and Orangutan Home Services recognizes that. However, when you look at your choices, there are a few essential questions that you need to answer in order to reasonably guarantee you have the most energy-efficient and affordable choice for your Tempe area home. So let’s take a look at what you should be familiar with 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 Orangutan Home Services refers to as the “home comfort system”, typically consists of three major components:
- The furnace, which creates heat and air movement
- The condenser, the air conditioner or cooling equipment, and
- One or several parts that regulates air quality and humidity levels in your home
In some Tempe area homes, a heat pump may be used instead of a furnace and condenser. Heat pumps expel indoor heat in the hot months and add outdoor heat in latter months of the year. Working together with the thermostat, these primary components monitor your indoor environmental comfort level. Like the engine of a truck, 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 critical 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 experience frequent repair problems in the future if the install was lousy. So it’s absolutely critical to work with a company that can ”walk the talk” relating to their installation quality.
Look At All Available Features And Options
There are hundreds of makes, models, features and options of comfort equipment available to choose from. You’ll want to look into 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 decent home comfort company will assist you in identifying 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 done, you should have everything you need to make an informed buying decision you are comfortable with.
Energy Savings Now Prevail
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 help you figure out the proper type of equipment needed, they show how you can benefit from the added savings of high-efficiency heating and air conditioning products.
Energy-efficiency and utility savings are essential factors because the cost of operating a heating and air conditioning system is often overlooked when reconciling your budget. Imagine if you found $700 laying next to your furnace or A/C system each year, what would you do with the unexpected money? As the cost of energy continues to escalate, high-efficiency equipment becomes more and more beneficial to your family’s budget. Equally important, as heating and air conditioning manufacturers build 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 designed 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 various Tempe area companies, carefully consider and aggressively question the financial stability, history and longevity of the company you are dealing with. 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 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 offer you with financing options that include manageable, monthly payments. The risk with a lot of 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 alone guarantees the installation work.
If you live in the Tempe area, Orangutan Home Services can help you. Schedule an appointment online or simply call 602-906-0111 and we will be happy to assist you.
A new furnace or air conditioning system will save you energy and money all year long. 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.