Points to Consider When Buying a New HVAC System in Kitchener

March 09, 2015

Acquiring a new furnace and air conditioning system is a substantial investment and Boehmers/Cronin Emery Service Experts knows that. However, when you look at your choices, there are a few fundamental questions that you need to answer in order to ensure you have an energy-saving and cost-effective option for your Kitchener area home. To that end, let’s outline 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 Boehmers/Cronin Emery Service Experts refers to as the “home comfort system”, often is made up of three major components:

  1. The furnace, which facilitates heat and air movement
  2. The condenser, the air conditioner or cooling equipment, and
  3. One or several products that control air quality and humidity levels in your home

In some Kitchener area homes, a heat pump may be used rather than a furnace and condenser. Heat pumps remove indoor heat in the summer and add outdoor heat in winter. Operating via the thermostat, these primary components monitor 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

The specs of your home dictate the choices available to you for a home comfort system. The quality of the installation is essential in that process. If the installation is unprofessional and performed poorly, the equipment, energy-efficiency and your comfort level is hampered significantly. Irregardless of how much you spent, the equipment will suffer from frequent repair problems in the future if the install was lousy. So it’s really important to work with a company that can back-up their installation quality.

Look At All Possible Features And Options

There are a number of makes, models, features and options of comfort equipment available to select from. You are best served by researching every option that can make 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 most sensible and affordable choices that will meet those needs for you. When they're completed, you should have the knowledge you need to make an informed buying decision you are comfortable with.

How You Can Reduce Energy Usage And Save Money

A trustworthy 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 extra savings of high-efficiency heating and air conditioning products.

Uncovering hidden saving thru a reduction in household energy consumption are essential factors because the cost of operating a heating and air conditioning system is usually not factored when reconciling your budget. For example, if your home comfort system could produce a check for $700 each year, what would you do with the extra money in your pocket? As the cost of energy continues to escalate, high-efficiency equipment becomes a “plus” vs. being a “minus” to your family’s budget. By the same token, as heating and air conditioning manufacturers move toward making more efficient equipment, the outside environment also benefits. So really give some thought 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 evaluating Warranties and Guarantees from different Kitchener area companies, seriously 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; buyer beware. A paper certificate does not amount to much if the issuing company is not around when you need to use it. The company should be viable enough to present you with financing options that include manageable, monthly payments. The risk with many 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 solely guarantees the installation work.

Getting Started

If you live in the Kitchener area, Boehmers/Cronin Emery Service Experts can help you. Schedule an appointment online or simply call 519-804-1617 and we will be happy to assist you.

A new furnace or air conditioning system could save you energy and money each month. Although it’s a big decision to get a new system, 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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