Acquiring a new air and heating system is a significant investment and Donelson Air Service Experts appreciates that. However, when you look at your choices, there are several essential questions that you need answers for in order to reasonably guarantee you have an affordable and efficient HVAC solution for your Nashville area home. So let’s outline what you should learn about a new home comfort system.
What Specifically Makes Up A Heating & Air Conditioning System?
Your home’s Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) system, what Donelson Air Service Experts refers to as the “home comfort system”, commonly is made up of three major components:
- The furnace, which creates heat and air movement
- The condenser, the air conditioner or cooling equipment, and
- One or several products that governs air quality and humidity levels in your home
In some Nashville 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. In conjunction with the thermostat, these key components control 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 each day.
The Real Key Is Quality Installation
Picking the right equipment for your home depends upon the size of the home itself. 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 dramatically impacted. Irregardless of how much you spent, 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 demonstrate their installation quality.
Look At All Potential Features And Options
There are a number of makes, models, features and options of comfort equipment available to choose from. You’ll want to look into every option that can make 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 carefully walk you through the best solutions that will meet those needs for you. When they're finished, you should have the knowledge you need to reach a decision, while not feeling like you’ve been “sold” one.
Energy Savings Now Prevail
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 decide upon the proper type of equipment needed, they conveniently map the extra 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. 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 a “plus” vs. being a “minus” to your family’s budget. By the same token, as heating and air conditioning manufacturers produce more efficient equipment, our climate also benefits. So carefully consider high-efficiency equipment. It’s equipment developed 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 different Nashville area companies, carefully consider and aggressively question the financial backing, history and longevity of the businesses you may work with. Unfortunately, this industry (like others) have some unreliable or unethical representatives 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 when you need to use it. 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 short, the manufacturer of the equipment will commonly warrant flaws in the equipment, but the installing company alone guarantees the installation work.
If you live in the Nashville area, Donelson Air Service Experts can help you. Schedule an appointment online or simply call 615-953-9885 and we will be happy to assist you.
A new furnace or air conditioning system can 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.