Points to Consider When Buying a New HVAC System in Fort Myers

March 09, 2015

Buying a new furnace and A/C unit is a major investment and Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning knows that. But, when you consider your options, there are several essential questions that you need answered in order to assure you have an energy-saving and cost-effective option for your Fort Myers area home. So let’s take a look at what you should learn 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 Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning refers to as the “home comfort system”, often includes three major components:

  1. The furnace, which provides 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 Fort Myers area homes, a heat pump may be used in place of a furnace and condenser. Heat pumps withdraws indoor heat in the summer and add outdoor heat in winter. Working together with the thermostat, these main components monitor your indoor environmental comfort level. Like the engine of a truck, the home comfort system is the engine of your home that ‘drives’ your family’s indoor comfort every day.

Quality Installation Is The Key

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 essential in that process. If the installation is poor, the equipment, energy-efficiency and your comfort suffers dramatically. Irregardless of how much you spent, the equipment will probably undergo frequent repair problems in the future if the install was lousy. So it’s absolutely critical to work with a company that can back-up their installation quality.

Look At All Available Features And Options

There are a myriad of makes, models, features and options of comfort equipment available to pick from. You should always think about 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 decent 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 completed, you should have everything you need to make a choice that fits your budget and satisfies your family’s needs.

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 demonstrate the additional 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 evaluating your budget. Think about it - if you found $700 laying next to your furnace or A/C system each year, what would you do with the extra money in your pocket? When energy costs go up, 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 outdoor environment also benefits. So truly consider your choice of 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 evaluating Warranties and Guarantees from various Fort Myers area companies, carefully consider and aggressively question the financial health, history and longevity of the businesses you may work with. There are plenty of inexpensive, inexperienced HVAC service companies doing business today; buyer beware. A paper certificate does not matter too much if the issuing company is not around when you need to use it. The company should be viable enough to offer 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.

To summarize, the manufacturer of the equipment will usually warrant defects in the equipment, but the installing company alone guarantees the installation work.

Getting Started

If you live in the Fort Myers area, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can help you. Schedule an appointment online or simply call 239-908-6991 and we will be happy to assist you.

A new furnace or air conditioning system could save you energy and money every single 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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