Acquiring a new furnace and A/C unit is a significant investment and Strogen's Service Experts recognizes that. As you explore your options, there are a few fundamental questions that you need to answer in order to assure you have an energy-saving and cost-effective option for your Rochester area home. Now let’s examine what you should understand 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 Strogen's Service Experts refers to as the “home comfort system”, typically consists of three major components:
- The furnace, which facilitates 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 Rochester area homes, a heat pump may be used instead of a furnace and condenser. Heat pumps withdraws indoor heat in the May – September time-period and add outdoor heat in the colder months. In conjunction with the thermostat, these key components regulate your indoor environmental comfort level. Like the engine of a automobile, the home comfort system is the mechanism of your home that ‘drives’ your family’s indoor comfort every 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 extremely important in that process. If the installation is unprofessional and performed poorly, the equipment, energy-efficiency and your comfort suffers dramatically. 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 ”walk the talk” relating to their installation quality.
Look At All Possible Features And Options
There are a myriad of makes, models, features and options of comfort equipment available to choose from. You’ll want to look into 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. An ethical home comfort company will se a consultative approach 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 completed, you should have everything you need to reach a decision, while not feeling like you’ve been “sold” one.
How You Can Reduce Energy Usage And Save Money
A reputable home comfort company will also perform what’s called a heating and cooling load calculation and an energy-efficiency analysis on your home. These calculations not only determine the proper type of equipment needed, they show how you can benefit from the extra savings of high-efficiency heating and air conditioning products.
Saving money each month thru energy reduction are big factors because the cost of operating a heating and air conditioning system is typically not added when figuring out your budget. For example, if your home comfort system could produce a check for $700 each year, what would you do with the unexpected money? As energy costs rise in the future, high-efficiency equipment becomes more and more beneficial to your family’s budget. Likewise, 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 comparing Warranties and Guarantees from different Rochester area companies, seriously consider and aggressively question the financial backing, history and longevity of the company you are dealing with. There are a lot of cheap service pitches out there; its very important that you understand and verify any and all claims and the company’s health. A paper certificate does not help you if the issuing company is not around to honor it. The company should be viable enough to supply 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.
In summary, the manufacturer of the equipment will typically warrant flaws in the equipment, but the installing company alone guarantees the installation work.
If you live in the Rochester area, Strogen's Service Experts can help you. Schedule an appointment online or simply call 603-923-4570 and we will be happy to assist you.
A new furnace or air conditioning system can 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.