Points to Consider When Buying a New HVAC System in Rochester

March 09, 2015

Acquiring a new furnace and A/C unit is a substantial investment and Strogen's Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning recognizes that. As you explore your options, there are a few important questions that you need answers for 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 Exactly Makes Up A Heating & Air Conditioning System?

Your home’s Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) system, what Strogen's Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning refers to as the “home comfort system”, often consists of 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 parts that regulates 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 winter. 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 year round.

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 level is dramatically impacted. It doesn’t matter how much or how little you spend, the equipment will suffer from frequent repair problems in the future if the install was bad. So it’s really important to work with an HVAC contractor that can ”walk the talk” relating to 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 select 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 make an informed buying decision you are comfortable with.

How You Can Reduce Energy Usage And Save Money

A credible 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 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 estimating 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? When energy costs go up, high-efficiency equipment becomes more and more beneficial to your family’s budget. Equally important, as heating and air conditioning manufacturers move toward making more efficient equipment, our climate also benefits. So carefully consider high-efficiency equipment. It’s equipment designed 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, strongly consider and aggressively question the financial backing, history and longevity of the businesses you may work with. There are plenty of inexpensive, inexperienced HVAC service companies doing business today; 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 many smaller companies is that they are sold or just go out of business.

In summary, the manufacturer of the equipment will commonly warrant flaws in the equipment, but the installing company solely guarantees the installation work.

Getting Started

If you live in the Rochester area, Strogen's Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can help you. Schedule an appointment online or simply call and we will be happy to assist you.

A new furnace or air conditioning system will 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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