Purchasing a new furnace and air conditioning system is a substantial investment and Stark Services recognizes that. As you explore your options, there are several fundamental questions that you need answered in order to ensure you have the most energy-efficient and affordable choice for your Fort Worth area home. To that end, let’s outline what you should be familiar with 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 Stark Services refers to as the “home comfort system”, commonly includes three major components:
- The furnace, which provides heat and air movement
- The condenser, the air conditioner or cooling equipment, and
- One or several products that control air quality and humidity levels in your home
In some Fort Worth 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 latter months of the year. Working together with the thermostat, these key components control 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 each day.
The Real Key Is Quality Installation
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 critical in that process. If the installation is poor, the equipment, energy-efficiency and your comfort level is hampered significantly. Irregardless of how much you spent, the equipment will probably undergo frequent repair problems in the future if the install was bad. So it’s absolutely critical to work with a company that can back-up their installation quality.
Think About All Potential Features And Options
There are hundreds of makes, models, features and options of comfort equipment available to pick from. You should always think about every option to assure your home’s air quality, humidity level, temperature and energy-consumption perfectly fit for your family’s comfort and health needs. An ethical home comfort company will help you determine your family’s specific comfort needs and desires, then simply walk you through the best solutions that will meet those needs for you. When they're done, 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 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 demonstrate the additional savings of high-efficiency heating and air conditioning products.
Energy-efficiency and utility savings are important factors because the cost of operating a heating and air conditioning system is often overlooked 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 this new found 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 build more efficient equipment, the outside environment 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.
Who Are You Dealing With?
When conducting your “apples-to-apples” comparison of Warranties and Guarantees from multiple Fort Worth area companies, strongly consider and aggressively question the financial health, 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 make much difference if the issuing company is not around when you need to use it. The company should be viable enough to supply you with financing options that include manageable, 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 defects in the equipment, but the installing company alone guarantees the installation work.
If you live in the Fort Worth area, Stark Services can help you. Schedule an appointment online or simply call 817-668-6689 and we will be happy to assist you.
A new furnace or air conditioning system could save you energy and money each month. We know that buying a new system is a big decision; we hope this information has helped you understand the buying process and what to watch out for as you move through it.