Points to Consider When Buying a New HVAC System in Haltom City

March 09, 2015

Purchasing a new furnace and air conditioning system is a significant 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 an affordable and efficient HVAC solution for your Haltom City area home. So 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:

  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 control air quality and humidity levels in your home

In some Haltom City area homes, a heat pump may be used in place of a furnace and condenser. Heat pumps expel indoor heat in the hot months and add outdoor heat in latter months of the year. Operating via the thermostat, these primary components monitor 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.

Nothing Replaces The Quality Of Your Install

The specs of your home dictate the choices available to you for a home comfort system. 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 really important to work with an HVAC contractor 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’ll want to look into 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 carefully walk you through the best solutions that will meet those needs for you. When they're finished, 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 show how you can benefit from the additional 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 usually not factored when estimating your budget. For example, if you can save $700 per year in utility costs with your new home comfort system, what would you do with the extra money in your pocket? 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 developed 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 various Haltom City area companies, seriously consider and aggressively question the financial health, history and longevity of the businesses you might assign the job. There are plenty of inexpensive, inexperienced HVAC service companies doing business today; 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 typically warrant defects in the equipment, but the installing company solely guarantees the installation work.

Getting Started

If you live in the Haltom City area, Stark Services 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 could save you energy and money each 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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