Points to Consider When Buying a New HVAC System in Shreveport

March 09, 2015

Acquiring a new furnace and air conditioning system is a significant investment and Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning understands that. But, when you consider your options, there are a few fundamental questions that you need answers for in order to assure you have the most energy-efficient and affordable choice for your Shreveport area home. So let’s examine what you should learn 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 Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning refers to as the “home comfort system”, commonly 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 products that governs air quality and humidity levels in your home

In some Shreveport area homes, a heat pump may be used rather than a furnace and condenser. Heat pumps remove indoor heat in the hot months and add outdoor heat in the colder months. Working together with the thermostat, these primary 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.

Quality Installation Is The Key

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 suffers dramatically. Irregardless of how much you spent, the equipment will experience frequent repair problems in the future if the install was bad. So it’s absolutely critical to work with a company that can prove their installation quality.

Think About All Possible Features And Options

There are a number of makes, models, features and options of comfort equipment available to pick from. You are best served by researching every option that can make your home’s air quality, humidity level, temperature and energy-consumption perfectly fit for your family’s comfort and health needs. A good home comfort company will help you determine your family’s specific comfort needs and desires, then carefully walk you through all the options available that will meet those needs for you. When they're finished, you should have the knowledge you need to make an informed buying decision you are comfortable with.

Reduce Energy Consumption

A reliable 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 decide upon the proper type of equipment needed, they show how you can benefit from the extra savings of high-efficiency heating and air conditioning products.

Uncovering hidden saving thru a reduction in household energy consumption are big factors because the cost of operating a heating and air conditioning system is often overlooked when figuring out your budget. Picture if your home comfort system could produce a check for $700 each year, what would you do with the extra money in your pocket? As the cost of energy continues to escalate, high-efficiency equipment becomes increasingly helpful to your family’s budget. Equally important, as heating and air conditioning manufacturers produce more efficient equipment, our climate also benefits. So there is plenty to think about when it comes to 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 conducting your “apples-to-apples” comparison of Warranties and Guarantees from multiple Shreveport area companies, seriously consider and aggressively question the financial stability, 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 matter too much if the issuing company is not around to honor it. The company should be viable enough to offer 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.

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

Getting Started

If you live in the Shreveport area, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can help you. Schedule an appointment online or simply call 318-588-8163 and we will be happy to assist you.

A new furnace or air conditioning system could save you energy and money all year long. 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.

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