Points to Consider When Buying a New HVAC System in Shreveport

March 09, 2015

Acquiring a new furnace and air conditioning system is a substantial investment and Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning recognizes that. But, when you consider your options, there are a few important questions that you need answers for in order to assure you have an affordable and efficient HVAC solution for your Shreveport area home. To that end, 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 Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning refers to as the “home comfort system”, commonly consists of three major components:

  1. The furnace, which facilitates heat and air movement
  2. The condenser, the air conditioner or cooling equipment, and
  3. One or several products that regulates air quality and humidity levels in your home

In some Shreveport area homes, a heat pump may be used in place of a furnace and condenser. Heat pumps expel indoor heat in the summer and add outdoor heat in winter. Operating via 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

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 essential in that process. If the installation is poor, 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 lousy. So it’s really important to work with a company that can ”walk the talk” relating to 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 done, you should have the knowledge you need to make an informed buying decision you are comfortable with.

Energy Savings Now Prevail

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 important factors because the cost of operating a heating and air conditioning system is often overlooked when figuring out your budget. Picture 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? As the cost of energy continues to escalate, high-efficiency equipment becomes more and more beneficial to your family’s budget. Equally important, as heating and air conditioning manufacturers produce more efficient equipment, our climate also benefits. So really give some thought to 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 conducting your “apples-to-apples” comparison of Warranties and Guarantees from multiple Shreveport area companies, strongly 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; they are the companies you will want to watch out for. A paper certificate does not amount to much if the issuing company is not around tomorrow and you’re stuck with a poorly installed, malfunctioning system. The company should be viable enough to present you favorable financing so you can further leverage the financial investment with low, easy to manage 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 usually warrant difficulties in the equipment, but the installing company alone 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 and we will be happy to assist you.

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