Points to Consider When Buying a New HVAC System in Windsor

March 09, 2015

Buying a new furnace and A/C unit is a major investment and Bryant Heating & Cooling Service Experts appreciates that. As you explore your options, there are many important questions that you need answered in order to ensure you have the most energy-efficient and affordable choice for your Windsor area home. Now let’s examine what you should understand about a new home comfort system.

What Precisely Makes Up A Heating & Air Conditioning System?

Your home’s Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) system, what Bryant Heating & Cooling Service Experts refers to as the “home comfort system”, typically embodies 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 control air quality and humidity levels in your home

In some Windsor area homes, a heat pump may be used in place of a furnace and condenser. Heat pumps withdraws indoor heat in the May – September time-period and add outdoor heat in winter. Operating via the thermostat, these key components regulate your indoor environmental comfort level. Like the engine of a car, the home comfort system is the engine 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 essential 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 shotty. So it’s really important to work with a heating and air professional that can demonstrate their installation quality.

Look At All Available Features And Options

There are a number of makes, models, features and options of comfort equipment available to select from. You are best served by researching every option to ensure your home’s air quality, humidity level, temperature and energy-consumption ideal for the health and comfort of your family. A decent home comfort company will se a consultative approach in identifying 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 everything you need to make a choice that fits your budget and satisfies your family’s needs.

How You Can Reduce Energy Usage And Save Money

A trustworthy 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 help you figure out the proper type of equipment needed, they show how you can benefit from the added savings of high-efficiency heating and air conditioning products.

Uncovering hidden saving thru a reduction in household energy consumption are essential factors because the cost of operating a heating and air conditioning system is often overlooked when estimating your budget. Imagine if your home comfort system could produce a check for $700 each year, what would you do with the unexpected money? As energy costs rise in the future, 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 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 comparing Warranties and Guarantees from various Windsor area companies, strongly consider and aggressively question the financial stability, history and longevity of the businesses you may work with. Unfortunately, this industry (like others) have some unreliable or unethical representatives 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 reasonable financing with terms that fit your monthly budget. 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 difficulties in the equipment, but the installing company alone guarantees the installation work.

Getting Started

If you live in the Windsor area, Bryant Heating & Cooling Service Experts can help you. Schedule an appointment online or simply call 226-773-3357 and we will be happy to assist you.

A new furnace or air conditioning system could save you energy and money every single month. Buying a new HVAC system is an important decision, so 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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