Buying A New Furnace & Air System for Your Provo Area Home Published on March 09, 2015 Buying a new furnace and A/C unit is a significant investment and Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning knows that. However, when you look at your choices, there are many fundamental questions that you need answers for in order to assure you have the most energy-efficient and affordable choice for your Provo area home. To that end, let’s outline 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 Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning refers to as the “home comfort system”, often includes three major components: The furnace, which provides heat and air movement The condenser, the air conditioner or cooling equipment, and One or several components that control air quality and humidity levels in your home In some Provo area homes, a heat pump may be used instead of a furnace and condenser. Heat pumps withdraws indoor heat in the hot months and add outdoor heat in winter. Working together with the thermostat, these primary components control 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 every day. Nothing Replaces The Quality Of Your Install Picking the right equipment for your home depends upon the size of the home itself. The quality of the installation is essential in that process. If the installation is poor, the equipment, energy-efficiency and your comfort suffers dramatically. No matter how much you spend, 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 demonstrate their installation quality. Give Consideration To All Potential Features And Options There are a myriad of makes, models, features and options of comfort equipment available to select 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. 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 the knowledge you need to reach a decision, while not feeling like you’ve been “sold” one. 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 demonstrate 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. Think about it - if you found $700 laying next to your furnace or A/C system each year, what would you do with this new found money? 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 build more efficient equipment, the outdoor environment also benefits. So truly consider your choice of high-efficiency equipment. It’s equipment intended to save much more than just your utility bills; it's environmentally conscious. Only Stability Makes Warranties And Guarantees Matter When comparing Warranties and Guarantees from different Provo area companies, strongly consider and aggressively question the financial health, history and longevity of the company you are dealing with. There are a lot of cheap service pitches out there; its very important that you understand and verify any and all claims and the company’s health. 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 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 alone guarantees the installation work. Getting Started If you live in the Provo area, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can help you. Schedule an appointment online or simply call 801-396-0637 and we will be happy to assist you. A new furnace or air conditioning system can save you energy and money each 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.