Points to Consider When Buying a New HVAC System in Fort Worth

March 09, 2015

Purchasing a new furnace and A/C unit is a significant investment and Calverley Service Experts understands that. However, when you look at your choices, there are several fundamental questions that you need answered in order to assure you have an energy-saving and cost-effective option for your Fort Worth area home. So let’s examine 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 Calverley Service Experts refers to as the “home comfort system”, usually embodies 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 governs air quality and humidity levels in your home

In some Fort Worth area homes, a heat pump may be used instead of a furnace and condenser. Heat pumps expel indoor heat in the hot months and add outdoor heat in latter months of the year. In conjunction with the thermostat, these key components regulate 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 every 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 extremely important in that process. If the installation is poor, the equipment, energy-efficiency and your comfort level is hampered significantly. No matter how much you spend, the equipment will experience frequent repair problems in the future if the install was lousy. So it’s absolutely critical to work with a company that can ”walk the talk” relating to their installation quality.

Look At All Possible Features And Options

There are a number of makes, models, features and options of comfort equipment available to select from. You should always think about every option to ensure 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 se a consultative approach in identifying your family’s specific comfort needs and desires, then just walk you through the best solutions that will meet those needs for you. When they're completed, you should have all the resources 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 reliable home comfort company will also execute what’s called a heating and cooling load calculation and an energy-efficiency analysis on your home. These calculations not only determine the proper type of equipment needed, they conveniently map 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. For example, if your home comfort system could produce a check for $700 each year, what would you do with this new found money? As energy costs rise in the future, high-efficiency equipment becomes increasingly helpful to your family’s budget. By the same token, as heating and air conditioning manufacturers build more efficient equipment, the outdoor 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.

Will The Company Be Able To Honor Your Warranty?

When conducting your “apples-to-apples” comparison of Warranties and Guarantees from different Fort Worth area companies, seriously consider and aggressively question the financial health, history and longevity of the businesses you may work 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 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 typically warrant defects in the equipment, but the installing company alone guarantees the installation work.

Getting Started

If you live in the Fort Worth area, Calverley Service Experts can help you. Schedule an appointment online or simply call 817-380-5647 and we will be happy to assist you.

A new furnace or air conditioning system will 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.

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