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

March 09, 2015

Buying a new furnace and A/C unit is a significant investment and Calverley Service Experts recognizes that. However, when you look at your choices, there are many fundamental questions that you need answered in order to ensure you have an energy-saving and cost-effective option for your Fort Worth area home. To that end, 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 parts 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 summer 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 year round.

The Real Key Is Quality Installation

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 extremely important in that process. If the installation is unprofessional and performed poorly, 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 bad. So it’s really important to work with an HVAC contractor that can prove their installation quality.

Give Consideration To All Available 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 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 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 help you figure out the proper type of equipment needed, they conveniently map the added 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 usually not factored when figuring out your budget. For example, if you can save $700 per year in utility costs with your new home comfort system, what would you do with this new found money? When energy costs go up, high-efficiency equipment becomes more and more beneficial to your family’s budget. By the same token, as heating and air conditioning manufacturers build 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.

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 stability, history and longevity of the company you are dealing with. There are plenty of inexpensive, inexperienced HVAC service companies doing business today; 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 tomorrow and you’re stuck with a poorly installed, malfunctioning system. 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.

To summarize, the manufacturer of the equipment will commonly warrant defects in the equipment, but the installing company solely 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 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.

Contact Us