Points to Consider When Buying a New HVAC System in London

March 09, 2015

Purchasing a new air and heating system is a substantial investment and Roy Inch & Sons Service Experts appreciates that. But, when you consider your options, there are many fundamental questions that you need to answer in order to assure you have an affordable and efficient HVAC solution for your London area home. So let’s outline what you should be familiar with 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 Roy Inch & Sons Service Experts refers to as the “home comfort system”, typically consists of 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 components that regulates air quality and humidity levels in your home

In some London area homes, a heat pump may be used instead of a furnace and condenser. Heat pumps remove indoor heat in the May – September time-period and add outdoor heat in the colder months. Operating via the thermostat, these primary components monitor 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.

The Real Key Is Quality Installation

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 conducted inadequately, the equipment, energy-efficiency and your comfort level is hampered significantly. It doesn’t matter how much or how little you spend, the equipment will experience frequent repair problems in the future if the install was bad. So it’s absolutely critical to work with an HVAC contractor that can demonstrate their installation quality.

Think About All Potential 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 to assure 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 simply walk you through the best solutions that will meet those needs for you. When they're finished, you should have the knowledge you need to make an informed buying decision you are comfortable with.

Reduce Energy Consumption

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 demonstrate the added savings of high-efficiency heating and air conditioning products.

Energy-efficiency and utility savings are big factors because the cost of operating a heating and air conditioning system is usually not factored when estimating your budget. Imagine 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? As the cost of energy continues to escalate, 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 outside environment also benefits. So there is plenty to think about when it comes to 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 evaluating Warranties and Guarantees from various London 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; buyer beware. A paper certificate does not matter too much if the issuing company is not around when you need to use it. The company should be viable enough to offer 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 summary, the manufacturer of the equipment will commonly warrant defects in the equipment, but the installing company alone guarantees the installation work.

Getting Started

If you live in the London area, Roy Inch & Sons Service Experts can help you. Schedule an appointment online or simply call 226-270-1164 and we will be happy to assist you.

A new furnace or air conditioning system could save you energy and money each month. 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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