Points to Consider When Buying a New HVAC System in London

March 09, 2015

Purchasing a new furnace and air conditioning system is a substantial investment and Roy Inch & Sons Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning 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. To that end, let’s outline 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 Roy Inch & Sons Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning refers to as the “home comfort system”, often 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 governs 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 winter. Operating via the thermostat, these primary components control 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. Irregardless of how much you spent, the equipment will suffer from 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.

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 exactly the way you desire for your family’s lifestyle and health needs. 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 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.

Reduce Energy Consumption

A trustworthy home comfort company will also undertake 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 extra 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. Think about it - if your home comfort system could produce a check for $700 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. By the same token, as heating and air conditioning manufacturers build more efficient equipment, the outside environment also benefits. So really give some thought 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 comparing Warranties and Guarantees from multiple London area companies, seriously 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; they are the companies you will want to watch out for. A paper certificate does not amount to 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 typically warrant difficulties in the equipment, but the installing company solely guarantees the installation work.

Getting Started

If you live in the London area, Roy Inch & Sons Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning 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 could save you energy and money every single 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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