Acquiring a new furnace and A/C unit is a major investment and A1 Chesney Service Experts knows that. But, when you consider your options, there are several important questions that you need to answer in order to reasonably guarantee you have an affordable and efficient HVAC solution for your Calgary area home. Now let’s take a look at what you should learn 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 A1 Chesney Service Experts refers to as the “home comfort system”, commonly is made up of three major components:
- The furnace, which facilitates heat and air movement
- The condenser, the air conditioner or cooling equipment, and
- One or several parts that governs air quality and humidity levels in your home
In some Calgary area homes, a heat pump may be used in place of a furnace and condenser. Heat pumps withdraws indoor heat in the May – September time-period and add outdoor heat in winter. 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 engine 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 essential in that process. If the installation is unprofessional and performed poorly, the equipment, energy-efficiency and your comfort level is dramatically impacted. Irregardless of how much you spent, the equipment will suffer from frequent repair problems in the future if the install was lousy. So it’s really important to work with an HVAC contractor that can back-up their installation quality.
Think About All Potential Features And Options
There are hundreds of makes, models, features and options of comfort equipment available to pick 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. A good home comfort company will help you determine your family’s specific comfort needs and desires, then carefully walk you through all the options available that will meet those needs for you. When they're finished, you should have everything you need to make a choice that fits your budget and satisfies your family’s needs.
Reduce Energy Consumption
A reliable 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 show how you can benefit from the additional savings of high-efficiency heating and air conditioning products.
Saving money each month thru energy reduction are important factors because the cost of operating a heating and air conditioning system is usually not factored when estimating your budget. Imagine 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 a “plus” vs. being a “minus” to your family’s budget. Likewise, as heating and air conditioning manufacturers move toward making 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 conducting your “apples-to-apples” comparison of Warranties and Guarantees from various Calgary area companies, carefully 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; 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 supply you favorable financing so you can further leverage the financial investment with low, easy to manage monthly payments. The risk with many smaller companies is that they are sold or just go out of business.
In summary, the manufacturer of the equipment will usually warrant flaws in the equipment, but the installing company independently guarantees the installation work.
If you live in the Calgary area, A1 Chesney Service Experts can help you. Schedule an appointment online or simply call 587-315-5271 and we will be happy to assist you.
A new furnace or air conditioning system could 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.