Points to Consider When Buying a New HVAC System in Clearwater

March 09, 2015

Acquiring a new furnace and A/C unit is a significant investment and Midway Services understands that. As you explore your options, there are many important questions that you need to answer in order to reasonably guarantee you have an affordable and efficient HVAC solution for your Clearwater area home. To that end, let’s outline what you should understand about a new home comfort system.

What Precisely Makes Up A Heating & Air Conditioning System?

Your home’s Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) system, what Midway Services refers to as the “home comfort system”, commonly embodies three major components:

  1. The furnace, which creates heat and air movement
  2. The condenser, the air conditioner or cooling equipment, and
  3. One or several products that control air quality and humidity levels in your home

In some Clearwater area homes, a heat pump may be used instead of a furnace and condenser. Heat pumps withdraws indoor heat in the hot months and add outdoor heat in winter. Working together with the thermostat, these key components control your indoor environmental comfort level. Like the engine of a automobile, the home comfort system is the mechanism 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 critical in that process. If the installation is conducted inadequately, the equipment, energy-efficiency and your comfort level is hampered significantly. No matter how much you spend, the equipment will probably undergo frequent repair problems in the future if the install was bad. So it’s absolutely critical to work with a heating and air professional that can back-up their installation quality.

Give Consideration To All Potential Features And Options

There are a myriad of makes, models, features and options of comfort equipment available to pick from. You are best served by researching every option that can make 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 all the options available that will meet those needs for you. When they're done, you should have all the resources you need to make a choice that fits your budget and satisfies your family’s needs.

How You Can Reduce Energy Usage And Save Money

A reputable 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 additional 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 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 designed 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 Clearwater area companies, carefully consider and aggressively question the financial health, history and longevity of the businesses you may work with. There are plenty of inexpensive, inexperienced HVAC service companies doing business today; they are the companies you will want to watch out for. 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 with financing options that include manageable, monthly payments. The risk with a lot of smaller companies is that they are sold or just go out of business.

In short, the manufacturer of the equipment will commonly warrant flaws in the equipment, but the installing company independently guarantees the installation work.

Getting Started

If you live in the Clearwater area, Midway Services can help you. Schedule an appointment online or simply call 727-219-2471 and we will be happy to assist you.

A new furnace or air conditioning system will 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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