Points to Consider When Buying a New HVAC System in Clearwater

March 09, 2015

Acquiring a new furnace and A/C unit is a substantial investment and Midway Services recognizes that. As you explore your options, there are several fundamental questions that you need answers for in order to reasonably guarantee you have the most energy-efficient and affordable choice for your Clearwater area home. To that end, let’s outline what you should learn 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 parts 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 summer 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.

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 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 lousy. So it’s really important to work with a heating and air professional that can back-up their installation quality.

Look At 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 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 most sensible and affordable choices 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 credible 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 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 produce 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.

Who Are You Dealing With?

When conducting your “apples-to-apples” comparison of Warranties and Guarantees from multiple Clearwater area companies, carefully 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; buyer beware. 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 supply you with financing options that include manageable, monthly payments. The risk with many smaller companies is that they are sold or just go out of business.

To summarize, 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 can save you energy and money every single month. We know that buying a new system is a big decision; 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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