Points to Consider When Buying a New HVAC System in Cocoa

March 09, 2015

Buying a new air and heating system is a major investment and Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning appreciates that. However, when you look at your choices, there are several important questions that you need answered in order to assure you have an energy-saving and cost-effective option for your Cocoa area home. To that end, let’s outline what you should be familiar with 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 Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning refers to as the “home comfort system”, usually includes three major components:

  1. The furnace, which facilitates 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 Cocoa area homes, a heat pump may be used in place of a furnace and condenser. Heat pumps expel 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 truck, the home comfort system is the mechanism of your home that ‘drives’ your family’s indoor comfort year round.

Quality Installation Is The Key

Picking the right equipment for your home depends upon the size of the home itself. The quality of the installation is extremely important in that process. If the installation is poor, the equipment, energy-efficiency and your comfort level is dramatically impacted. No matter how much you spend, the equipment will suffer from frequent repair problems in the future if the install was lousy. So it’s especially important to work with a company that can back-up their installation quality.

Think About All Possible 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 ensure 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 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 done, you should have the knowledge you need to make an informed buying decision you are comfortable with.

Energy Savings Now Prevail

A reliable 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 extra 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 often overlooked when figuring out your budget. For example, if your home comfort system could produce a check for $700 each year, what would you do with the extra money in your pocket? 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 really give some thought to high-efficiency equipment. It’s equipment designed to save much more than just your utility bills; it's environmentally conscious.

Will The Company Be Able To Honor Your Warranty?

When evaluating Warranties and Guarantees from different Cocoa area companies, carefully consider and aggressively question the financial health, history and longevity of the businesses you might assign the job. There are plenty of inexpensive, inexperienced HVAC service companies doing business today; buyer beware. A paper certificate does not make much difference 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 too many 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 solely guarantees the installation work.

Getting Started

If you live in the Cocoa area, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can help you. Schedule an appointment online or simply call 321-428-7635 and we will be happy to assist you.

A new furnace or air conditioning system can save you energy and money all year long. 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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