Points to Consider When Buying a New HVAC System in Savannah

March 09, 2015

Purchasing a new air and heating system is a major investment and Coastal Service Experts appreciates that. As you explore your options, there are several fundamental questions that you need to answer in order to reasonably guarantee you have an affordable and efficient HVAC solution for your Savannah area home. So let’s take a look at 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 Coastal Service Experts 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 components that control air quality and humidity levels in your home

In some Savannah area homes, a heat pump may be used in place of a furnace and condenser. Heat pumps remove indoor heat in the hot months and add outdoor heat in winter. In conjunction with the thermostat, these primary components control your indoor environmental comfort level. Like the engine of a truck, the home comfort system is the instrument of your home that ‘drives’ your family’s indoor comfort each day.

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 conducted inadequately, the equipment, energy-efficiency and your comfort suffers dramatically. It doesn’t matter how much or how little you spend, the equipment will probably undergo frequent repair problems in the future if the install was shotty. So it’s absolutely critical to work with an HVAC contractor that can ”walk the talk” relating to their installation quality.

Look At All Available Features And Options

There are hundreds of makes, models, features and options of comfort equipment available to select from. You should always think about every option to assure your home’s air quality, humidity level, temperature and energy-consumption ideal for the health and comfort of your family. An ethical home comfort company will assist you 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 finished, you should have the knowledge you need to reach a decision, while not feeling like you’ve been “sold” one.

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 decide upon the proper type of equipment needed, they conveniently map the extra savings of high-efficiency heating and air conditioning products.

Energy-efficiency and utility savings are essential factors because the cost of operating a heating and air conditioning system is typically not added when reconciling your budget. For example, if you can save $700 per year in utility costs with your new home comfort system, what would you do with the extra money in your pocket? When energy costs go up, 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, our climate also benefits. So carefully consider 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 evaluating Warranties and Guarantees from different Savannah area companies, carefully consider and aggressively question the financial stability, history and longevity of the company you are dealing with. Unfortunately, this industry (like others) have some unreliable or unethical representatives out there; buyer beware. A paper certificate does not help you 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 defects in the equipment, but the installing company independently guarantees the installation work.

Getting Started

If you live in the Savannah area, Coastal Service Experts can help you. Schedule an appointment online or simply call 912-208-2399 and we will be happy to assist you.

A new furnace or air conditioning system could 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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