Points to Consider When Buying a New HVAC System in Atlanta

March 09, 2015

Purchasing a new furnace and air conditioning system is a significant investment and Peachtree Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning appreciates that. But, when you consider your options, there are several essential questions that you need to answer in order to assure you have an energy-saving and cost-effective option for your Atlanta area home. Now let’s outline what you should understand about a new home comfort system.

What Specifically Makes Up A Heating & Air Conditioning System?

Your home’s Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) system, what Peachtree Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning refers to as the “home comfort system”, usually consists of 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 governs air quality and humidity levels in your home

In some Atlanta 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 the colder months. In conjunction with the thermostat, these primary components monitor your indoor environmental comfort level. Like the engine of a car, the home comfort system is the mechanism of your home that ‘drives’ your family’s indoor comfort every day.

Quality Installation Is The Key

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 extremely important in that process. If the installation is conducted inadequately, the equipment, energy-efficiency and your comfort level is dramatically impacted. It doesn’t matter how much or how little you spend, the equipment will experience frequent repair problems in the future if the install was bad. So it’s absolutely critical to work with a company that can back-up their installation quality.

Look At All Available Features And Options

There are hundreds of makes, models, features and options of comfort equipment available to choose from. You’ll want to look into every option to assure 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 se a consultative approach in identifying 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 the knowledge you need to make a choice that fits your budget and satisfies your family’s needs.

Reduce Energy Consumption

A trustworthy 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 decide upon 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 essential factors because the cost of operating a heating and air conditioning system is usually not factored when reconciling your budget. For example, 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 energy costs rise in the future, high-efficiency equipment becomes more and more beneficial to your family’s budget. Likewise, as heating and air conditioning manufacturers move toward making more efficient equipment, the outside 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.

Will The Company Be Able To Honor Your Warranty?

When evaluating Warranties and Guarantees from different Atlanta area companies, seriously consider and aggressively question the financial health, history and longevity of the businesses you might assign the job. There are a lot of cheap service pitches out there; they are the companies you will want to watch out for. A paper certificate does not amount to much if the issuing company is not around tomorrow and you’re stuck with a poorly installed, malfunctioning system. 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.

To summarize, the manufacturer of the equipment will usually warrant difficulties in the equipment, but the installing company alone guarantees the installation work.

Getting Started

If you live in the Atlanta area, Peachtree Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can help you. Schedule an appointment online or simply call 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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