Points to Consider When Buying a New HVAC System in Miami

March 09, 2015

Acquiring a new air and heating system is a major investment and Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning knows that. However, when you look at your choices, there are several fundamental questions that you need answers for in order to reasonably guarantee you have an affordable and efficient HVAC solution for your Miami area home. Now let’s take a look at what you should be familiar with about a new home comfort system.

What Exactly 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”, often embodies 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 parts that governs air quality and humidity levels in your home

In some Miami area homes, a heat pump may be used instead of a furnace and condenser. Heat pumps expel indoor heat in the summer and add outdoor heat in latter months of the year. Working together with the thermostat, these main components regulate your indoor environmental comfort level. Like the engine of a car, the home comfort system is the instrument of your home that ‘drives’ your family’s indoor comfort year round.

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 critical in that process. If the installation is conducted inadequately, the equipment, energy-efficiency and your comfort level is hampered significantly. It doesn’t matter how much or how little you spend, the equipment will suffer from frequent repair problems in the future if the install was bad. So it’s especially important to work with a heating and air professional that can prove 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 select from. You are best served by researching every option to ensure 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 good home comfort company will help you determine your family’s specific comfort needs and desires, then just walk you through all the options available that will meet those needs for you. When they're finished, you should have everything you need to make a choice that fits your budget and satisfies your family’s needs.

Reduce Energy Consumption

A reputable 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 help you figure out the proper type of equipment needed, they show how you can benefit from 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 the extra money in your pocket? As energy costs rise in the future, high-efficiency equipment becomes a “plus” vs. being a “minus” to your family’s budget. By the same token, as heating and air conditioning manufacturers move toward making more efficient equipment, our climate also benefits. So there is plenty to think about when it comes to 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 evaluating Warranties and Guarantees from various Miami area companies, seriously 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 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.

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

Getting Started

If you live in the Miami area, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can help you. Schedule an appointment online or simply call 305-440-1505 and we will be happy to assist you.

A new furnace or air conditioning system will save you energy and money each 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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