Points to Consider When Buying a New HVAC System in Sharonville

March 09, 2015

Purchasing a new furnace and A/C unit is a substantial investment and Knochelmann Service Experts knows that. However, when you look at your choices, there are several essential questions that you need answers for in order to ensure you have the most energy-efficient and affordable choice for your Sharonville area home. To that end, let’s outline what you should understand 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 Knochelmann Service Experts 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 products that control air quality and humidity levels in your home

In some Sharonville area homes, a heat pump may be used instead of a furnace and condenser. Heat pumps expel indoor heat in the hot months and add outdoor heat in winter. Operating via the thermostat, these primary components control 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 every day.

The Real Key Is Quality Installation

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. 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 shotty. So it’s especially important to work with a company that can back-up their installation quality.

Give Consideration To All Available Features And Options

There are a number of makes, models, features and options of comfort equipment available to pick from. You should always think about every option that can make your home’s air quality, humidity level, temperature and energy-consumption perfectly fit for your family’s comfort and health needs. A decent home comfort company will assist you in identifying your family’s specific comfort needs and desires, then simply walk you through all the options available that will meet those needs for you. When they're done, you should have everything you need to reach a decision, while not feeling like you’ve been “sold” one.

How You Can Reduce Energy Usage And Save Money

A reliable home comfort company will also perform 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 demonstrate the additional 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 usually not factored when reconciling your budget. Imagine if your home comfort system could produce a check for $700 each year, 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. By the same token, as heating and air conditioning manufacturers move toward making more efficient equipment, the outside environment 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 Sharonville area companies, carefully consider and aggressively question the financial stability, history and longevity of the company you are dealing with. There are plenty of inexpensive, inexperienced HVAC service companies doing business today; 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 to honor it. The company should be viable enough to present 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 flaws in the equipment, but the installing company independently guarantees the installation work.

Getting Started

If you live in the Sharonville area, Knochelmann Service Experts can help you. Schedule an appointment online or simply call 859-905-0834 and we will be happy to assist you.

A new furnace or air conditioning system can save you energy and money every single month. Buying a new HVAC system is an important decision, so 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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