Points to Consider When Buying a New HVAC System in Dallas

March 09, 2015

Purchasing a new air and heating system is a substantial investment and Levy & Son Service Experts recognizes that. However, when you look at your choices, there are several essential questions that you need answers for in order to ensure you have an energy-saving and cost-effective option for your Dallas area home. To that end, let’s take a look at 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 Levy & Son Service Experts refers to as the “home comfort system”, often 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 products that regulates air quality and humidity levels in your home

In some Dallas area homes, a heat pump may be used in place of a furnace and condenser. Heat pumps withdraws indoor heat in the summer and add outdoor heat in the colder months. Operating via the thermostat, these key components monitor your indoor environmental comfort level. Like the engine of a automobile, the home comfort system is the engine 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 essential in that process. If the installation is unprofessional and performed poorly, the equipment, energy-efficiency and your comfort level is hampered significantly. No matter how much you spend, the equipment will probably undergo frequent repair problems in the future if the install was lousy. So it’s really important to work with a heating and air professional that can back-up their installation quality.

Look At All Possible Features And Options

There are hundreds of makes, models, features and options of comfort equipment available to pick from. You are best served by researching 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 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 done, you should have all the resources you need to reach a decision, while not feeling like you’ve been “sold” one.

Reduce Energy Consumption

A reputable 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 demonstrate the added 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 figuring out your budget. Picture if your home comfort system could produce a check for $700 each year, what would you do with the unexpected money? When energy costs go up, high-efficiency equipment becomes increasingly helpful to your family’s budget. Likewise, as heating and air conditioning manufacturers produce more efficient equipment, the outside environment also benefits. So carefully consider high-efficiency equipment. It’s equipment intended 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 Dallas 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; they are the companies you will want to watch out for. A paper certificate does not make much difference 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 present you reasonable financing with terms that fit your monthly budget. The risk with too many smaller companies is that they are sold or just go out of business.

In summary, the manufacturer of the equipment will commonly warrant difficulties in the equipment, but the installing company alone guarantees the installation work.

Getting Started

If you live in the Dallas area, Levy & Son Service Experts can help you. Schedule an appointment online or simply call 469-250-0932 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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