Points to Consider When Buying a New HVAC System in Buffalo

March 09, 2015

Acquiring a new furnace and A/C unit is a major investment and Sunbeam Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning recognizes that. But, when you consider your options, there are several essential questions that you need answered in order to assure you have an energy-saving and cost-effective option for your Buffalo area home. So let’s outline what you should be familiar with 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 Sunbeam Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning refers to as the “home comfort system”, often embodies three major components:

  1. The furnace, which provides 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 Buffalo area homes, a heat pump may be used rather than a furnace and condenser. Heat pumps remove indoor heat in the May – September time-period and add outdoor heat in the colder months. Operating via the thermostat, these primary 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 each 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 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 absolutely critical to work with an HVAC contractor that can back-up their installation quality.

Think About All Available Features And Options

There are a myriad of makes, models, features and options of comfort equipment available to select from. You are best served by researching 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 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 completed, you should have all the resources you need to make a choice that fits your budget and satisfies your family’s needs.

Energy Savings Now Prevail

A reputable 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 determine the proper type of equipment needed, they show how you can benefit from 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 often overlooked when evaluating your budget. Think about it - if your home comfort system could produce a check for $700 each year, what would you do with the unexpected money? As the cost of energy continues to escalate, high-efficiency equipment becomes a “plus” vs. being a “minus” to your family’s budget. Equally important, as heating and air conditioning manufacturers build more efficient equipment, the outdoor environment also benefits. So really give some thought to high-efficiency equipment. It’s equipment intended to save much more than just your utility bills; it's environmentally conscious.

Will The Company Be Able To Honor Your Warranty?

When comparing Warranties and Guarantees from different Buffalo area companies, seriously consider and aggressively question the financial stability, history and longevity of the businesses you may work with. Unfortunately, this industry (like others) have some unreliable or unethical representatives out there; buyer beware. 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 supply you with financing options that include manageable, monthly payments. 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 flaws in the equipment, but the installing company solely guarantees the installation work.

Getting Started

If you live in the Buffalo area, Sunbeam 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 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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