Points to Consider When Buying a New HVAC System in San Antonio

March 09, 2015

Buying a new furnace and A/C unit is a major investment and Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air, A Service Experts Company understands that. However, when you look at your choices, there are many essential questions that you need to answer in order to reasonably guarantee you have an affordable and efficient HVAC solution for your San Antonio area home. So let’s take a look at what you should learn 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 Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air, A Service Experts Company refers to as the “home comfort system”, typically is made up of 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 governs air quality and humidity levels in your home

In some San Antonio area homes, a heat pump may be used rather than a furnace and condenser. Heat pumps withdraws indoor heat in the hot months and add outdoor heat in latter months of the year. Working together with the thermostat, these main components control your indoor environmental comfort level. Like the engine of a automobile, the home comfort system is the instrument of your home that ‘drives’ your family’s indoor comfort year round.

Quality Installation Is The Key

The specs of your home dictate the choices available to you for a home comfort system. The quality of the installation is critical in that process. If the installation is poor, the equipment, energy-efficiency and your comfort level is hampered significantly. Irregardless of how much you spent, the equipment will experience frequent repair problems in the future if the install was bad. So it’s especially important to work with a company that can ”walk the talk” relating to their installation quality.

Give Consideration To All Possible Features And Options

There are hundreds of makes, models, features and options of comfort equipment available to choose from. You are best served by researching every option to assure your home’s air quality, humidity level, temperature and energy-consumption exactly the way you desire for your family’s lifestyle and health needs. An ethical home comfort company will assist you in identifying 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.

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 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 evaluating your budget. For example, if you found $700 laying next to your furnace or A/C system each year, what would you do with the unexpected money? As energy costs rise in the future, high-efficiency equipment becomes increasingly helpful to your family’s budget. By the same token, as heating and air conditioning manufacturers build more efficient equipment, the outside environment also benefits. So truly consider your choice of 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 conducting your “apples-to-apples” comparison of Warranties and Guarantees from different San Antonio area companies, seriously 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; its very important that you understand and verify any and all claims and the company’s health. A paper certificate does not amount to much if the issuing company is not around when you need to use it. The company should be viable enough to offer you reasonable financing with terms that fit your monthly budget. 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 commonly warrant difficulties in the equipment, but the installing company independently guarantees the installation work.

Getting Started

If you live in the San Antonio area, Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air, A Service Experts Company can help you. Schedule an appointment online or simply call 210-404-4233 and we will be happy to assist you.

A new furnace or air conditioning system could 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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