Points to Consider When Buying a New HVAC System in Boise

March 09, 2015

Buying a new air and heating system is a major investment and TML Service Experts understands that. As you explore your options, there are several important questions that you need answers for in order to ensure you have the most energy-efficient and affordable choice for your Boise area home. To that end, let’s outline 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 TML Service Experts refers to as the “home comfort system”, typically consists of 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 Boise area homes, a heat pump may be used instead of a furnace and condenser. Heat pumps expel indoor heat in the May – September time-period and add outdoor heat in latter months of the year. In conjunction with the thermostat, these main components regulate your indoor environmental comfort level. Like the engine of a car, the home comfort system is the engine of your home that ‘drives’ your family’s indoor comfort every day.

Nothing Replaces The Quality Of Your Install

The specs of your home dictate the choices available to you for a home comfort system. The quality of the installation is essential in that process. If the installation is poor, the equipment, energy-efficiency and your comfort level is hampered significantly. No matter how much 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 demonstrate their installation quality.

Give Consideration To All Potential 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 that can make your home’s air quality, humidity level, temperature and energy-consumption perfectly fit for your family’s comfort and health needs. An ethical home comfort company will assist you in identifying your family’s specific comfort needs and desires, then carefully walk you through the most sensible and affordable choices that will meet those needs for you. When they're finished, you should have the knowledge you need to make an informed buying decision you are comfortable with.

How You Can Reduce Energy Usage And Save Money

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 decide upon the proper type of equipment needed, they conveniently map the additional 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 estimating your budget. For example, if you can save $700 per year in utility costs with your new home comfort system, what would you do with this new found money? As the cost of energy continues to escalate, high-efficiency equipment becomes increasingly helpful to your family’s budget. Likewise, 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 developed to save much more than just your utility bills; it's environmentally conscious.

Who Are You Dealing With?

When comparing Warranties and Guarantees from various Boise area companies, seriously consider and aggressively question the financial health, history and longevity of the businesses you may work 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 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 alone guarantees the installation work.

Getting Started

If you live in the Boise area, TML Service Experts can help you. Schedule an appointment online or simply call 208-488-4892 and we will be happy to assist you.

A new furnace or air conditioning system could save you energy and money every single month. Although it’s a big decision to get a new system, 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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