Points to Consider When Buying a New HVAC System in Indianapolis

March 09, 2015

Buying a new air and heating system is a substantial investment and Broad Ripple Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning appreciates that. As you explore your options, there are many fundamental questions that you need to answer in order to reasonably guarantee you have an affordable and efficient HVAC solution for your Indianapolis area home. Now let’s examine what you should understand 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 Broad Ripple Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning refers to as the “home comfort system”, usually includes 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 components that governs air quality and humidity levels in your home

In some Indianapolis area homes, a heat pump may be used in place of a furnace and condenser. Heat pumps expel indoor heat in the May – September time-period and add outdoor heat in the colder months. Working together with the thermostat, these key components control your indoor environmental comfort level. Like the engine of a truck, the home comfort system is the mechanism of your home that ‘drives’ your family’s indoor comfort every day.

Quality Installation Is The Key

A new home comfort system must be sized and measured correctly for your specific home in order to determine the selection of equipment and options that can be properly installed. 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 probably undergo frequent repair problems in the future if the install was lousy. So it’s really important to work with a company that can prove their installation quality.

Give Consideration To All Possible Features And Options

There are a myriad of makes, models, features and options of comfort equipment available to select 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 help you determine your family’s specific comfort needs and desires, then carefully walk you through all the options available 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.

Energy Savings Now Prevail

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 decide upon 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 big factors because the cost of operating a heating and air conditioning system is usually not factored when figuring out 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 the unexpected money? As energy costs rise in the future, high-efficiency equipment becomes a “plus” vs. being a “minus” to your family’s budget. Likewise, 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 designed to save much more than just your utility bills; it's environmentally conscious.

Who Are You Dealing With?

When evaluating Warranties and Guarantees from different Indianapolis 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 make much difference if the issuing company is not around when you need to use it. The company should be viable enough to supply you with financing options that include manageable, monthly payments. 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 usually warrant difficulties in the equipment, but the installing company alone guarantees the installation work.

Getting Started

If you live in the Indianapolis area, Broad Ripple 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 each 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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