Points to Consider When Buying a New HVAC System in Indianapolis

March 09, 2015

Buying a new air and heating system is a significant investment and Broad Ripple Service Experts appreciates that. As you explore your options, there are many fundamental questions that you need answers for in order to reasonably guarantee you have the most energy-efficient and affordable choice for your Indianapolis area home. Now let’s take a look at what you should understand 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 Broad Ripple Service Experts 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 regulates 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 remove indoor heat in the May – September time-period 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 truck, the home comfort system is the mechanism 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 essential 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 bad. So it’s really important to work with a company that can ”walk the talk” relating to their installation quality.

Give Consideration To All Available Features And Options

There are a myriad of makes, models, features and options of comfort equipment available to choose from. You should always think about every option to ensure 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 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.

Reduce Energy Consumption

A credible 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 demonstrate the added savings of high-efficiency heating and air conditioning products.

Energy-efficiency and utility savings are big factors because the cost of operating a heating and air conditioning system is usually not factored 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 the unexpected money? When energy costs go up, 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, our climate also benefits. So really give some thought to 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 different Indianapolis area companies, carefully consider and aggressively question the financial stability, history and longevity of the company you are dealing with. There are a lot of cheap service pitches out there; buyer beware. 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 favorable financing so you can further leverage the financial investment with low, easy to manage 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 solely guarantees the installation work.

Getting Started

If you live in the Indianapolis area, Broad Ripple Service Experts can help you. Schedule an appointment online or simply call 317-527-0271 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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