Points to Consider When Buying a New HVAC System in Charlotte

March 09, 2015

Purchasing a new air and heating system is a substantial investment and Komfort Air 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 Charlotte area home. Now let’s outline what you should learn 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 Komfort Air refers to as the “home comfort system”, commonly is made up 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 governs air quality and humidity levels in your home

In some Charlotte area homes, a heat pump may be used instead of a furnace and condenser. Heat pumps expel indoor heat in the summer and add outdoor heat in winter. Working together with the thermostat, these main components monitor your indoor environmental comfort level. Like the engine of a truck, the home comfort system is the engine of your home that ‘drives’ your family’s indoor comfort every 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 conducted inadequately, the equipment, energy-efficiency and your comfort suffers dramatically. No matter how much you spend, the equipment will suffer from frequent repair problems in the future if the install was lousy. So it’s absolutely critical to work with a company that can back-up their installation quality.

Think About All Available Features And Options

There are a number of makes, models, features and options of comfort equipment available to choose from. You are best served by researching every option to ensure your home’s air quality, humidity level, temperature and energy-consumption ideal for the health and comfort of your family. A decent home comfort company will se a consultative approach in identifying your family’s specific comfort needs and desires, then simply walk you through the most sensible and affordable choices that will meet those needs for you. When they're done, you should have all the resources you need to reach a decision, while not feeling like you’ve been “sold” one.

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 help you figure out 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 big factors because the cost of operating a heating and air conditioning system is often overlooked when figuring out your budget. Imagine if your home comfort system could produce a check for $700 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. Likewise, as heating and air conditioning manufacturers move toward making more efficient equipment, our climate also benefits. So carefully consider 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 evaluating Warranties and Guarantees from various Charlotte area companies, carefully consider and aggressively question the financial stability, history and longevity of the businesses you might assign the job. There are a lot of cheap service pitches out there; buyer beware. 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 present 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.

In short, the manufacturer of the equipment will usually warrant flaws in the equipment, but the installing company alone guarantees the installation work.

Getting Started

If you live in the Charlotte area, Komfort Air can help you. Schedule an appointment online or simply call 704-705-8135 and we will be happy to assist you.

A new furnace or air conditioning system could save you energy and money all year long. 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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