Points to Consider When Buying a New HVAC System in Salt Lake City

March 09, 2015

Purchasing a new furnace and air conditioning system is a significant investment and Mountainwest Service Experts understands that. But, when you consider your options, there are a few essential questions that you need answers for in order to assure you have an affordable and efficient HVAC solution for your Salt Lake City area home. So let’s outline what you should be familiar with 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 Mountainwest Service Experts refers to as the “home comfort system”, commonly consists of 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 products that governs air quality and humidity levels in your home

In some Salt Lake City area homes, a heat pump may be used in place of a furnace and condenser. Heat pumps expel indoor heat in the summer and add outdoor heat in latter months of the year. Working together with the thermostat, these primary components monitor your indoor environmental comfort level. Like the engine of a automobile, the home comfort system is the engine of your home that ‘drives’ your family’s indoor comfort each day.

Nothing Replaces The Quality Of Your Install

Picking the right equipment for your home depends upon the size of the home itself. The quality of the installation is critical in that process. If the installation is conducted inadequately, the equipment, energy-efficiency and your comfort level is hampered significantly. It doesn’t matter how much or how little you spend, the equipment will probably undergo frequent repair problems in the future if the install was shotty. So it’s especially important to work with a heating and air professional that can ”walk the talk” relating to their installation quality.

Look At All Available Features And Options

There are a myriad of makes, models, features and options of comfort equipment available to select from. You’ll want to look into every option to assure 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 simply walk you through the best solutions that will meet those needs for you. When they're done, you should have the knowledge you need to reach a decision, while not feeling like you’ve been “sold” one.

Energy Savings Now Prevail

A credible 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 determine 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 important factors because the cost of operating a heating and air conditioning system is typically not added when estimating your budget. Imagine if you found $700 laying next to your furnace or A/C system each year, what would you do with the extra money in your pocket? 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 move toward making more efficient equipment, our climate also benefits. So carefully consider high-efficiency equipment. It’s equipment intended 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 Salt Lake City area companies, carefully consider and aggressively question the financial health, 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 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 favorable financing so you can further leverage the financial investment with low, easy to manage monthly payments. The risk with a lot of smaller companies is that they are sold or just go out of business.

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

Getting Started

If you live in the Salt Lake City area, Mountainwest Service Experts 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 can 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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