Points to Consider When Buying a New HVAC System in Oklahoma City

March 09, 2015

Acquiring a new furnace and air conditioning system is a significant investment and Gordon's Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning appreciates that. But, when you consider your options, there are many essential questions that you need to answer in order to reasonably guarantee you have an energy-saving and cost-effective option for your Oklahoma City area home. To that end, let’s take a look at 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 Gordon's Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning refers to as the “home comfort system”, usually 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 components that governs air quality and humidity levels in your home

In some Oklahoma City area homes, a heat pump may be used rather than a furnace and condenser. Heat pumps withdraws indoor heat in the summer and add outdoor heat in the colder months. Operating via the thermostat, these main components control your indoor environmental comfort level. Like the engine of a automobile, the home comfort system is the instrument 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 unprofessional and performed poorly, the equipment, energy-efficiency and your comfort suffers dramatically. 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 lousy. So it’s absolutely critical to work with an HVAC contractor that can back-up their installation quality.

Give Consideration To All Potential Features And Options

There are a number of makes, models, features and options of comfort equipment available to select 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 just walk you through the best solutions that will meet those needs for you. When they're finished, you should have all the resources you need to make an informed buying decision you are comfortable with.

How You Can Reduce Energy Usage And Save Money

A reliable 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 determine the proper type of equipment needed, they conveniently map the added savings of high-efficiency heating and air conditioning products.

Uncovering hidden saving thru a reduction in household energy consumption are big 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 the extra money in your pocket? As the cost of energy continues to escalate, high-efficiency equipment becomes a “plus” vs. being a “minus” to your family’s budget. By the same token, as heating and air conditioning manufacturers produce more efficient equipment, our climate also benefits. So truly consider your choice of high-efficiency equipment. It’s equipment designed to save much more than just your utility bills; it's environmentally conscious.

Only Stability Makes Warranties And Guarantees Matter

When comparing Warranties and Guarantees from multiple Oklahoma City area companies, strongly consider and aggressively question the financial backing, history and longevity of the businesses you might assign the job. Unfortunately, this industry (like others) have some unreliable or unethical representatives out there; 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 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.

To summarize, 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 Oklahoma City area, Gordon's 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 can 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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