Points to Consider When Buying a New HVAC System in Ogden

March 09, 2015

Buying a new furnace and A/C unit is a significant investment and Barlow Service Experts knows that. As you explore your options, there are a few important questions that you need answered in order to reasonably guarantee you have an affordable and efficient HVAC solution for your Ogden area home. Now let’s take a look at 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 Barlow Service Experts refers to as the “home comfort system”, usually embodies 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 components that governs air quality and humidity levels in your home

In some Ogden area homes, a heat pump may be used rather than a furnace and condenser. Heat pumps expel indoor heat in the hot months and add outdoor heat in winter. 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 instrument of your home that ‘drives’ your family’s indoor comfort each day.

Quality Installation Is The Key

Picking the right equipment for your home depends upon the size of the home itself. The quality of the installation is essential 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 experience frequent repair problems in the future if the install was shotty. So it’s really important to work with a company that can back-up their installation quality.

Look At All Possible Features And Options

There are hundreds of makes, models, features and options of comfort equipment available to pick 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 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 finished, you should have all the resources you need to make a choice that fits your budget and satisfies your family’s needs.

Reduce Energy Consumption

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 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 essential factors because the cost of operating a heating and air conditioning system is typically not added when evaluating your budget. For example, if you found $700 laying next to your furnace or A/C system each year, what would you do with this new found money? As the cost of energy continues to escalate, high-efficiency equipment becomes more and more beneficial to your family’s budget. Likewise, as heating and air conditioning manufacturers build more efficient equipment, the outside environment 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.

Will The Company Be Able To Honor Your Warranty?

When conducting your “apples-to-apples” comparison of Warranties and Guarantees from different Ogden area companies, carefully consider and aggressively question the financial backing, history and longevity of the company you are dealing with. There are a lot of cheap service pitches out there; they are the companies you will want to watch out for. A paper certificate does not help you if the issuing company is not around tomorrow and you’re stuck with a poorly installed, malfunctioning system. The company should be viable enough to present you reasonable financing with terms that fit your monthly budget. The risk with a lot of 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 independently guarantees the installation work.

Getting Started

If you live in the Ogden area, Barlow 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 could save you energy and money each 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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