Points to Consider When Buying a New HVAC System in Winnipeg

March 09, 2015

Buying a new air and heating system is a major investment and Winnipeg Supply Service Experts understands that. However, when you look at your choices, there are a few essential questions that you need answered in order to reasonably guarantee you have the most energy-efficient and affordable choice for your Winnipeg area home. To that end, let’s take a look at what you should understand about a new home comfort system.

What Precisely Makes Up A Heating & Air Conditioning System?

Your home’s Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) system, what Winnipeg Supply Service Experts refers to as the “home comfort system”, commonly 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 parts that governs air quality and humidity levels in your home

In some Winnipeg area homes, a heat pump may be used in place of a furnace and condenser. Heat pumps expel indoor heat in the May – September time-period and add outdoor heat in latter months of the year. In conjunction with the thermostat, these primary components regulate your indoor environmental comfort level. Like the engine of a car, the home comfort system is the mechanism of your home that ‘drives’ your family’s indoor comfort year round.

The Real Key Is Quality Installation

The specs of your home dictate the choices available to you for a home comfort system. The quality of the installation is extremely important in that process. If the installation is unprofessional and performed poorly, the equipment, energy-efficiency and your comfort level is dramatically impacted. Irregardless of how much you spent, the equipment will probably undergo frequent repair problems in the future if the install was lousy. So it’s really important to work with a heating and air professional that can ”walk the talk” relating to 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 pick 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 se a consultative approach in identifying your family’s specific comfort needs and desires, then just walk you through all the options available that will meet those needs for you. When they're done, you should have all the resources you need to make a choice that fits your budget and satisfies your family’s needs.

Energy Savings Now Prevail

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 decide upon the proper type of equipment needed, they conveniently map the additional 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 figuring out your budget. Think about it - if your home comfort system could produce a check for $700 each year, what would you do with this new found money? As energy costs rise in the future, high-efficiency equipment becomes increasingly helpful to your family’s budget. Equally important, as heating and air conditioning manufacturers build more efficient equipment, the outside environment also benefits. So there is plenty to think about when it comes to high-efficiency equipment. It’s equipment intended to save much more than just your utility bills; it's environmentally conscious.

Only Stability Makes Warranties And Guarantees Matter

When conducting your “apples-to-apples” comparison of Warranties and Guarantees from different Winnipeg area companies, seriously 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; its very important that you understand and verify any and all claims and the company’s health. A paper certificate does not help you if the issuing company is not around to honor it. The company should be viable enough to supply 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.

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

Getting Started

If you live in the Winnipeg area, Winnipeg Supply Service Experts can help you. Schedule an appointment online or simply call 204-800-0613 and we will be happy to assist you.

A new furnace or air conditioning system will save you energy and money each month. 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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