Points to Consider When Buying a New HVAC System in Canada

March 09, 2015

Buying a new air and heating system is a substantial investment and Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning understands that. However, when you look at your choices, there are many important questions that you need to answer in order to assure you have an energy-saving and cost-effective option for your Canada area home. To that end, let’s examine what you should understand about a new home comfort system.

What Exactly Makes Up A Heating & Air Conditioning System?

Your home’s Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) system, what Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning refers to as the “home comfort system”, often consists 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 Canada area homes, a heat pump may be used instead of a furnace and condenser. Heat pumps withdraws indoor heat in the summer and add outdoor heat in latter months of the year. Working together with the thermostat, these key components control 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 year round.

Nothing Replaces The Quality Of Your Install

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 extremely important in that process. If the installation is conducted inadequately, the equipment, energy-efficiency and your comfort level is hampered significantly. No matter how much you spend, the equipment will probably undergo frequent repair problems in the future if the install was shotty. So it’s absolutely critical to work with a company that can demonstrate their installation quality.

Look At All Potential Features And Options

There are hundreds of makes, models, features and options of comfort equipment available to select from. You are best served by researching every option that can make your home’s air quality, humidity level, temperature and energy-consumption ideal for the health and comfort of your family. An ethical home comfort company will help you determine your family’s specific comfort needs and desires, then just walk you through the most sensible and affordable choices that will meet those needs for you. When they're done, you should have the knowledge you need to make a choice that fits your budget and satisfies your family’s needs.

Energy Savings Now Prevail

A credible home comfort company will also perform 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 show how you can benefit from 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 typically not added when estimating your budget. Picture if your home comfort system could produce a check for $700 each year, what would you do with the unexpected money? When energy costs go up, 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 build more efficient equipment, the outside environment also benefits. So really give some thought to high-efficiency equipment. It’s equipment developed 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 Canada area companies, seriously consider and aggressively question the financial stability, history and longevity of the businesses you may work with. Unfortunately, this industry (like others) have some unreliable or unethical representatives out there; its very important that you understand and verify any and all claims and the company’s health. A paper certificate does not matter too much if the issuing company is not around to honor it. The company should be viable enough to supply 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 usually warrant flaws in the equipment, but the installing company alone guarantees the installation work.

Getting Started

If you live in the Canada area, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can help you. Schedule an appointment online or simply call 866-397-3787 and we will be happy to assist you.

A new furnace or air conditioning system can save you energy and money each month. Although it’s a big decision to get a new system, 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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