Points to Consider When Buying a New HVAC System in Hilton Head Island

March 09, 2015

Purchasing a new air and heating system is a substantial investment and Epperson Service Experts knows that. As you explore your options, there are many fundamental questions that you need answered in order to ensure you have an energy-saving and cost-effective option for your Hilton Head Island area home. Now 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 Epperson Service Experts refers to as the “home comfort system”, usually is made up 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 Hilton Head Island area homes, a heat pump may be used rather than a furnace and condenser. Heat pumps expel indoor heat in the May – September time-period and add outdoor heat in winter. Operating via the thermostat, these primary 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.

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 hampered significantly. No matter how much you spend, the equipment will suffer from frequent repair problems in the future if the install was shotty. So it’s really important to work with an HVAC contractor that can ”walk the talk” relating to their installation quality.

Look At All Potential Features And Options

There are hundreds of makes, models, features and options of comfort equipment available to pick from. You should always think about every option to assure 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 simply walk you through the most sensible and affordable choices 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.

How You Can Reduce Energy Usage And Save Money

A reputable 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 conveniently map the extra savings of high-efficiency heating and air conditioning products.

Uncovering hidden saving thru a reduction in household energy consumption are important factors because the cost of operating a heating and air conditioning system is usually not factored when evaluating your budget. Imagine if you found $700 laying next to your furnace or A/C system each year, what would you do with the unexpected money? 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, the outside environment also benefits. So really give some thought to 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 Hilton Head Island area companies, strongly consider and aggressively question the financial stability, history and longevity of the businesses you may work 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 make much difference 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.

In summary, the manufacturer of the equipment will typically warrant flaws in the equipment, but the installing company solely guarantees the installation work.

Getting Started

If you live in the Hilton Head Island area, Epperson Service Experts can help you. Schedule an appointment online or simply call 843-619-3781 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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