Points to Consider When Buying a New HVAC System in Toronto

March 09, 2015

Purchasing a new furnace and air conditioning system is a substantial investment and Service Experts Commercial HVAC recognizes that. But, when you consider your options, there are a few important questions that you need answers for in order to ensure you have the most energy-efficient and affordable choice for your Toronto area home. Now let’s outline 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 Service Experts Commercial HVAC refers to as the “home comfort system”, often consists of three major components:

  1. The furnace, which facilitates heat and air movement
  2. The condenser, the air conditioner or cooling equipment, and
  3. One or several components that control air quality and humidity levels in your home

In some Toronto area homes, a heat pump may be used instead of a furnace and condenser. Heat pumps remove indoor heat in the summer and add outdoor heat in latter months of the year. Working together with the thermostat, these primary components control your indoor environmental comfort level. Like the engine of a car, the home comfort system is the instrument of your home that ‘drives’ your family’s indoor comfort each day.

Nothing Replaces The Quality Of Your Install

The specs of your home dictate the choices available to you for a home comfort system. The quality of the installation is essential in that process. If the installation is poor, the equipment, energy-efficiency and your comfort level is hampered significantly. 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 bad. So it’s especially important to work with a heating and air professional that can back-up their installation quality.

Look At All Available Features And Options

There are a myriad of makes, models, features and options of comfort equipment available to select from. You should always think about every option to ensure your home’s air quality, humidity level, temperature and energy-consumption exactly the way you desire for your family’s lifestyle and health needs. An ethical home comfort company will assist you in identifying your family’s specific comfort needs and desires, then carefully walk you through the most sensible and affordable choices that will meet those needs for you. When they're finished, you should have the knowledge you need to reach a decision, while not feeling like you’ve been “sold” one.

Reduce Energy Consumption

A trustworthy 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 extra savings of high-efficiency heating and air conditioning products.

Saving money each month thru energy reduction are important factors because the cost of operating a heating and air conditioning system is usually not factored when figuring out your budget. Imagine if you can save $700 per year in utility costs with your new home comfort system, what would you do with this new found money? As the cost of energy continues to escalate, high-efficiency equipment becomes a “plus” vs. being a “minus” to your family’s budget. Likewise, as heating and air conditioning manufacturers move toward making more efficient equipment, our climate 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 comparing Warranties and Guarantees from different Toronto area companies, carefully consider and aggressively question the financial backing, history and longevity of the businesses you may work with. There are a lot of cheap service pitches out there; buyer beware. A paper certificate does not matter too much if the issuing company is not around when you need to use it. The company should be viable enough to supply you with financing options that include manageable, monthly payments. The risk with many smaller companies is that they are sold or just go out of business.

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

Getting Started

If you live in the Toronto area, Service Experts Commercial HVAC can help you. Schedule an appointment online or simply call 289-201-2346 and we will be happy to assist you.

A new furnace or air conditioning system will save you energy and money every single 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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