Things to Know Before Buying a New HVAC System
Replacing your HVAC system can be overwhelming. At DelFera Heating and Cooling we provide free estimates with our highly qualified home comfort consultants. Here are some questions that we recommend asking before making your decision with any HVAC company.
Should I repair or replace?
Sometimes a major repair can be costly and depending on the age of your furnace, you should consider replacement. Our technicians can tell you what the problem is and what the best solution would be, whether it’s worth it to repair the system or if replacement of your system would be the smarter solution.
Should I replace all of my HVAC equipment at the same time?
Ideally, yes. Your outdoor unit and indoor unit work as a team to heat and cool your home properly. A mismatched system may not deliver the same energy efficiency or performance as well as a complete new system.
What is a SEER rating?
SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. SEER is a rating system developed by the U.S. Government to indicate the efficiency level of cooling equipment. All cooling systems today must have at least a 13 SEER rating. A heat pump system must have at least a 14 SEER rating.
What size system do I need?
Ensuring that you install the right size furnace, air conditioner, heat pump or complete HVAC system is critical to providing consistent indoor comfort for you and your family. It’s also important for saving energy, which can be wasted by either a too-large or too-small system. Since energy savings translate to monetary savings, in today’s economy you simply can’t afford to ignore system sizing when selecting your new HVAC equipment.
DelFera will ensure your new system is the right fit for your home. Our comfort consultant will perform a detailed load calculation that will determine the capacity of the equipment needed for the correct distribution of air to each room in your home.
What is the warranty coverage like?
When you are purchasing a new HVAC system, you should be aware of the details of the manufacturer warranty as well as the warranty from the HVAC company you choose. Make sure to ask the company about their maintenance plans, and whether it is included in your estimate for the new system. Also, be sure to remember lack of regular maintenance can void your warranty, so make sure you have a plan in place to protect your new home investment.
Are there any rebates available for a new system?
DelFera offers a wide variety of Energy Star Certified, ultra-high efficiency products excellent warranties and possible $$$ savings with Federal Tax Credits, Peco and Manufacturer Rebates.
Considering a new system? Call to schedule your free estimate today at 610-494-1114.