Call us for Dependable HVAC Installation in Brunswick

Published on: December 14, 2012

If you are tired of struggling with high heating and cooling bills and constant repairs to your current heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system, you should consider replacing it. A new HVAC installation in Brunswick is probably far more affordable than you think, and we can provide top of the line installation services. Our technicians are experienced at installing and maintaining a variety of heating and cooling systems, and your satisfaction is our priority. We can ensure that your HVAC installation goes smoothly and that you understand what we are doing every step of the way. 

The Importance of an Accurate Estimate

One of the most important parts of ensuring that you are happy with the new HVAC system in your Brunswick home is that you receive an accurate estimate that you understand. We strive to make sure that our estimates are as realistic as possible, and we go over the estimate with you to ensure that you understand the charges and labor costs. This is why we will do a full inspection of your home and current HVAC system and speak with you about the most important things for your household before we complete our estimates.

The reason that we will look over your home is so that we can determine your home’s heating and cooling load and inspect your current HVAC system. Your heating and cooling load is the amount of energy required to maintain a comfortable temperature in your home, and you need an HVAC system that is powerful enough to meet these loads. Additionally, looking at the condition of your current HVAC system will help us provide accurate information about the best HVAC systems for your home. 

Helping You Choose Affordable HVAC Installation Equipment

We can also work with you to determine the most cost effective HVAC equipment for your household. It is important to understand that inexpensive heating and cooling systems are not usually the most affordable systems in the long run. The reason for this is that systems that are not energy efficient tend to be the lowest priced. However, while they provide a lower upfront cost, they will end up costing you the most money over time due to the high cost of your power bills. On the other hand, energy efficient systems carry higher price tags, but they can dramatically reduce your annual power usage.

If you choose an HVAC system that meets government requirements for energy efficiency, you can also take advantage of state and federal tax credits. These credits can be applied to the cost of your new equipment and the labor costs associated with installing it. Between tax credits and lowered power bills, energy efficient systems are often able to pay for themselves within a few years. These systems can also increase the value of your home, since homes with energy efficient appliances have been shown to sell faster and for more money. 

Comparing HVAC Installation Equipment

In addition to the cost, two of your biggest concerns when comparing HVAC systems will be heating and cooling capacity and energy efficiency. As mentioned, the size and construction of your home will determine how powerful an HVAC system you will need to keep your home comfortable. It is important that you select a system that meets or slightly exceeds your home’s heating and cooling load. The reason for this is while less powerful systems are less expensive, they will not be able to keep your home comfortable. Additionally, since they will run all of the time to try to keep your home at the temperature you have set, they will end up increasing your power bills.

Energy efficiency is another important consideration when looking at different HVAC systems because equipment with higher energy efficiency can provide increased comfort while reducing your power bills. The best way to compare systems across vendors and models is to look at the annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) and seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) ratings of HVAC systems. These ratings are a standardized HVAC measurement, and high numbers indicate systems with higher energy efficiency. These ratings are also important because they are used to determine if a heating and cooling system is eligible for a tax credit.