AccuTech Mechanical Services

Heating and AC Repair and Maintenance

627 Hampton Avenue

Southampton, PA, 18966

215-822-9115

AccuTech Heating Installation

 

Questions to ask when purchasing a new Heating System

AccuTech’s technicians are “heating specialists.” This is supported by 15 years of heating installation experience. We understand that when you decide to replace and upgrade your heating system, it can be a difficult and confusing process.

Making sure you get the right equipment, the right contractor, and also making sure the equipment performs as you were promised are all important things that need to be considered when making such a major purchase.

Let AccuTech help. We offer FREE in-home consultations with an AccuTech heating technician. We will help you to decide the best equipment options for your home while minimizing your energy costs and saving you money.

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AccuTech is so confident we will improve your comfort and help you save money, that we are willing to offer a FREE in-house consultation for a new heating system replacement or upgrade. Please call today.

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New Heating System Questions FAQ's

1. How do I know whether my heating equipment needs replacement or just repair?

This is a difficult question to provide a “blanket” answer for. As an analogy, it is a similar process of considerations that a car owner may consider when deciding whether to replace a vehicle or not. Some of the factors to consider are…

  • The age of the current system. Generally speaking heating systems that are 10+ years old and gas furnaces that are 12+ years are potential candidates to be replaced.

  • What is the history of the heating system? Has it required frequent repairs throughout its lifespan? Is it noisy? Does it show signs of excessive wear (rust)? Has it been well maintained by an HVAC company on an annual basis?

  • Are there any current rebates or tax credits available towards the purchase of a new high efficiency heating system that will help offset the initial investment?

  • Does the current system provide the level of comfort that you want? There is a growing difference between “builders grade” and consumer choice in what a system can offer in terms of comfort and convenience.

  • How much will the repairs cost…and how many more repairs will you need in the future? Is keeping an older system operational worth the time, the money and the inconvenience?

  • When considering the benefits that come with a new HVAC comfort system, improved comfort, lower utility bills, peace-of-mind warranties, often replacing an older air conditioner will prove to be the less expensive option rather than wasting money on high utility bills and expensive repairs.

2. It’s been a long time since I shopped for a new heating system – or – I’ve never purchased a new heating system before. What is available to me as a consumer?

Great question! If you’re deciding on a new system and have not kept up with advances in the industry, you will be amazed at the number of options that you have. Today’s comfort systems offer a surprising number of options and combinations – from contractor model heating systems to super high efficiency “hybrid” dual-fuel heat pump systems. Systems can vary widely in terms of energy efficiency, noise, warranties and the ability to deliver customized comfort for your family. Also, a wider variety of indoor air quality add-ons are available more than ever before and often become the catalysis for upgrading to a modern heating system.

These technology changes make the replacement decision even more complex than ever, so you can see how important it is to find an HVAC company that will work with you to custom design a system for your home and budget. At AccuTech, our goal is to be a company that will partner with you to not only install a system that is appropriate for your situation, but then help you keep the system operating at peak performance. With AccuTech on your side, now you can come home to comfort.

3. Are some heating system manufacturers or brands better than others?

Yes, we believe so. That’s why AccuTech only recommends the most reliable heating and indoor air quality systems on the market. However, the manufacturer or brand is only one part of a high performance and reliable comfort system. The equipment sizing process, duct system design, quality workmanship during the installation and proper commissioning of your new system are absolutely crucial to having a long lasting, reliable, trouble free air conditioning system that reduces your energy bills and keeps you comfortable for many years.

4. What should I look for when choosing a new heating system?

Here are some general rules of thumb when you are ready to replace your existing equipment:

  • Choose a manufacturer that has a good reputation for quality and durability.

  • Choose a model with a high energy efficiency rating to bring you better comfort and lower your seasonal energy bill.

  • Be sure that the system you have chosen has been properly sized for the unique needs of your home.

  • Finally, choose a reliable company with excellent customer satisfaction and a track record of service after the sale. It never hurts to get referrals from your friends and neighbors.

  • You’ll soon find that with AccuTech, you can come home to comfort.

5. How much does a new heating system cost?

Due to the many different makes, models and customer needs, as well as installation variables within a Bucks and Montgomery County area home, price is an issue that can only be solved by doing a thorough evaluation of your home and existing equipment. At AccuTech, there is no charge for an in-house replacement proposal.

6. What do I do if I can’t afford a new HVAC system?

AccuTech offers several financing options. Your AccuTech Comfort Consultant can recommend a financing plan that best suits your needs.

7. If I purchase a new heating system, will I be eligible for the Federal Tax Credit?

AccuTech installs heating systems every day that qualify for the Federal Tax Credit. Once the installation is complete, homeowners are provided with all certifications and documents showing proof of installation of a qualifying system. For clarification, the Federal Tax Credit for high efficiency central air conditioning systems is 30% of the installed cost, with a maximum credit of $1,500. This is not a tax deduction – but rather a full, dollar for dollar credit.

Your individual eligibility can only be determined by your tax preparer – consult your tax preparer before making any final decisions on heating or air conditioning replacement if you plan to take advantage of the tax credit.

8. If I am replacing my heating system, why would I replace my current system with a
smaller or larger one?

You may or may not replace your current heating system with a larger or smaller one. The size or capacity of your new heating system will be determined and recommended by your AccuTech Comfort Consultant. The only accurate way to determine the proper sized heater for your home is to perform a heat loss/heat gain load calculation to determine the heating needs for your home on the coldest days of the year. It is common to find existing heating systems that are oversized for the home resulting in decreased comfort, increased energy usage, increased equipment failure and shortened life span of the heater.