The most important system in your home once the temperature drops, heating keeps you and your family comfortable regardless of winter weather.
It also safeguards other systems that could be damaged by freezing temperatures, such as your water pipes. With so much riding on a correctly-installed heating system, you should start your Bethlehem heating installation or upgrading process fully informed and educated about potential pitfalls.
After all, it's much easier to enjoy soothing warmth when you know exactly what to ask your home comfort advisor.
Myth Number One: A Warranty is the same as a Guarantee
These two assurances come from entirely different sources – a warranty comes from the company that manufactures your heating system components, while a guarantee comes from the business installing the system.
If there's ever a problem with your heating system, using your warranty would require you to not only recognize which part isn't working correctly, but also require you to remove it and replace it with a new version.
Using your guarantee, on the other hand, is considerably easier – it only requires you to contact the installation company. The satisfaction guarantee you'll receive from Deluxe protects you for two years, covering the system, performance and installation.
Beyond your heating system and installation, selecting Deluxe as your home comfort advisor offers an additional guarantee – that our full team of Bethlehem, Pa heating service specialists are all background checked, drug tested, and fully trained.
Myth Number Two: A good brand compensates for a bad installation.
Even the highest-quality heating system can't survive a bad install. If you're investing in your home with a high-end system, installation is even more important!
Poor quality heating system installation, be it in service, parts, or connections, can affect everything from the system's performance over time to wear and tear on individual components.
In many cases, it makes more financial sense to opt for a premium installation experience and devout maintenance schedule rather than spending on a pricey system and cutting corners on installation day.
If you aren't sure which system and heating installation package meets both your needs and your budget, don't hesitate to ask your home comfort advisor for recommendations.
Myth Number Three: Home comfort advisors don't need to know about your home.
Much like electricians or plumbers, you'll get the best performance and the highest energy efficiency out of your heating system when you communicate with your installation team.
Make sure you mention any hot or cold spots in the home and ask your installation team to check duct work – tears or worn joints in ducts will immediately affect airflow and consistency when your heating system is turned on.
Relay how your current system does or does not stand up to extreme temperature.
Know the square footage of your home and talk at length with your home comfort advisor about a system that's the right size for your heating and cooling needs – one size definitely doesn't fit all when it comes to heating systems, particularly with the unpredictable winter weather in Bethlehem, PA.
Myth Number 4: You always need to pay full price on your heating system.
Heating systems, particularly in areas of the country like Bethlehem that get snowy, icy winter conditions, are the biggest energy drain on the power grid. That's why state and federal rebates are typically abundant for homeowners that upgrade their heating systems to be more energy-efficient.
Ask your home comfort advisor about rebates from system manufacturers, electric and gas service providers, and state and federal agencies concerned with energy efficiency.
You may be pleasantly surprised at the rebates waiting for you to take advantage of them!
Myth Number 5: Financing is always/never a good idea.
Much like buying a car or house, financing can be a fantastic tool, but it isn't necessarily for everyone.
Make sure to carefully review the terms of any heating installation financing you're considering, including interest rates, monthly payments, and potential penalties.
For example, some manufacturers or companies will offer generous time periods – up to 72 months, in some cases – to pay off your loan. Others, particularly in 0% finance offers, are designed to add all of the "held back" interest to the loan if it isn't paid off by a certain date.
If you've been waiting to ask about and/or schedule your heating installation for a Bethlehem, PA home, there's no time like the present. Contact Deluxe to schedule a consultation or chat about your heating needs. We can offer advice about system sizes, brands, financing, and even rebates to help you make the right heating choice for your home and family.
Stay warm this winter without worrying over your installation and budget: our friendly team of home comfort advisors is standing by!