Costly HVAC Mistakes
If it’s too good to be true…it probably is..especially when you’re looking to replace your home’s heating and air conditioning. All heating and air conditioning equipment (and the companies that sell them) are not created equal. Deciding which heating and/or air conditioning service is best for you is a decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Preparation and research are essential. Be sure to look at several HVAC companies and consider several different comfort alternatives for your budget.
These Common Heating and Air Conditioning Mistakes Can Easily Be Avoided:
- Size Matters!
According to the Department of Energy, a large percentage of people who replace their heating and air conditioning systems end up with the wrong size equipment. The results are unpleasant and can include high utility bills, a build up of mold in the ductwork, damaged equipment and uncomfortable living conditions. Ensure that you get an accurate estimate from your contractor to determine your home’s physical characteristics that will correctly verify the proper size equipment.
- Is The Offer Too Good To Be True?
Make sure that the company isn’t cutting corners just to get your business. Always get at least two quotes. It isn’t cheap to buy and install the best equipment and hire quality installers so be sure the company you choose is not using second-rate equipment or taking shortcuts. Always ask for a step-by-step explanation of how the installation will be done.
- Don’t Wait Forever for Installation
You shouldn’t have to wait days for a heating and air conditioning estimate or even longer to have your system installed. A lot of companies hire helpers or high school co-op students to work with mechanics. The mechanics don’t specialize in installing any particular type of system and lack the support, causing the completion to be delayed. It is recommended that a 5% penalty be charged to the contractor for not completing the job on time.
- How Reliable Is Your Heating and Air Conditioning Contractor?
A recent survey revealed that 45% of homeowners feel uncomfortable to downright “creepy” when a contractor is in their home. Make sure the company you are dealing with is a member in good standing with the BBB and has the proper insurance to protect you in case someone gets hurt on your property or your property is damaged. Insist on a list of several customers who have had the same system installed so you can verify any questions you may have.
- Where’s Your Guarantee?
Make sure the company is willing to stand behind the products and services it sells with a no-hassle, no-questions asked guarantee that will protect you and your family from any unseen breakdowns. Be sure the guarantee is in writing and includes a Performance Guarantee, Investment Guarantee and a real 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.
How Do I Avoid These Mistakes?
Call an HVAC Expertise Central Valley Contractor to replace your heating and air conditioning system! You’ll get the right size equipment, the best value and a written guarantee from the heating and air conditioning company that businesses and homeowners in the central valley have. Not to mention the best service and maintenance available anywhere after the installation.