Questions to Ask Your HVAC Replacement Technician | HVAC Tips
When considering an HVAC replacement, it’s best to do your research on new units before any serious issues arise. The last thing you want is to have to make a decision within a short time frame, especially when you’ve been without cool air for some time. When you’re sweaty, hot, and uncomfortable, you may not be in the right mindset to make a well-informed decision.
That’s why you should research early and give yourself plenty of time to make an intelligent decision. Although you may think that choosing the right equipment is the most important thing, in fact, choosing the right technician is.
When you purchase a new HVAC system, you have every right to expect that it will perform at peak efficiency. However, according Energy Star, over half of all new systems installed in the U.S. do not perform according to their rated effiencicies due to improper installation.
Did you know that an improper installation can reduce your new HVAC system’s efficiency by up to 30 percent?
ENERGY STAR has created their very own bidding checklist so that you can make the absolute best decision for your home and your family. Because a new HVAC system is an expensive investment, it’s recommended that you get more than one bid so that you know you’re getting the best bang for your buck.
But beware of companies whose offers are extremely low or make sweeping claims about energy efficiency, as that is a good indication that they do not follow proper standards and guidelines. And while a cheaper installation might sound good in the moment, don’t risk an improper installation!
At Gold Medal, we take great care to make sure all of our customers receive a precise and accurate HVAC installation so that you can feel comfortable during every season. Your safety and satisfaction are of the utmost importance to us, which is why we follow strict ENERGY STAR standards and practices.
If your technician can't answer "yes" to any of the above questions, on to the next bid you go!