Considering the amount of money it costs to install a new HVAC system in your San Antonio home, you should make sure it’s installed professionally and competently. As such, it’s important to hire the best HVAC installer for the job.
What happens at the installation stage of an air conditioner, heat pump or furnace can have far-reaching effects throughout the lifetime of your new system, in terms of energy efficiency, performance and longevity.
So, how do you differentiate an ordinary HVAC installer from a good one? Here are some things to look for in a quality contractor:
- A good HVAC installer should ask to inspect your HVAC system and home before giving you an estimate for a system installation.
- The installer(s) should show up on time and act professionally and politely. He should be happy to show his North American Technician Excellence (NATE) certification, which confirms the installer knows what he’s doing.
- The HVAC installer should inspect your home, ask to look at your utility bills from the past year and get a feel for your system expectations.
- With any HVAC installation, the installer should discuss options regarding advanced features and energy efficiency. For example, be wary of an installer who tries to sell you an expensive, high-efficiency heating system in our mild Southern Texas climate.
- To make sure you receive the right-sized HVAC system for your home, a quality installer should complete a cooling (or heating) load calculation before recommending a certain cooling or heating system. This load calculation will take into account your home’s size and layout, along with many other factors. You don’t want to get stuck with a system that’s too big or too small. Each situation can cost you over the long run in high energy costs, poor performance, inadequate air filtration and humidity control and reduced longevity.
To find out what makes a good HVAC installer, contact Beyer Boys. We provide excellent HVAC services in the San Antonio area.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in the greater San Antonio, Texas area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).
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