Buying a new HVAC system? Start with some HVAC research
Heating and air conditioning equipment purchases are by no means a frequent thing. But, when the occasion to buy does arise, it’s not a decision you want to go into uninformed. After all, the gas furnace or air conditioner you buy today should ideally last you into the next decade and beyond.
But, what should you look up before you buy? Well, luckily we have the internet right at our fingertips! Here are some HVAC research topics that can really set you off on the right foot.
- Start with your contractor. This is arguably more important than finding the system! We’ve said it numerous times: heating and air conditioning system quality starts with the install – make sure the person you hire is going to do a great job the first time around.
- Understand what affects price. When you get a few quotes, you may experience sticker shock. But, it’s important to understand what is included in the price. A quality HVAC dealer may have to charge more overhead for trainings, licenses and certifications. Also, a more efficient system is going to be more expensive than a standard-efficiency model. BUT, with both of these factors, you will get money back in proper, efficient performance. Nothing is more expensive than having to replace an improperly installed system.
- Air conditioner or heat pump? There are many different systems you can choose between. Do you need an air conditioner or heat pump? A heat pump or gas furnace? Packaged or split? The list goes on… Find out which systems are common in your area.
Need more direction? Start by contacting on of your local dealers. This will at least provide a jumping-off point.
What are some other research tops that you are curious about?