Being an Heating & A/C professional for many years now, I have came across some situations while working that could have been a lot less challenging & time consuming on our part, if the shopper just knew some heating & cooling basics, and it would have saved myself and others time & them cash in the long run, and before you invite a supplier over for a quote, consider what your Heating & A/C system offers, what’s working for you? Which rooms are too freezing while the two of us were in the hottest days? Which a singles get boiling hot when you close the door, but take a look at your power bills.
If you are looking to lower your power costs, focus on energy efficiency.
If you want a more powerful system, remember that this will cause your bills to shoot higher; Don’t focus on only brand name units. Don’t put too much weight on name value; So much of a unit’s efficiency is tied to upgrade, but you can take the worst brand, give it proper upgrade, & it will work great. If its done right, your new Heating & A/C system will purr love a kitten no matter what brand it is, then heating & A/C systems aren’t known for being straight-forward on a budget. But resist the temptation to hunt high & low for the cheapest professional! Cheap is not always best & you get what you spend money for; Get many quotes from different companies before commiting to a single. It’s important to look at both experience & expertise, and a Lot of variables are involved while the two of us were in upgrade of a Heating & A/C system & they need to all be considered. A terrible upgrade will cost you more cash. The misconception I come across is that Heating & A/C professionals are just that-professionals. Technicians are super smart & have to be certified to handle refrigerants, capable of calculating electrical load, & be savvy enough to design & install smart systems, then make sure you give the pro respect & in return, us professionals will make sure you stay comfy all year around. Knowing these few things as a shopper will help both you, & myself and others at the end of the day.