If your Air Conditioning or Heating Unit is no longer working like it should or is causing problems such as water damage or mold, it might be time to replace your unit. Purchasing a new HVAC unit to be installed is a decision that requires proper thought and management. There are several HVAC companies to choose from, so how can you tell which one is right for the job?
Listed below are eight questions to ask before hiring a GTA and Toronto heating and cooling professional to carry out your residential HVAC unit installation.
It is crucial to know what size system you will need from the get go. Some technicians have been known to sell oversized Air Conditioning or Furnaces for the customers home in order to earn a greater commission. Ideally, working with a non-commissioned technician will prevent you from buying something you don’t actually need. Your HVAC contractor should account for several factors before recommending a specific unit. Factors such as: total square footage, insulation, ductworks, ceiling height, windows, shade, number of residents in the home, just to name a few.
Before actually installing your new unit, it is beneficial to understand what the installation process will be like. This will keep you in the know if everything is done properly. Usually, contractors will dismantle the old unit and take it away themselves, but that is something you should be certain of before installation. Once you become familiar with the process, it becomes much easier.
Do You Offer Any Rebates or Tax Credits?
Periodically, manufacturers will have rebates or tax credits available on new HVAC systems. Ask about tax credits and rebates that may be available at the time when contacting an HVAC company .
Is Financing Offered?
Purchasing a new HVAC unit can be expensive. That is why many people put up with a poorly running unit to avoid the cost. However, financing can help to lift some of the financial burden. Make sure to ask about the financing options or weather or not the company has them.
Is The Company Insured and Bonded?
The Toronto and GTA HVAC technicians that are entrusted with installing an Air Conditioning unit will be performing a complex job that requires years of experience, training and skill. If anything were to go wrong with the installation process, it is vital that they are licensed to work and that they are insured. Save yourself a headache and make sure of these things before a potential mistake is made.
Is Warranty Available?
There are two different warranties you should be aware of. Equipment or parts warranty is provided by the manufacturer, while labour warranty is provided by the HVAC contractor. As opposed to a typically standard equipment warranty, labour warranty can be varied. HVAC contractors that are confident in their abilities will offer a warranty of 10 years. If not, find another contractor.
Do You Offer a Service or Maintenance Plan?
If you want to keep your HVAC system running smoothly and efficiently, regular maintenance is important. Many manufacturers require customers to regularly maintain their systems in order to sustain the warranty on the unit. Be sure to ask HVAC contractors about a maintenance or service plan to stay qualified for warranty and increase the longevity and value of your system.
How Long Does The Whole Installation Take?
Usually, it will take 4-8 hours for your technician to finish the installation, but that depends on the amount of work that needs to be done. Your technician should keep you updated on the process as it comes along and let you know about any potential delays.