Three Questions to Ask Your HVAC Contractor

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For homeowners in Buffalo, HVAC system maintenance is a necessity. There’s no denying that having work done on your HVAC system – whether it be major or minor maintenance – can be stressful and confusing. However, before moving full speed ahead with any repairs or replacements, it’s important to educate yourself about what to expect from your HVAC company. Here are three key questions to ask your contractor:

What specifically is wrong with my HVAC system?

While this may sound like an obvious question, it’s important that you fully understand the issue (or issues) with your HVAC system so that you feel comfortable with the recommended repairs. Though some companies have opted to provide quotes virtually (sight unseen) due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s ideal to have a technician conduct a home visit (following social distancing protocols) so they can see firsthand the work that needs to be done. After you’re provided with a quote, make sure the recommendations are in alignment with industry standards and that the contractor has outlined the exact repairs that need to be made.

If I need a new HVAC unit, who will install it?

When it comes to proper installation, the last thing you want is an uncertified technician putting in your new system. In fact, according to Energy Star, nearly half of all HVAC systems are incorrectly installed! Always confirm with your HVAC company that a trained and certified contractor will perform the installation and will take the time to measure your home’s heating and cooling space so you get the right sized HVAC unit.

What manufacturers do you use?

With many manufacturers for HVAC systems out there, it’s important to know what type of equipment will be installed in your home. Many of these models vary in terms of efficiency, noise level, air quality, and other factors. Asking for information about the manufacturers used by your company will help you understand the features of the HVAC unit you’ll be getting, as well as what to expect in terms of the quality and longevity of the system.

Being proactive with asking your contractor the questions above will give you assurance that you’re making the best decision for your HVAC unit’s replacement or repairs.

Do you currently have an issue with your heating or cooling system? Contact the Plumber of Buffalo. HVAC system maintenance services are our specialty, and we can address all of your HVAC needs!

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