Know How to Oversee an HVAC Installation in Your Home

HVAC InstallationA new HVAC installation in your home is a step toward improved indoor comfort and more efficient operation. The new air conditioner or furnace you’ve chosen incorporates advanced technology and options that very likely weren’t available in the old unit the new HVAC installation is replacing. You’ll also notice lower monthly energy costs, the confidence of greater reliability, and the assurance of a new warranty to protect your investment.

A new HVAC installation also presents some important details you’ll want to clarify. Make sure you discuss these issues with your HVAC contractor:

  • Is it the right size? “Sizing” in HVAC technology means matching the BTU capacity of the new AC or furnace to the unique requirements of your specific house. One size does not fit all. That’s why major HVAC manufacturers produce units with different BTU capacities to fit different homes’ requirements.  Ask the contractor about the sizing procedure and calculations that apply to your home.
  • Efficiency: low vs. high. An air conditioner or furnace with a lower EPA efficiency rating generally costs less to purchase and install. However, energy consumption — and thus your monthly costs — will usually be higher. A high-efficiency unit, conversely, comes with a steeper purchase price and installation expense, but it costs less to operate. Over time, these savings will compensate for the increased upfront cost.
  • Installation and installers matter. A substandard installation can mean higher operating costs and shorter component service life, meaning that major downsides will persist for as long as you own the unit. Verify with the contractor that the installation will be performed by trained, experienced technicians who hold industry-recognized certifications such as NATE (North American Technician Excellence).
  • Ask about maintenance options. Regular maintenance is vital to support maximum efficiency, low operating costs, and full reliability. It’s also required in the warranty terms of most air-conditioner and furnace manufacturers. A planned service agreement with your HVAC provider ensures seasonal, professional maintenance as well as priority service and discounts on labor and parts if needed.

When it’s time for a new HVAC installation, get the facts straight from the professionals at Paitson Bros., serving the Wabash Valley for a century.

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