Choosing HVAC installers to work on the most valuable components of your property is no easy decision. You must set high standards and know what questions to ask to gain insight so that you can make the right decision for your home or business. Our heating and cooling specialists at Tru Comfort Heating and Cooling have even compiled a list of questions you should always ask HVAC installers before hiring them.
Do Your HVAC Installers Have Proper Licensing/Qualifications?
The first line of questioning that you need to ask potential installers is regarding their licensing and qualifications. Do they have the proper up-to-date licensing to oversee HVAC installations? What knowledge outside of their standard licensing qualifies them to be your trusted HVAC partner? Here at Tru Comfort Heating and Cooling, our heating and cooling specialists share more than 35 years of experience and are all non-commissioned and BPI/NATE-certified to guarantee a positive experience for you.
Do You Have Insurance?
The very next question you need to ask is whether or not your potential installers have insurance. Not having valid insurance can be a huge risk if anything were to go wrong during your installation. Choosing an insured HVAC partner is the only way to protect yourself from financial liability.
Which Unit is Right for You?
Once you feel like you’re with an installer that understands your property’s needs and has the level of professionalism and integrity you’re looking for, you can start to ask more in-depth questions to further improve the efficiency of your home or business. Trained, experienced HVAC technicians will always have good advice about which HVAC units will best fulfill your unique heating and cooling demands.
Do Your HVAC Systems Have Warranty Coverage?
Although an average HVAC system should last anywhere from 10 to 15 years, anything can happen, which means it’s never a bad idea to inquire about warranties while you have the opportunity. Just make sure you double-check the specifics, like how long the warranty lasts, what it covers, and what the warranty requires of you to maintain its validity. The more you know about your warranty, the easier it will be to use it if you ever need it.
What Is the Total Estimated Cost for Your Installation Project?
When working with any new HVAC technician, it’s important for you to communicate your budget expectations clearly and ask for as much detail as possible regarding your project estimates. The more you understand about your costs and expenses going in, the more prepared you will be for the unexpected. And don’t forget to ask your installer about other ways to save!
Are There Any Rebates or Incentives Available?
Special rebates and incentives for those seeking replacements and new installations can come from manufacturers, power companies, local governments, and other entities outside of your HVAC company, so don’t forget to ask about the potential savings and discounts available to you. You’d be surprised how quickly the savings add up when you consider rebates, warranties, efficiency boosts, and more.
What Can You Do to Maintain Your New Unit?
Finally, one of the last questions you want to ask your HVAC installer is how to properly maintain your new unit. Are there annual maintenance plans available that you can sign your property up for? How often should you change out your filters? Learn everything you can about taking care of your new unit, and you’ll never have to worry about anything going wrong.
Got more questions about HVAC installations and why you should choose Tru Comfort Heating and Cooling to oversee all your heating and cooling projects this year? Reach out and get to know our caring HVAC specialists for yourself today by calling (602) 499-7855, or simply fill out the form in the sidebar.