Sooner or later you are going to need to replace the existing
air conditioning system in your home. Fortunately, this only happens once every fifteen
years or so. But, since it happens infrequently you probably don't
know the questions to ask before you sign up for a new system.
- First, deal only with licensed contractors, preferably those listed as
Accredited Businesses with the Better Business Bureau. Failure to purchase
from a licensed contractor may leave you with a shoddy installation and
without warranty coverage from the manufacturer.
- Next, insist that your contractor visit your home before providing an estimate
to take a look at your existing installation and the conditions, which
affect comfort in your home. An in-home appointment with a quality contractor
should take at least an hour and may result in several money saving recommendations.
In any event, a quality contractor will walk you through the entire process
to increase your comfort with such a major financial investment.
Finally, the main purpose of a
heating and cooling system is to provide comfort inside your home. Be sure to share details of hot
and cold spots with your contractor. Normally, hot and cold spots can
be cured through inexpensive modifications to ductwork during the installation
process or by restoring attic insulation to proper levels.
Today's heating and cooling equipment is far more energy efficient
than older equipment. A proper
installation by a quality contractor should result in lower energy bills, a more comfortable
home and trouble-free operation for many years. In the Arlington area
call Tom's Mechanical for a free estimate.