If you are researching or even considering a future HVAC install, you want to do your research. Here are 5 things to know or to find out before any commercial HVAC install.
1. An Evaluation of Your Current HVAC system(s).
To know whether or not you truly need a new system (or systems), you want to be sure professionals take a look at your current building.
That will include the size, climate considerations, installation, an energy assessment, a look at your air vents and ducts, and much more—all of which, together, can help us know a great deal more about what’s going on with your building.
The goal is to give you solutions that will maximize comfort and energy efficiency. Be sure that the estimate you receive is written and thorough. You also want to be able to hear about the cost savings and various solutions your HVAC experts have to offer. That way, you can select what’s right for your business, based on sound numbers, and you can ask questions and refer to the pricing as needed with others in your business.
At Greater Comfort, we know how important this inspection is and we know how much that initial estimate matters to you. Future expenses will be based on this up-front inspection and evaluation, so it’s a critical part of the process.
2. Details About the HVAC Warranty
Have you had the chance to ask questions about the warranty you are being offered? A good warranty would be for both the manufacturer and for the install.
Know as much as you can about the term (what is and what is not covered, and for how long?), the parts warranties, anything reasonable you could do that would void the warranty, and how the HVAC company itself stands behind the install itself. Not only this, but if there is an extended warranty, you want to get specific about what it does and does not include.
3. The Specifics of Your Future Maintenance Agreement
Maintenance is one of the most important—yet often overlooked—components in this process. We say that because while installation is a huge investment and will impact much of your costs, maintenance is what helps your system performs as it should, giving you comfort, precision, control, and optimal energy efficiency. It also helps ensure your equipment lasts as long as it should.
If your estimate doesn’t include a maintenance plan, be sure to ask about it: including how often maintenance is performed and whether or not service by your HVAC contractor will be 24/7 or not.
You want to be sure to invest in what makes sense economically, but also what sets your building up for cost savings with any short-term repairs or service needs.
4. The Reputation of the HVAC Company You’re Considering
You want to be sure the licensed HVAC company you’ve chosen is reputable and has decades of experience. We’ve served more than 45,000 customers, offering a special brand of expertise and customer service to every job we perform. What’s more: customer service is embedded in our culture…it’s part of who we are! That is why we’re the top choice for commercial and residential heating and cooling installation, service, and maintenance.
5. Anticipated Timeline(s) for the HVAC Install
Timelines are important for your HVAC company to be able to provide and deliver on. They also indicate a thorough understanding of the project and job at hand.
We take pride in being timely and keeping our promises. Again, be sure you get these details finalized before your project kicks off. It’s not the kind of project you want to become a headache or you want to last longer than it should. After all, that can translate to additional energy consumption and costs you hadn’t accounted for.
Choose Greater Comfort for Your HVAC Installation Services
We have the experience and reliability you are looking for when it comes to any system install. We have your best interest in mind at all times. We’ll never pressure your business into making a decision, but we’re here to support your decision-making efforts with information that can save you money.