5 Questions To Consider When Buying An HVAC System

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There are certain things a responsible homeowner must know and must make sure of when getting an HVAC System installed. Your heating and cooling system will be the one providing comfort to you and your loved ones in the different temperatures that come with the change of weather and season, so getting things right would be advantageous and for your family and for your wallet! Ask the right questions so you can get the right answers.

What Units Are The Best Fit For My Home?

A good contractor would know the proper sizes and proper types of units that corresponds with the size and situation of your home, and what your preferences are. See to it that they explain to you why they prescribe that certain system, if these units are compatible with each other, and have them walk you through how they came to that conclusion.

This is to make sure that they know what they are doing and not just in a hurry to earn your business. It’s also important for you to know how these things work so that in the future, when repairs or a replacements of the units will be made, you’ll have a better idea if what’s being done is proper and according to what your residence needs.

What Filters Go With My HVAC?

There are a variety of filters available in the market, and there are ones that could provide your house cleaner air than that of average cooling and heating systems. There are also filters that are disposable, permanent or semi-permanent that have to be cleaned every now and then.  Ask your contractor about this and see to it that you get a system with the filters that fit your preference and your budget.

Is My HVAC Contractor Reputable?

It is imperative that you work with a well-reputed company in the market, and comes highly recommended by its past customers. Do not go for the cheapest one in the industry as it doesn’t always give you value for your money. Mistakes in the installation and in choosing the proper units will only cost you more money in the long run.

If you really want to save cash, look for an HVAC company that isn’t too expensive but has great feedback from former clients, and it is almost vital that they are certified by the North American Technician Excellence. This assures that they have met the necessary requirements and have the necessary skills to accomplish the job successfully.

Does My Contractor Have A Maintenance Program?

Many HVAC companies offer a maintenance program, and it is preferable that the same contractor that managed the installation will carry out the maintenance of your system, since they are already familiar with your HVAC. Do not overlook this as maintenance is essential to a heating and cooling system living out its expected life span.

Units that are properly matched with the size and needs of a residence, coupled with the appropriate maintenance will last you a good 10-15 years.

Does My Contractor Have Insurance?

During construction processes, such as the establishment of heating and cooling system, there is always a risk of damage and people getting hurt. Make sure your contractor has insurance to cover the expenses that arise if ever these unfortunate circumstances do happen. You wouldn’t want to reach in to your own pocket and be paying for something that was an error of another.


HVAC systems are complicated and somewhat differ from home to home so it’s natural to feel overwhelmed. If you have more questions about HVAC systems, call TDI Air at (616) 449-1039.