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4 Questions To Ask Before Buying Your New Furnace or Air Conditioner

Almost without fail your furnace or air conditioner is going to die on the day you’re least ready for it to happen. It’s going to be frigid or boiling. You’ll be in the middle of taking on kid to a practice and going to another’s doctor’s appointment. You’ll have just put the deposit down on the condo for an upcoming vacation. The last thing you’ll want to have happen is your heating and cooling system to break down, but it can. When that happens, you'll want to know how to choose the right HVAC professional.

It’s far more likely, however, that if you’re reading this that it’s not some future event I’m speculating about, rather that you’re in the midst of what I described above. So enough chit chat, let’s get into those important questions you need to be asking to ensure you make the right decision in a frustrating situation.

1) Permits: In many places the heating and air conditioning provider needs to be licensed in order to perform the work. They are required to pull a permit, which will likely result in an inspection to make sure everything meets code. While this might add cost, there are reasons why this needs to happen – all of which is to protect your family and your home. Improper electrical, improper exhaust, improper drainage can lead to property damage, inefficiency in operation, and even health risks to your family. Do you know how to ensure the work meets code? If not, you need to choose a provider who’s operating under the legal requirements.

2) Load Calculation: When the technician or sales person visited your home, did he take measurements to perform a load calculation? Do you even know what that is? In essence, it’s a measurement that provides an exact sizing of your furnace or air conditioner to meet the unique demands of your home. With variables like windows, insulation, type of construction, not all homes are alike. If you’re making a sizable investment, don’t you want it to be the right size system? Airmax HVAC provides free estimates to help you in this process.

3) Technician Experience: Airmax technicians are required to meet rigorous pre-employment standards and have yearly training to stay up-to-date

4) Quality Control: Related to question 2, it is required that the license holder inspect each job where a permit has been pulled. This follow up visit is something that should be discussed with a homeowner before the job has been agreed upon. Within this visit, the supervising technician should be going through the specifics of the job laid out in your agreement, and going through a check list to ensure everything meets code requirements.

Airmax HVAC is commiteed to quality and professionalism. We take customer service and respect for your home seriously. Contact Airmax HVAC today for a an estimate!

 

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