There are so many decisions to make when it comes to your home and every one of them is crucial. Some could be small in monetary terms but have big importance. Such is the case with your home’s HVAC system. If you want to live in peace in your house, make sure you discuss these five things with any HVAC technician you are thinking of hiring, and make your decision based on the answers you receive:
Whether or not they are certified.
You need to be sure that you are leaving your home in capable hands. Any faulty work and you could be paying for this for the years to come. Ask the technician of their experience and whether he has had formal training in the field. In Ontario, for examples, HVAC contractors must have a license and TSSA (Technical Standards & Safety Authority) certification. To work on ACs, contractors must have a refrigeration license, and so on.
How often does the HVAC system require maintenance?
If you have no prior experience of maintaining an HVAC system, then ask the technician what needs to be done to maintain the system so that it works at its full potential. The right technician will be happy to walk you through simple but effective year-round maintenance tips. Also make sure you know what you can do yourself and what you need to hire a technician.
Is there a new product that he would recommend?
The rapid pace at which technologies are upgrading is no surprise to anyone. So make sure you know what you are buying and whether or not there is another product with better value for money. The right technician will recommend high-performing HVAC products that make sense for your needs and budget.
Any energy efficient options available on the market?
Chances are these kinds on products are more expensive to purchase initially, but in the long run you are likely to see a reduction in your energy bills. In addition to the benefit to your bottom line, energy efficient HVAC systems are the environmentally conscious choice.
Warranty and protection plan.
When installing a brand new HVAC system, make sure you ask your technician about the length and breadth of the warranty, for both parts and labour. Furnaces, water heaters, boilers, A/Cs, fireplaces, and other HVAC components can have a lifespan of decades, but you don’t want to be paying out of pocket for parts or service six months after you bought the unit. A robust warranty will ensure you get optimal performance and service for years to come.
Any more questions about HVAC? Give us a call at Denoco, we’d be happy to help.