Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems are not one-size-fits-all, but many companies may lead you to believe this is true. This can cause homeowners a huge headache and expense, especially during the times of the year when comfort is easily compromised by the weather outside.
Here are three secrets your HVAC company may not want you to know:
1. Keep Size in Mind
The size of your home should directly correlate with the size of the HVAC unit you buy. A unit that’s too large will not only be more expensive, but its cooling and heating pace may be too rapid for smaller homes. This can quickly cause issues like higher energy usage and more repairs.
The takeaway: Make sure your HVAC company measures your home accurately.
2. Second Opinions are a Smart Idea
If your HVAC technician tells you that one or more parts of your HVAC unit need to be replaced, you don’t have to take their word for it right away. In fact, it may pay off to seek a second opinion when it comes to dropping some serious cash on replacement parts that may or may not be needed.
The takeaway: Go with your gut, do your research, and never feel pressured to accept repairs or maintenance immediately.
3. Free HVAC Services are Rarely Worth it
If you see advertisements offering free HVAC service deals, don’t simply jump at the chance. It’s still important to research various HVAC companies before deciding which is best for you and your needs. Read online reviews or ask friends and family which companies they’ve had success with in the past.
The takeaway: Even if the offer isn’t free, it may be worth it in the end to go with a company you can trust.
Always make sure that any repairs or maintenance done to your HVAC is put in writing or you’re given a receipt that clearly shows you all charges and procedures.
Richmond’s Air continues to provide the Houston area with reliable, trustworthy HVAC services. Give us a call to schedule a professional visit.