What is most important to you when choosing a HVAC company to do business with?
Maybe your concern is price? Let’s face it, we all wants the best product for the lowest cost. The problem you run into in skilled trades is that contractors cut corners to make it work. Whether installing inferior products and materials, using unskilled labor, or performing the “quick job” upon installation.
A quality HVAC Contractor will be able to identify any current issues, address your concerns, and offer you equipment that will solve your problems while meeting your budget.
A study by Texas A&M University revealed that 90% of HVAC systems are installed incorrectly. Here are some factors that study found to be energy wasting, comfort robbing problems:
Duct Leakage (93%) (Poor indoor air quality, health and safety concerns, drafts and uneven temperatures, may double the HVAC portion of utility bill)
Oversizing (47%) (Doesn’t run enough to remove moisture, air in sunlit or shaded rooms does not mix, equipment is typically noisier, shorter lifespan of the equipment)
Incorrect Refrigerant Charge (75%) (Increased failure rate, reduced moisture removal, equipment is typically noisier, uneven temperature, could add as much as 17% to operating costs)
Incorrect Air Flow (70%) (Uneven temperature, poor moisture control, noisy grilles and registers, could add as much as 10% of operating costs)
With Sub-Cooled LLC, you will be in the top 10%
Problems are not solved by equipment alone. A quality Heating and Cooling contractor will help you identify issues in your home, existing equipment, and discomfort your family may be experiencing.
Do not size your equipment solely on square footage of your house or assume your existing system is properly sized!
An over-sized system will have higher installation costs, more breakdowns, large temperature swings, and improper humidity control. An undersized system will constantly run, have higher energy costs, shorter life, and reduced comfort.
Are there any hot or cold spots?
Some of the factors that cause this range from over/under sized equipment, design and layout of the home, drafty windows, or poor insulation. Variable speed technology will allow your system to operate at different stages. This reduces these issues by running for longer periods of time, circulating and conditioning more air.
Does your home get too muggy or dry certain types of the year?
These symptoms range from dry skin, dandruff, bloody noses, increased static electricity, dry or sore throats. Humidifiers are a great way to solve all these issues and improve the comfort and indoor air quality inside the home.
Does anyone in your family suffer from asthma or allergens?
When updating your HVAC system it is a great time to add in air purification accessories. These accessories not only clean air, they also protect the equipment. They range from UV lighting, Plasma Generators, Electronic Air Cleaners, Ozone Generators, and Air filtration systems.
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Is your system easy to control ?
Sometimes older programmable thermostats can be hard to work and program. As they age, they may start to get a mind of their own. New WiFi thermostats have the ability to learn your schedule and can be controlled from most smart devices. If your system has a failure while your away, the device can notify you remotely.
Is the existing indoor or outdoor system noisy?
As equipment ages, it will start to make strange noises. Newer furnaces have quieter fan motors that will help the noise factor. If your outdoor unit is located by a bedroom window, you may look into inverter type compressors that are nearly impossible to hear during operation.
Any previous repairs?
Knowing the repair history of the existing equipment may help us identify problems. Having the same repairs made multiple times may be symptoms of a bigger issue (improper installation). Resolving issues will increase the reliability of your new system.
Are you concerned energy consumption?
As the price of energy goes up, so will the operating costs of your heating and cooling system. If you feel your utility bills are out of line you may want to consider investing into a higher efficiency system. Below is a graph with the annual savings based off a 13 SEER system.
Installing a system for you that will heat and cool your home and solve any problems to give you the comfort of a quality heating and air conditioning system. We care about your home, your needs, and your budget. Our no hassle sales process and transparent pricing make it easy to select the system that is right for you.
If you are interested in scheduling a free estimate, please give us a call!