An HVAC installation isn’t cheap. To save money, some homeowners in Sarasota, Florida, may try to cut corners by installing their HVAC systems themselves or using unqualified installers. This approach can backfire, as poor workmanship and incorrect installation will reduce the unit’s efficiency, lead to frequent HVAC repairs, and result in having to replace the HVAC unit sooner than expected. Therefore, it’s vital to hire a professional HVAC contractor to install a new HVAC system to avoid many of the pitfalls that come with using an unlicensed service technician. Here are five benefits of professional HVAC installation:
Quality Products and Parts
Firstly, when upgrading your air conditioner or heating system, it’s important to choose a high-quality product. There are many HVAC products on the market at different price points. Don’t jump at the first low-priced option, and try to avoid buying used HVAC equipment. Take the time to choose the right product. Remember, you get what you pay for. Cheaper products are less reliable and may not last as long as you’d like. As a result, you’ll require a premature replacement that costs thousands.
Spending more will pay off in the long run. At All American Heating & Cooling, we stock only top-quality products, such as Trane air conditioners, furnaces, air handlers and packaged systems. Trane systems are durable, perform efficiently and include a factory guarantee. Once installed, maintain your HVAC system. Regular HVAC maintenance keeps your system operating at an optimum level and increases the unit’s lifespan.
HVAC systems contain complex pieces of machinery made up of various parts designed to work together seamlessly. A trained HVAC service technician understands how the heating and air conditioning units function. For an HVAC installation, a qualified service technician will assess your home and conduct a load calculation to determine the correct size of HVAC unit needed. This is an important step, as an incorrectly sized unit will struggle to adequately heat and cool your home. This won’t only affect comfort levels but also waste energy. As a result, it’ll increase your electricity bill.
NATE-Certified Service Technicians
When hiring an HVAC company, check whether the service technicians are NATE-certified. NATE stands for North American Technician Excellence. NATE training is rigorous, with service technicians learning core skills as well as gaining specialized knowledge in numerous areas. To pass the NATE test, service technicians must score a minimum grade of 70. If your service technician is NATE-certified, you can rest assured that an industry expert is completing your HVAC installation.
To keep your HVAC system in good condition, there are some maintenance tasks a DIYer is capable of safely performing. These include:
- Changing the system’s air filter
- Checking the condensate drain line
- Cleaning air vents
- Keeping the HVAC outdoor unit clear of leaves, dirt, and debris
For more complicated repairs, seek the expertise of a skilled professional. When problems arise with the HVAC system’s electrical wiring or the gas furnace acts up, trying to fix it yourself presents a safety hazard. Don’t risk electrocution or potential gas leaks or furnace explosions. When a part malfunctions or breaks down, a trained HVAC service technician has the proper tools and expertise to fix the problem safely.
Warranties and Guarantees
An added benefit of hiring a pro is peace of mind. A licensed HVAC company will offer warranties and guarantees on installation, products and parts. Should there be any problem post-installation, your warranty will cover any adjustments, repairs or product replacements that you need. As a result, you gain peace of mind.
At All American Heating & Cooling, our products include an excellent manufacturer’s warranty, and we offer a 24-hour service guarantee. As a licensed contractor, we comply with the mandatory state and local codes required for residential HVAC installations.
Buying a new HVAC system is a big investment. Therefore, you should do everything to not botch the installation job. All American Heating & Cooling has more than 30 years of experience. For a home assessment, product recommendations and professional HVAC system installation, don’t hesitate to call us at (941) 451-5228.
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