When your heater is finally in need of replacement, it’s a good idea to know what you are up against when reaching out to local heating companies for quotes. There have been many advancements in technology that will provide improved energy efficiency and it’s possible that your property may have been under- or over-served by your current heater. Professional HVAC companies like Christian Heating & Air Conditioning will audit your needs and work with you to make sure you choose the right system. Before you settle on a replacement heating system, use this handy checklist to make sure you are asking your HVAC company the right questions.
Be Prepared for Your Heater Replacement
1. Does the HVAC Company have a service plan to maintain and protect my system?
Service plans can ensure that your HVAC unit receives regular, necessary maintenance to perform without problems for many years. Learn more about Christian’s Free Advantage Plan!
2. What filter types are offered?
There are disposable and washable varieties, and some, like HEPA filters, can improve indoor air quality and protect your family’s health.
3. How efficient will my new HVAC system be?
Consider lifetime operating costs, not just price when weighing your options.
4. Are there any special offers or rebates I can claim?
Most HVAC companies will have manufacturer and seasonal specials to help offset the cost.
5. Does the system I’m eyeing qualify for a tax credit?
Purchasing an energy efficient heating system can give you a break when tax season rolls around.
6. Do I need to address humidity, either with a home dehumidifier or humidifier?
Keeping your home’s humidity level stable can improve the overall comfort in your home. Your system will run less, thus saving you money, when the humidity level is at it’s optimal seasonal level.
7. Do I need multiple heating and cooling zones?
Your contractor should be able to help you select the right equipment for a zoning system that supports greater comfort and energy savings.
8. What size system do I need?
Simply matching your existing system’s specifications is not in your best interest. A complete heat load calculation should be performed to ensure you are sizing your replacement system properly.
9. Is forced-air heating and cooling my best option?
There are some other efficient alternatives to consider, including heat pumps and radiant heat systems.
10. Will the HVAC Company provide a free, no obligation estimate for the system and installation, along with options to choose from?
Your contractor should provide system options, indoor air quality accessories, warranty specifications and energy efficiency in the estimates he or she provides.
Choose Our HVAC Company to Replace Your Heating System
Now that you know what to look for when choosing a new heater, call Christian at 1-215-488-5795 to discuss your needs. Our team will be happy to answer any questions you may have and provide you with a free estimate for our heating installation services.
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