Replacing the HVAC system in your Ocala, Florida, home could be one of the most daunting home improvement tasks that you’ll face since these systems are so complex. Many contractors provide and install HVAC systems. Getting through the HVAC installation quotes can be another challenge. You will need to consider the price of the system as well as quotes and proposals regarding installation. The following tips will help you decide which contractor to choose.
Choosing Your Contractor
The contractor must have the proper licensing as required by law. Verifying that the contractor has a current license and is properly insured and bonded will protect you from any problems associated with the installation. Besides checking with your local licensing office, you can check with the Better Business Bureau as well.
The years the company has been in business can make a big difference in the contractor you select. Checking the references provided by the contractor may give you enough information when deciding between HVAC installation quotes.
HVAC installation quotes may reveal different pricing. Don’t just aim for the lowest quote. It helps to know the factors that lead to any differences.
Reviewing the Installation Quote
Checking through the HVAC installation quotes may reveal different pricing. Before selecting the lowest quote, however, it helps to know the factors that lead to any differences.
- Size – The size of the equipment makes a difference in pricing. A contractor who bases the size of the replacement based on your existing equipment could be setting you up for higher energy bills and more repairs. Contractors have software called Manual J that helps them work through load calculations. It’s wise to work with contractors who do this analysis. Without it, you could have an improperly sized system.
- Efficiency – All HVAC equipment carries energy efficiency ratings. While systems with higher ratings cost more, you reap the rewards sooner rather than later through savings from operating a more energy efficient system. Choosing the least efficient system will cost you more in the long run.
- The Unit – Since an HVAC system is such a large investment, you want to know that you are getting value for money. Your contractor has insider knowledge about how various systems perform. You need to be able to trust his recommendations.
Contact Sun Kool Air Conditioning, Inc. today for your HVAC needs. We have been providing reliable service to our community for close to thirty years. Call 352-282-4763 to speak with one of our experts.