As most homeowners will have their HVAC system replaced no more than twice in their lifetime, it’s not surprising that planning an HVAC replacement is an unfamiliar process for most people. However, this task isn’t nearly as daunting if you know what to do and expect.
AAA Air Conditioning, Inc., a reputable company for air conditioning and heating repair, shares below what happens when planning your HVAC replacement:
Before the Replacement
Before the actual HVAC replacement, research into how to get the best type and size of unit for your property has to be done, and you have to find the right contractor to do the job. A unit that’s too large or too small for the square footage of your home won’t be efficient; in fact, this can even result in higher energy bills.
Be sure to check the energy efficiency ratings on the label and find out if the product is ENERGY STAR®-certified. This is to ensure that you buy the best system for your home, one which will work at maximum efficiency all year-round to the end of its expected lifespan.
Scheduling Your Estimate
It’s wise to ask for at least three quotes from different HVAC companies to ensure that you get a good deal on what you’re planning to buy. You also shouldn’t go for the lowest bid right away, as this often means they won’t do a good job on your replacement. Make sure to ask for references and do a quick background check on your prospective air conditioning repair and replacement contractor to vet their claims and avoid getting taken advantage of.
During the Replacement
As soon as they arrive, the installers should put down coverings to protect your flooring and move furniture to a safer location if needed before starting the installation project. Your old air conditioner, furnace or heat pump will be carefully disconnected and removed from your home, after which the replacement HVAC system will then be installed according to the manufacturer’s specifications.
After the Replacement
Upon completing HVAC installation, pressure and vacuum tests are performed. After a complete inspection of the new HVAC system, refrigerant is added, activated and retested to ensure all components are working properly. After all testing is complete, your HVAC contractor should go over the proper operation of the new system and warranty information, as well as address other minor concerns.
When you’re in need of a professional air conditioning and heating repairman, there’s only one company you can count on. Call AAA Air Conditioning, Inc. today at (361) 578-3846 or fill out our online contact form to get started!