7 Questions To Consider When Buying An HVAC System

Ardmore Fresh Air | Financing

Your current system may be broken or too old, which leads you to want to replace it. Of course we want to get the best value for our money. Understand that cheaper doesn’t necessarily save you more money. You could be buying an HVAC system that’s inefficient and fragile, costing you more in the future than what you’d spend on a better quality one.

Questions To Ask When Buying An HVAC System

  1. What system best fits my home? Any changes made to the home need to be taken in consideration, such as have you increased the size of your house since your last heating and cooling system? Added room needs a more powerful system. Also, you might want to improve the filters of your system so you can keep out certain particles from your home to keep its air cleaner and better for breathing. Certain filters are compatible with specific HVAC systems, so this is another factor to consider.

  2. Does my system have a maintenance program? Make sure you have a maintenance program in place for your system. This will save you money in case you’d need to replace it earlier than its usual lifespan. Usually the technician will make two visits yearly to examine your system and make the necessary repairs, if any.

  3. How long will it take to put the system up? Depending on the model, and the company putting up the system, the installation can take 8 hours up to a day. This could affect life at home, especially if you’re sensitive to noise and have strangers walking around your house. Make sure to talk to the HVAC company your working with and ask for an approximate length of time they need to get it working.

  4. What are the costs? The HVAC company that should do the installation and give a free estimate of the total cost of the overall project you are undertaking. Make sure to check for reviews or feedback from past customers to make sure you get a fair quotation. It’s not unheard of for so-called professionals in the industry to overcharge. Also see if a warranty is in place for the system.

  5. Is the company handling the installation licensed?  The company you’re working with should have their license on hand. If that’s not the case start looking into it. Make sure to double check if the enterprise is licensed, even when they’ve showed you a copy. Also, check if they’re insured. Insurance covers possible injuries or damage to your property. Otherwise, you’d be liable for any expense if any of the aforementioned things should happen.

  6. Should I look to humidify or to dehumidify? This is critical to choosing whether to have a humidifier or dehumidifier. Addressing this could lead to better air quality within the home. Make sure to consult about this with a professional.

  7. How efficient and effective is the HVAC system? This is something that will affect a family long-term. An inefficient HVAC system will lead to more expensive bill payments. You want to invest in a system that does the opposite. Remember the ideal system may cost more than most, but may save you tons in the long run. Be prudent in this process. Look up reviews on the brand of your choice.

Making the right choice will have an impact on your family’s everyday life. Proper deliberation and reflection is key. After all, this is an investment on your family’s overall well-being. Contact Ardmore Fresh Air at (847) 792-1019 for a trusted and reliable HVAC professional.


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