There are many things to consider when installing a new HVAC system, such as size, efficiency, rebates, warranties and features. It is also important to have your new system installed correctly in order to ensure its longevity and efficiency. Hiring a qualified HVAC professional for HVAC installation can take care of that.
Hire a reputable contractor with experience in your region. The contractor should inspect the site and provide a detailed bid, as well as proof of required certifications, licenses and insurance. Also request references and examples of work. The contractor should take the time to explain all options, warranties, instructions and maintenance requirements.
Before installation begins, you and the contractor should sign an agreement, which includes clear-cut details such as the work to be done, the specifications of products to be installed, the price quote and payment schedule, the timeline of work including start and end dates, and what to do in case of disputes. Permits, licenses, insurance information, or other necessary paperwork can be attached to the agreement.
If you have selected a new, energy-efficient HVAC component, be sure that the contractor is qualified for Energy Star installation. Energy Star installation guidelines have certain requirements that ensure the most efficient operation of your new system. The guidelines require proper sizing of new HVAC equipment for the home, and ductwork must be sealed to ensure that conditioned air does not escape. It’s also imperative that the furnace or boiler is adequately vented. An airflow test should be performed, and optimum refrigerant levels verified. A programmable thermostat should also be installed.
When these steps are taken during HVAC installation, you can be sure your new system was properly installed and can perform to its maximum efficiency.
For further questions about HVAC installation, contact Smoky Mountain Heating & Air. We are part of Asheville Oil Company, a proud local business dating back three generations. Our expert technicians can explain the HVAC installation process and help recommend quality HVAC equipment for your home.
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about HVAC installation and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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