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December 17, 2018

5 Questions You Should Ask Your HVAC Professional

If you are having HVAC work done at your home, you will want to have all your questions thought out before meeting with your HVAC professional, regardless of the type of job. You’ll want to ask questions to determine the best solutions for your HVAC needs, and to determine if you are working with the right, and the best, HVAC contractor. But how should you know everything you should ask? Here are 5 important questions you should ask your HVAC professional before they begin your job.

1. How long will this HVAC work take? 

All HVAC work takes time to assess and complete. You will want to know, to the best of your contractor’s knowledge, how long the entire process will take. This will give you an idea of how the work will affect your life, and what personal scheduling arrangements you can make to help things go as smoothly as possible.

2. Are there any new technologies I might be interested in, or that would be a good investment for the future? 
Depending on your end goals, your HVAC professional may be aware of newer technology products and trends that could potentially change the way you use HVAC. Some of these can save money in the long run, and possibly have a different environmental impact. New technologies may also be have associated tax credit or benefits, so be sure to ask about these as well.

3. What do you offer in terms of guarantees and maintenance? 

You don’t want to wait until after your project is complete to ask this question. Getting clear with your HVAC contractor about guarantees and maintenance offered is essential to making sure your system has longevity. Be sure to read anything in writing very carefully, and ask follow up questions with your contractor as they arise. Now is also a time to request references from your contractor, and search online to see if there are any reviews for them.

4. Can any existing structures be used? 
By asking you may avoid unnecessary construction, which could be costly and time-consuming. Be sure to have your HVAC professional conducts a comprehensive evaluation of your site in order to assess current structures and appliances.

5. Are there any other hidden costs to this project? 
This is a catchall to make ensure there won’t be many, or any, surprise costs with your HVAC project. Will your contractor handle permitting, and what is the cost for this? What brands will be used, and where are they obtained?

With these five questions you will be prepared to talk with your HVAC professional about any HVAC job. You will feel empowered to make the best HVAC decisions for your needs.

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