5 Questions to Ask During Your A/C Estimate

5 Questions to Ask During Your A/C Estimate

Having a new air conditioning system installed at your home is a major expense, so it’s important that the process is done correctly and efficiently to get the most out of this investment. As you begin collecting estimates with local HVAC companies, there are several questions worth asking that can ultimately help you make the right decision and save you money.

1. What’s the Proper Size For the Unit?

Different air conditioning units have different outputs and capacities, so your HVAC company should inquire about the square footage of your home, among other factors, when determining the proper size unit to meet your needs. The number of floors in your home should also be taken into consideration when deciding on the right capacity unit.

2. Do My Ducts Need to be Updated?

In some cases, your home’s existing ductwork can remain intact so long as there is no damage that would negatively affect the home’s airflow. Still, it’s important to know whether any additional ductwork will be needed as it can impact the scope and timeline of the new unit installation.

3. Which Brands Do You Offer?

Make sure the HVAC company you’re considering offers top-rated brands with long-standing reputations for quality, durability, and customer service. Investing in quality will save you a lot of headaches and potential issues down the road.

4. What Are the Payment Terms?

How much will you be required to pay up-front? When will the final payment be due? Is financing available? This information should be carefully outlined in your contract. On the other hand, if you’re applying for financing through your HVAC company, be sure you’re familiar with the financing and repayment terms, including any interest rates or pre-payment fees.

5. Does the System Come With a Warranty?

Most new air conditioning systems come with a manufacturer warranty. The company installing the unit may also offer labor warranties. Be sure to find out the exact terms and details of any warranty and when in doubt, ask questions until you fully understand what is and isn’t covered.

Taking the time to ask these questions will help you choose an HVAC company with confidence. A/C Designs has been proudly serving Northeast Florida with quality and reliable A/C installations performed by fully-trained, licensed technicians. If you’re in need of a new HVAC system and want to explore your options, contact us for a free, no obligation quote.