If you hire an HVAC company, you might do so because you have a problem with your thermostat. Maybe you have an older furnace giving you trouble. You may have a blockage somewhere in your ductwork as well.
You might also call one if you need AC replacement, and that’s what we’ll discuss right now. Let’s run through some of the questions you might ask if you call up an HVAC company and see whether they can install a new central air unit for you.
How Much Will It Cost?
Presumably, you don’t have unlimited funds unless you’re independently wealthy. Most individuals and families must watch their spending, so you should see how much you’ll pay if you want a brand-new AC unit.
Just like virtually any other niche, you have some top-of-the-line AC units and some others that don’t have the best reputation. If you contact an HVAC company, you can ask them which one they recommend.
Hopefully, they will give you an honest answer, and they won’t just mention the most expensive one. You can also do a little research on your own to see which brands have the best reputation and approximately how much each one costs.
That way, you’ll know whether you should use the HVAC company that you contact. If they recommend some brand you’ve never heard of and they say the installation will cost something way out of your price range, you can go with someone else instead.
When Can You Do The Installation?
If you find out that this company has a brand and model that you want, and they’ll install it for a reasonable price, you should next find out when they can come and do the installation for you. You probably want your new AC unit as soon as possible.
If it’s already the summer, and you’re sweltering in the hot weather, you want them there within the next few days at the latest. If they say they can’t make it for several weeks or longer, you should probably look into other options.
Maybe this company has a solid reputation, but you want your cool air without delay so you can enjoy your days at home and sleep easily at night.
What Kind Of Financing Do You Offer?
Once you find out the air conditioner’s cost and when the company can come and do the installation, you should ask about their financing options. Maybe you can pay for the new unit all at once. That makes things easy, but not everyone can do that.
If you have half of the money you can pay upfront or something along those lines, maybe the company will let you pay the rest within the next six months or the next year. If they won’t let you do that, you may find a different HVAC company that will.
If the company you contact answers all of these questions in a satisfactory manner, you can hire them.