When your HVAC unit is causing more trouble than the comfort it provides, it may be time to consider a new system. An HVAC system upgrade can benefit your home by providing your family with more reliable heating and air, offering greater energy efficiency that can lower your utility bills, and improving the resale value of your home.
Online shopping and home improvement stores may seem like the easiest way to shop for a replacement, but when making a big investment in your home, working with a contractor is the right choice. Here’s why you should buy a new, legitimate AC unit.
1. First-Hand Knowledge
Trusting an HVAC professional who is familiar with various systems, maintenance, and repairs means you have industry knowledge in your favor. A good contractor can evaluate your needs and the size of your home, then explain the various new systems available as well as the pros and cons of each system. While you may be tempted to buy a cheaper unit, if it is too small or too large, it can actually cause additional trouble and wear out more quickly. Contractors understand the right sized systems for your square footage and can ensure your system works properly.
2. Original Pricing
HVAC companies receive the best wholesale pricing from system manufacturers. For this reason, you won’t pay retailer surcharges or additional taxes that increase the cost of the system. When purchasing a unit from a retailer, you will have to pay a second fee for the additional cost of installation, whereas a contractor will incorporate all costs into one manageable price.
3. Reduced Transportation Costs
Hiring a contractor means the price of delivering the unit is included with the installation. If you purchase online or through a home improvement store, you’ll pay additional costs for shipping or delivery. They will also remove and dispose of your old unit, saving you additional transportation fees.
4. Professional AC Installation
HVAC professionals are trained and have experience in installing various systems, thereby guaranteeing that your unit is hooked up properly and returning if problems arise following installation. They can even troubleshoot any unforeseen issues that may arise from removing your older system.
Contractors may have additional warranties beyond the manufacturer warranty to ensure your system is covered longer, as well as installation warranties. This can save you money in the long run and ensure your system fulfills its shelf life.
Your HVAC contractor can also give you annual or biannually scheduled maintenance a retailer cannot provide. With maintenance, your system can get regular cleanings and servicing to keep it in the best working condition possible, extending the life of your unit.
When you make a large purchase, be it a car, a home, jewelry, or home improvements, having a professional guide you through the process may eliminate the stress and worry about your big investment. With the right people, your investment will bring you years of worry-free comfort.