Common Mistakes a Homeowner May Make When Purchasing a New A/C or Heating System

Let’s be honest, nobody gets excited shopping for a new furnace or A/C system. Replacement of these systems can sometimes be stressful, but when you are in the process of looking for a new system, never rush to make a decision. Doing a little research before you make this purchase goes a long way. When you’re researching this purchase, be sure to avoid these common mistakes people often make:

  1. Purchasing Heating or Air Conditioning Systems That Are the Wrong Size

Based on a study by the Department of Energy, a large percentage of homeowners who replace their heating and air conditioning systems make the mistake of purchasing the wrong sized equipment for the job. Doing so results in increased utility bills, mold buildup in ductwork and undesirable comfort levels. To avoid this, make sure you receive a correct and accurate estimate from your contractor that determines your home’s size and the appropriate sized equipment.

  1. Be Weary of Large Discounts and ‘Too Good To Be True’ Offers

When it comes to any job, cutting corners is never good. Make sure the company you’re working with isn’t doing this and be sure to receive two prices. Understandably, installing the best equipment possible and hiring high-quality installers is an investment. When you choose a company and a new system, make sure what you are purchasing is not second-rate equipment. Also, be sure that your contractors are not cutting any corners. More than anything, always ask for a step-by-step explanation of the process that the contractors will follow when installing your system.

  1. Using Heating and Air Conditioning Contractors Who Are Not Reputable

More than anything, when you are making a large investment you want to feel comfortable with the individuals coming into your home. Be sure that the company you may be using is certified and in good standing with the Better Business Bureau. Additionally, ensure the company has the proper insurance in case someone when gets hurt on your property or something on your property is destroyed. If you want to feel confident about going with a company, look at the reviews they’ve received on social media sites like Facebook and check Google reviews.

So, what’s the best way to avoid these mistakes?

With more than 30 years in business, Tom Drexler Plumbing, Air & Electric is Kentuckiana’s most trusted home service provider. We have recently been awarded the Better Business Bureau’s Torch Award for marketplace ethics. Our professionals are ready to give you the best advice, options and service to ensure your new heating or air conditioning is right for you! Give us a call today for free consultations and estimates.

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