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Preparing for My Dream Home

My husband and I have spent a lot of time consulting with an architect. After living in our cramped, starter home for the past 11 years, we were finally ready to make some needed changes to it. We have added an extra 600 square feet of space onto our house. Before the construction began, we finalized the plans for our new heating and air conditioning unit with our HVAC contractor. Because our home was going to be substantially bigger than it is now, we purchased a larger HVAC system. We also installed a new, digital thermostat inside my home. On this blog, I hope you will discover the best types of HVAC units to buy for mid-size homes. Enjoy!


Preparing for My Dream Home

Tips For Hiring An HVAC Contractor To Install A New Air Conditioning Unit

by Rita Richardson

Purchasing a new air conditioning unit is a large financial investment, so it is natural to want it installed correctly. Unlike other installation projects around the house, a homeowner should never attempt to install an air conditioning unit-- it is a job that needs to be done by an experienced HVAC contractor. If you are replacing your air conditioning unit soon and need to have a new one installed, use the following tips to find the right HVAC contractor for the project:

Look for a Licensed Professional

If a new air conditioner is not installed properly it may not operate efficiently and a lot of problems can arise. Installing an air conditioning unit is a complex and complicated project, so it is important to hire an HVAC contractor that holds a current license. HVAC contractors are licensed by the state, so before you hire any one to install your new air conditioning unit, take the time to verify that the person you want to hire holds a current license and does not have any pending complaints from past customers.

Insurance is a Must

In addition to being licensed, you need to look for an HVAC contractor who is properly insured. Insurance is very important because if your new HVAC unit is damaged during installation, the HVAC contractor's insurance carrier will cover the cost of replacing the unit; if you hire an HVAC contractor who is not properly insured, you will have no financial recourse if there are issues during the installation process. It is also important for an HVAC contractor to carry insurance so you are not financially responsible if the contractor is injured while on your property.

Ask for References

Speaking to past customers can tell you a lot about an HVAC contractor's skills and how he or she works. Don't be afraid to ask for references before you hire an HVAC contractor to install a new air conditioning unit. After asking for references, actually take the time to contact them to learn as much as you can about the HVAC contractor.

Carefully Read the Contract

There should always be a contract in place before an HVAC contractor installs a new air conditioning unit. Before you sign a legally binding contract for an installation, make sure that you carefully read each line. It is extremely important to understand exactly what is in a contract if you want to avoid hassles in the future.