Questions First Time HVAC Buyers Should Ask

October 10, 2019

Homeowners investing in heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment for the first time can feel overwhelmed. At Reed Service Company, we have managed many HVAC installations for customers throughout Beaumont and the surrounding areas and know the questions they should ask. Here are a few.

What Technologies Should You Consider?

HVAC technology has evolved greatly over the last decade. The tech you have now may not be the best choice for moving forward. Smart thermostats, variable-speed blowers, zoned systems and so forth are allowing area homeowners to save more each month than ever before.

Can the Existing Ductwork Be Used?

If you have existing ductwork, determine if it can be used as-is or if repairing it is the most cost-effective solution over the long term. New ducts will add to your initial expense, but if the existing ducts are in bad shape, it can save you more over time.

What Capacity Is Required?

HVAC units have to be size based on your unique home. What is that capacity? How was it determined? Reputable HVAC companies are quite good at explaining load calculations and similar concepts to homeowners in plain language.

What Are the Costs and What Credits Are Available?

Know all of the costs involved, including equipment and labor. If you are financing, identify the precise terms. Discuss with your provider what tax credits, energy rebates, and other resources may be available to you and what you can do to take advantage of those opportunities.

Do You Handle the Permits?

You want to ensure that the company you choose is fully licensed, insured and bonded. Find out what warranty they provide and how they meet the requirements of the equipment warranty. If you live in an area where a permit is required, determine if they handle that or if you have to.

Get the Answers You Need

Reed Service Company installs HVAC equipment in Beaumont and throughout the neighboring communities. We are also available for maintenance, scheduled repairs, emergency services, and indoor air quality services. Call us or contact us online to schedule an appointment or ask any questions you may have.