Getting a new HVAC system is a big investment, so you'll probably have a lot of questions for your HVAC company. It's good to understand the installation process and the type of equipment you'll buy so you know what to expect and how to care for your new furnace and AC. Here are some things you might want to discuss with the HVAC company when you get a new HVAC installed.
The Warranties For The Equipment
You should get two kinds of warranties. One is from the equipment manufacturer and covers faulty parts that cause your HVAC to malfunction. The other is from your HVAC company, and it covers installation. If your equipment isn't installed correctly, you may have problems with your AC or furnace, so the installation warranty helps pay for fixing the problem.
Different parts of your HVAC may have longer warranties than others. Plus, you may get a longer warranty if you register your equipment, so ask about that. There are also ways you might accidentally void your warranties, such as when you make DIY repairs.
Learn the details about the warranties you'll get so you know what to do if your equipment ever malfunctions while the warranties are still in effect.
How To Maintain The Equipment
It's important to know how to maintain the equipment you buy. An air conditioner and furnace are usually serviced once a year. This could be a condition of keeping your warranties valid.
Ask the HVAC company if they offer a maintenance plan on the equipment they install. This keeps you from forgetting about HVAC maintenance since the HVAC company will remind you when it's due.
The Type Of Filters To Use
If you have allergies, you might like to buy more advanced filters than the basic universal filter you can buy at the grocery store. Changing the filter on the schedule recommended by the manufacturer is important for keeping your HVAC equipment in good shape, and so is using the right filter.
Ask the HVAC company about using allergy filters in the equipment you buy so you're sure they won't restrict airflow and cause problems. You could also ask about a whole-house filter the company can install on your HVAC that filters allergens more effectively.
The Type Of Equipment To Buy
You'll spend a lot of time discussing the right type of HVAC equipment to buy. Your choice may depend on your budget, but it's still good to know the different types of HVAC equipment on the market so you buy an AC and furnace that fits your home and lifestyle best. Contact an HVAC company for more information.