What to Ask During an HVAC System Estimate

What to Ask During an HVAC System Estimate

If your HVAC system is on its last leg and you are at your wits end with an uncomfortable home and high energy bills, give us a call! To be fully satisfied with your new HVAC system from day one and through the years, there are important questions to ask. Following is a list of questions to ask during your HVAC system estimate.

What Are Your HVAC System and Service Warranties and Guarantees?

HVAC system warranties are contingent on the manufacturer and system type you choose. 10-year warranties on vital parts, such as the compressor and heat exchanger, are relatively standard. Lifetime warranties are available from some manufacturers.

It is likely that only reputable HVAC contractors are going to offer you a 100-percent satisfaction guarantee. That being said, you should still vet the HVAC company you are choosing -- guarantee or not.

Which HVAC System Will Reduce My Energy Bills?

If you have a very old heat pump or furnace, it probably pales in comparison to the energy efficiency of models available today. The money you save with lower energy costs will likely offset the higher initial cost of a high-efficiency HVAC system. Ask us for a lifetime cost analysis to see the potential energy savings for yourself.

Will a New HVAC System Make My Home More Comfortable?

Home comfort depends on many factors, including the number of people, orientation to the sun, insulation levels, air leakage rate and more. Following are common factors that are sure to boost home comfort and energy efficiency:

  • Perform a home energy audit.
  • Follow recommended energy audit upgrades that are within your budget. Some of the more common efficiency upgrades include air sealing, adding insulation and installing a zoning system if you have a large home or multiple floors.

Contact Valley Heating, Cooling, Electrical and Solar today to schedule a free HVAC system estimate. Or, to learn more, visit our website for in-depth information on most HVAC topics, or just give us a call at (408) 868-5500.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in the South Bay Peninsula and Santa Cruz areas of California about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).