What Goes into an HVAC Estimate?

After a series of costly repairs to your current heating, ventilation, and air conditioning unit you know it’s time to replace your HVAC system. You’ve been warned this could cost thousands, but how do you know whether you are getting an accurate HVAC estimate? You don’t have to be an expert to be a knowledgeable and informed homeowner when purchasing your next HVAC system.

Here’s What to Expect from an HVAC Estimate:

What Should be Included in an HVAC Estimate?

It’s a great time to consider everything you may want to upgrade when you are replacing your HVAC system, especially since repairs and upgrades later can be more costly. Having proper ventilation, insulation, and ductwork will help lengthen the life of your HVAC system and ensure it’s running as efficiently as possible. Installing a new HVAC system requires electrical work, so it’s a good time to consider making other electrical changes, such as installing a 220 line in your circuit box. According to the Heating and Cooling Cost Guide from HomeAdvisor.com, upgrades to consider include: an ultraviolet air purifier, central humidifier, an energy recovery ventilator, and an electronic air cleaner. All of these upgrades can help improve and maintain the indoor air quality. Whole-house zoning, a whole-house humidifier, and a variable speed fan also provide options to control the temperature and airflow through your entire home.

Questions to Ask Your HVAC Installation Company

Here are some of the questions to ask the HVAC installation company you intend on hiring, as recommended by www.CentralHTG.com.

  • What capacity system do I need for the size of the area that needs to be heated and cooled?
  • Was is the SEER rating?
  • Are there any rebates or tax credits available?
  • What type of guarantee or warranty do you offer with a new HVAC installation?
  • Is the current ductwork throughout my home adequate?
  • Is the current insulation in my home adequate?
  • What type of ventilation is ideal to prevent mold, mildew and stale air in the attic and basement?
  • Are you able to provide me with a few options?

When it comes to receiving a thorough HVAC estimate it’s better to leave no stone unturned! Armed with the answers to your questions you can confidently purchase your next HVAC system.

At Ball Building Services, located in Central Florida, our licensed contractors are happy to provide you with an estimate for your next commercial or residential HVAC system. We are American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning Authorized Dealers so you can be confident you are receiving the best prices and that a trained and licensed contractor completes the installation. Contact us today to schedule your estimate appointment.