These tips are ensured to help you save money and stay comfortable when it comes to replacing or repairing your HVAC.
As a Rule of Thumb
Is your HVAC system more than 10 years old? Is your furnace, boiler, or AC running a lot, making you pay more than you should be in energy bills? It might be time to start considering your options when it comes to replacing it. Now, don’t jump up right this second and make an expensive purchase.
Go take a look at your HVAC system and check for any air leaks. This is less expensive to fix, and could very well be the root of your problem. There are many energy efficiency professionals that can do an assessment on your home, testing the pressure of the home which can detect any costly air leaks. Once you’ve come to a conclusion on whether or not you’ll replace or repair your HVAC, finding a professional to do so is your next step.
What Makes a Professional?
Taking the necessary precautions to ensure the expert is indeed the best of the best is incredibly important. This professional will be working on the systems in your home. It can ultimately affect the general well being of your home and family. If a minor error is overlooked, the HVAC system could leak toxins into your home. These include carbon monoxide, and mold growth. It could even start fires, costing you more in damages.
A professional will have certain certifications and qualifications, such as a NATE (North American Technician Excellence) Patch, verifying that they have received this national certification. This professional will also be required to conduct a load calculation. This test will size your HVAC system, taking in multiple variables of your home.
If your HVAC professional cannot verify their NATE or complete a load calculation, it is better that you continue your search elsewhere.