7. Is your new furnace or A/C as efficient as advertised?
Believe it or not, in some cases the your brand new heating or cooling system’s efficiency may not be what you think it is.
For example, when most people think of a central air conditioner, they think of the large unit sitting outside their home. However, the air conditioning system is actually comprised of two major components – the condenser coil (the outside part) AND the evaporator coil, which actually sits indoors, above the furnace.
The evaporator coil (indoor part) basically absorbs heat from the air inside your home, which causes the refrigerant in the tubing to expand, at which point they are circulated to the outdoor unit where they release the heat, the gasses condense back into liquid form (hence the name ‘condenser unit’), and the cycle begins anew.
If this indoor coil is not correctly sized and matched to the outdoor unit, this can cause a number of problems over time, including lowering the efficiency rating.
It can also make your new air conditioner less effective, reduce its lifespan and cause technical issues, and potentially void your warranty.
This is why it’s important to be conscious of the fact that like with any contracting job, you often get what you pay for, so it’s not always advisable to go with the absolute lowest price you can find. If a price seems to good to be true, you might make up for it in other ways!
See: The Truth About Furnace & A/C Pricing
It’s also why it’s worth choosing a trusted and dependable heating & cooling contractor, like our Certified Partners (learn more about our certification program).
These are by no means the only good companies out there, but hey, we think they’re pretty good, and other customers seem to think so also!