If you’re in the market for a new air conditioner or furnace installation, you might have asked yourself if it even matters who you buy the equipment from or who installs it.
Considering how much money you’re looking at spending, the last thing you want to do is make a bad choice in deciding which contractor to hire for the equipment installation.
While it might be tempting to think that all HVAC contractors are the same, the reality is that they are not. Many HVAC companies either don’t have the experience needed for the job you want done, or they lack in some other area—an area they may not want you to know about before you hire them.
Front Range HVAC has completed hundreds of furnace and AC installation projects. We’ve seen first-hand how complicated some HVAC projects can get, and our experience has taught us that it absolutely does matter who installs your air conditioner or furnace. We’ve even been brought in to fix the shoddy or incomplete installation work done by other HVAC contractors.
In many of these cases, our technicians wind up scratching their heads, wondering, “How could this contractor have made such glaring mistakes?”. In all of these cases, Front Range HVAC customers are grateful that they were able to bring in the ‘big guns’ to resolve their HVAC issue—an issue that could have been avoided by knowing what to look for in an HVAC contractor.
Why It Matters Who You Choose
Installing a new furnace or air conditioning system is a bit like performing surgery on a building.
There is a lot involved throughout the process, and sometimes, the hardest work comes before the actual system installation.
The life cycle of a typical furnace or AC system replacement consists of the following phases:
- Existing system evaluation. During this phase, the HVAC contractor will conduct a physical inspection of the existing furnace or AC, if there is one. They’ll identify the current efficiency rating, cooling or heating capacity, and mechanical footprint of this system. Then, they’ll be able to recommend a fitting replacement that is both efficient and budget-friendly for the customer.
Many inferior HVAC contractors will miss some of these details or even forego this phase entirely.
- Safe removal of old furnace or AC unit. This is the ‘excision’ part of the surgery. Care must be taken to remove the old system without damaging interior surfaces, spilling harmful substances, or creating a mess for the customer to clean up later.
Front Range HVAC diligently follows a comprehensive checklist that covers every aspect of the removal phase. Many other HVAC contractors do not.
- Expert installation of the new furnace or AC system. Installation itself can be very quick and easy, or it can require its own list of steps to take to ensure a proper installation that is up-to-code.
Unfortunately, many HVAC companies take installation shortcuts that are against code, something you might never even know about.
- Testing and final system commissioning. It’s frustrating when things don’t go as they should during an installation. Sometimes, identifying an installation issue can’t be done until the power or gas line is supplied, all peripherals are checked, and the newly connected furnace or AC is run for the first time.
Conducting post-installation performance tests is critical to ensure the efficient, reliable operation of your AC or furnace. Front Range HVAC conducts these tests as an inclusive part of the overall installation process.
As you can see, the four phases of a new HVAC system installation isn’t as simple as just picking out some equipment and bolting it in place. There’s a lot more involved, and expertise matters.
Make the Smart Choice
If you want full confidence that your HVAC contractor is going to do the best possible job installing your new AC or furnace, then you want Front Range HVAC to be your contractor of choice.
There’s absolutely no reason why you should have to suffer at the hands of lazy installation work, lack of attention to detail, or improper installation practices. Sure, there could be some money to save in hiring a less reputable HVAC contractor, by why risk such a significant investment?
Give yourself the peace of mind that comes with hiring an HVAC installer with a proven track record of hundreds of successful installations.