When purchasing a new Comfort System for your home there are many things to consider!
The first thing you want to make sure of is that you are getting a system that will take care of your needs. There are many different brands of equipment and types of systems on the market today. Investigate the different systems/equipment and ask specific questions to help find a contractor you can trust. A good contractor can accurately recommend the type of system he or she thinks will best serve you and your family based on several factors.
That brings us to the contractor. The brand of equipment or type of system is useless unless it is properly installed and maintained. The contractor you choose is actually more important than the equipment you choose. With that said, I would like to be your contractor, however there are many reputable contractors in the valley. I am sorry to say that there are also some who don't always have there customers best interest at heart. This is why you need to look into whomever it is that you are thinking of using to install a new system. The best thing to do is ask for references and check to make sure the contractor you choose is of the highest caliber. You can also check to make sure they are licensed and insured with the Attorney Generals office or Better Business Bureau. It is your home and you deserve to have a first class comfort system installed correctly by someone who will stand behind there work.
We also recommend a heat loss, heat gain calculation is done on your home to make sure that your new system is sized correctly. It is also extremely important that your ductwork is inspected to verify that it is sized properly and that it doesn't have any duct leaks.
One thing to pay attention to as you compare different contractors and equipment is warranties. Equipment warranties are one thing that vary greatly. Labor warranties also vary. Most contractors offer a 1 year labor warranty, I have seen some who are only offering a 30 day labor warranty. I would suggest that if they are offering you a longer labor warranty that you make sure this is through a manufacturer. This way if the contractor would go out of business your warranty would still be good.
At E.J. Thompson & Son we pride ourselves in doing business the correct way. Our trained technicians and assessors go through rigorous training before they are ever allowed to enter your home. We make sure that you are receiving the highest quality equipment, craftsmanship, and advice on installing your new system at the best possible price.
I would be glad to offer my opinion on whatever type of system or equipment you are interested in even if you are not considering my firm to install your system. Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will respond promptly.