When you determine that this is the year for your air conditioner replacement, you may be left with more questions than answers. The project isn’t nearly as simple as it sounds, especially if this is your first time buying new HVAC equipment. However, we have some tips on making the process move smoothly.
First, you need an estimate for your air conditioner replacement. Getting an estimate involves calling qualified, licensed HVAC professionals. A contractor will arrive at your home ready to assess your needs and give you a bid. They will verify your home’s square footage, discuss usage levels and how it relates to the area’s climate, and how well your home stays cool. Then, the contractor will work up a bid for a recommended air conditioner replacement system, which may include redoing some ducting, closing up leaks in windows and doors, or adding attic insulation.
To properly compare your contractors’ bids, each estimate should include the following:
- Start and completion dates
- A detailed list of tasks
- The exact system model
- Prices for each component
- Any additional material costs
- Removal of the previous unit and other clean-up costs
- Warranty details
If your contractor is local, they will be familiar with city and country regulations and state requirements for disposing of your old unit. Once you select your air conditioner replacement contractor, you can schedule your installation date and get ready to enjoy the cool air a working unit brings.
At Hodge Heating & Air Conditioning of Lake Norman Inc., we offer air conditioner replacement to residents in the Cornelius, Lake Norman, Denver, Huntersville, Davidson, and Mooresville, North Carolina areas. Contact us today to learn more.