HVAC system inspections are consistently underappreciated and underutilized. The trust is: inspections can help you save thousands of dollars on your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, but most homeowners don’t even schedule one until an emergency strikes. Be a smarter consumer! Follow these three tips, and you’ll be the friend everyone thinks of when they talk about successful home ownership.
Tip #1: Schedule Regularly
Stop right there! No, you don’t necessary have to schedule an inspection every single year. You can schedule every two (or even three) years if you feel comfortable doing so; the most important thing is consistency. Don’t be that homeowner that waits for an emergency to limit their options. All it takes is a little planning ahead and a small note on your calendar.
Tip #2: Exploit Your Expert’s Knowledge
While you have your HVAC serviceman in your home, why not take advantage? Start asking questions about your system. It’s especially valuable to know when parts of your HVAC system are set to expire, and what sort of replacements would be most ideal for your home. For instance, if you learn your furnace is in the last three years of its lifespan, ask what sort of replacement could help you save money on your energy bill. The best part is: you can start putting away a little money now so that you can buy the best, long-lasting system available for your budget!
Tip #3: Two-Timing Your HVAC Company
It’s alright to get a second opinion. It’s even better to get a second cost-estimate for a part replacement. If one service company quotes a price that you find suspicious or exorbitantly expensive, call another provider and compare prices. You might even find that your home doesn’t need as much work as you thought.
Don’t wait till an emergency strikes and options are limited! Use HVAC system inspections to save thousands of dollars on home maintenance. For more info on inspections or other air conditioning services, talk with our experts at 704-887-6143.