When installing a new furnace, central air unit, or having it serviced, it is important to have your questions answered before hiring the installer. You will want to make sure that the installer you hire is a qualified contractor. This is not a job recommended for the unskilled. The HVAC plumbing installer should have knowledge involving gas and electrical installations.
In many cases when installing even new gas water heater you may discover that you need a qualifiedcontractor. You should call for estimates at a reputable business. The installer should come to your home and check your existing units to see if they are repairable, if they need cleaning, or if they require to be replaced. A qualified installer will be able to tell you if your furnace is not operating efficiently or simply needs a new part.
When choosing a HVAC and plumbing installer for service it never hurts to ask family, neighbors, or friends who they have service their homes. You can even check out a company’s reputation by using the Better Business Bureau to see if anyone has ever registered a complaint. Check your local yellow pages for contractors who offer estimates. Be aware that you will probably have to pay an estimate fee to have an installer come out and give you an estimate. Normally the estimate fee is returned or subtracted from the contract if you decide to have the contractor do the installation.
Many homeowners probably feel that they can do some installations themselves but they may not understand some of the risks involved. A gas water heater that is closet contained must be ventilated correctly or it could cause an explosion, or fire. Carbon monoxide poisoning can be a silent and deadly killer with no odor for someone who is unskilled in installing gas powered HVAC units or water heaters. HVAC plumbing and heating contractors can be found in nearly every town, or city, and normally offer estimates and servicing year round. Be aware of the importance of using a professional HVAC and plumbing contractor when working with gas lines or electricity.