Disclaimer – Before we start, it is important to understand that these are our opinions, and they sometimes conflict with consumer reviews. Why? There is no way to tell for certain, but what I can tell you for certain is that each and every one of our field technicians sees the same thing that I see:
· Premature failure of components is almost always the result of improper installation. There is a right way, and there is a wrong way.
Realize that despite what you might think; almost all brands are comparable, for the most part. Many of them even use the same internal components, made by the same companies, and some are even produced on the same assembly line. Yet, in a search, one has higher reviews than the other?
At the end of the day, the most important part isn’t the brand you choose; it’s doing your research on the contractors you will use to install it. Think about it – are all mechanics the same? How about all doctors? Mechanical contractors (aka “air conditioning contractors”) are not like the other trades in that we require extensive knowledge of all mechanical systems and their components, including high and low voltage electrical, plumbing and refrigerant.
Your AC system is an engine that will run for hours a day, for 15-years, if done properly. Yet, every guy with a truck and a wrench is out there saying that they’re a contractor. We often come across people who are taking multiple bids for their project (which is a good idea), and then, against our advice, decide go with the cheapest contractor available to “save money.” Listen, it always costs you more in the long run.
To give you a reference, we are almost never the cheapest bid, and we tell people that at the start. We do not use undocumented laborers or unskilled workers, we use high quality parts, and everyone on our team is an HVAC professional – but that costs money. If one contractor is significantly cheaper than others, ask “why?” These units aren’t just something that you plug in and it works, and not all materials are the same; they require on-site, custom fabricated parts and tuning to work properly. Installed improperly, it will fail in just a few years, and sadly, we see it all the time…just a thought.
That being said, over 25% of our business is going out to peoples’ houses after they hire the cheapest possible contractor they can find to install their new unit, and then uninstalling and reinstalling everything for them. It is expensive, and costs a lot more than if they had just done it right the first time. My advice, is to just pay the money for a real contractor. The other guys are cheaper for a reason…there is a proper way to do this, and unfortunately, most people don’t know how to do it! I’ve seen Trane systems fail after three years due to poor installation, and Bryants that are 25-years-old.
Moral of the story: don’t skimp on this project…do your research on the best HVAC contractors, not the cheapest
At AIR RESCUE we want to be your trusted adviser. Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions.
There are a thousand A/C guys out there and a lot of gimmicks and BS. Use your common sense! You know nothing is free. If someone is offering free vacations with the purchase of a new A/C run. You can't buy an 18 SEER for the cost of a 16 SEER unless the 16 SEER was way over priced to begin with.
The most important day in your A/C systems life is the day its installed. Find someone you can trust and you feel comfortable with. If your brand new system isn't installed correctly its going to give you trouble.
We are confident in what we do and how we do it. We sell quality systems at reasonable prices. We install to the manufacturers specification and warranty our work. So, call the others and then call us.
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