Lisa Crosley, President, Lifestyle Comfort Solutions reminds homeowners and facility managers that price is only one factor when selecting an HVAC partner.
A heating and cooling system is a significant financial investment. But choosing a company based on price alone is short-sighted and could cost you later.
A heating/cooling system’s life expectancy is 12-15 years. You’ll live with your decision for a long time. It’s important to get it right.
When partnering with an HVAC company for replacement, repair, maintenance, or system enhancement, savvy homeowners and facility managers consider factors other than just price.
Screened and Trained Employees
An HVAC company’s people are as important as its products. How are technicians trained? Does the company engage in good faith efforts to hire people whom management would welcome into their own homes? Drug Free Workplace? Background checks? These things are critical.
Has the company earned awards, and professional certifications for its technical competence?
Is the phone answered by a live person? Can you count on 24/7/365 emergency service?
When purchasing new heating/cooling equipment, the key factor in how your system will perform is the quality of the installation.
Overall, high performing technicians leave money in your pocket over the long term.
Does the company carry adequate general liability insurance? Is the company covered by workers’ compensation?
If an injury occurs on your property, you could be responsible if the service provider isn’t adequately insured.
Moreover, companies should comply with local building codes, and permit/inspection requirements.
A Record of Problem-Solving and Value-Engineering
No two homes or buildings are alike. There’s no “one size fits all” when it comes to home or building comfort. Choose a company which addresses comfort needs with strategic solutions.
Select the HVAC company who addressed the age and expected life span of your installed HVAC equipment, and helps you plan future service and maintenance, as well as when to replace.
Advance action is always better than scrambling when equipment breaks down.
Commitment to Energy Efficiency
Reliable HVAC companies offer choices. Today’s energy efficient heating/cooling products protect both your home or business AND the environment.
Partner with an HVAC company who understands building science. Favor the HVAC company which creates ultimate comfort through load calculation, duct repair, air-sealing, and insulation. Learn about the products which improve the quality of the air you breathe.
Beware the HVAC company whose go-to solution for home/building comfort problems is to install a bigger unit. Too often this only makes problems worse.
Lifestyle Comfort Solutions is an award-winning, family-owned heating and cooling company which serves Dayton and surrounding communities including Kettering, Springboro, Beavercreek, Bellbrook, Englewood, Huber Heights, Fairborn, and Centerville. Learn more at www.lifestylecomfortsolutions.com or call 937.202.4520.