Heating and air conditioning repairs can often be some of the more expensive repairs you will do for your home or investment property. Proper heating and cooling is something that no one wants to live without. We all use them daily – to keep our homes comfortable, year-round.
None of us want to go back to the time, when we all had to chop wood in the winter, then suffer through the heat in the summer. Let’s face it, we love our HVAC systems – and we take them for granted. With proper maintenance, we expect they are going to do their job for us, day in and day out, without fail.
When you are hit with the prospect of an unexpected HVAC repair – or even when you know it’s time to replace an aging system, it’s a wise choice to reach out to an additional, respected HVAC service provider for a 2nd Opinion.
2nd opinions are free – and they can save you not only money, they can increase your understanding of the variety of systems available. Different suppliers, and different technicians, will offer differing opinions on both products and services. Learning what is available, allows you to make a well-informed choice. Anytime you are looking at replacing a big ticket item, it’s good to kick the tires of the competition and see what makes most sense before making a decision.
Sometimes, an HVAC company may be a little too cautious, – even perhaps overzealous, in recommending a full system replacement, when a less expensive repair is available. A repair could allow you to keep your existing system for another season, or it might be just delaying the inevitable. Here are some questions to ask your technician before you decide:
- Is there a reasonable repair that can be made instead of replacement?
- How long would the repair be expected to last?
- What other issues would typically be expected to arise with this unit?
- How long will it take to do a full system replacement?
- Will there need to be physical modifications to the ducts, walls, etc. to accommodate the new system?
Sometimes, you have been repairing and re-repairing the same unit, and you could do it again, but the system has served you well, and you have come to terms with replacing it. The fact is, it has served you well beyond its life expectancy. When you know you are ready to invest in a new HVAC system, it pays to do some research. There have been so many advances in technology, since your dinosaur of a furnace was installed, you can look forward to some advantages a new system can bring:
- Increased efficiency
- Lower utility bills
- New smart home technology allowing you to control your home temperature remotely
- Peace of mind that the system will work each time you turn it on
When you are faced with a full HVAC replacement, doing some homework before moving forward can really save you money in the long run. Getting a 2nd opinion shouldn’t be a concept, but an expectation. Even if the 2nd opinion confirms what you learned from the first quote, you will be more confident in your decision, knowing you have the best information available.
No matter what decision you make – to repair, or to replace your HVAC, be sure you are working with a reputable dealer. New units should come with a guarantee – not just a handshake. You want to know they will stand behind their products and be available in the future, if unfortunate issues arise. You want them to back up that guarantee, with a quick response to remedy the situation.
When you call Allied – you can expect:
- Prompt, professional service. Our ethical and courteous team will answer any questions you may have about our services, prices, and products.
- Competitive rates. Our fee estimates and flat rate prices ensure you get the best rates for your parts and repairs.
- Quality parts. We want to ensure your air conditioner lasts for many years to come, which is why we replace broken components with only the best parts. Although we work quickly, we don’t take shortcuts.
- Budget-friendly options. Air conditioning units don’t have to empty your wallet. We offer payment plans so you can manage the cost with ease.
- Allied does it all: Heating, Cooling, Ductless options, Heat Pumps, Boilers, and Radiant Floor Heating