Feeling intimidated by HVAC quotes?
The quotes seem to be baffling, and you are wondering that how could the simple thing that appeared wrong in air conditioning systems, cause these many replacements and fixing efforts. You are puzzled with the technical jargons thrown at you and long list of line items in the quote look expensive.
It is time to take control back in your hands!
Be proactive and scrutinize the quotes you receive from the vendors. Ask questions till you ascertain the need for those quoted parts and services. Take interest in knowing about your HVAC systems and ask vendors to tell you how to keep your systems running effectively. Understand the main areas of
concern about your system and question the technician why the list of parts in the quote is needed. Feel free to ask technician to clarify the technical jargons in simple English lest they will take advantage of you. However, remember that one problem in your HVAC system might trigger other problems or could be a sign of lack of recommended maintenance. Have your systems checked and maintained regularly by a professional.
To help you understand HVAC quotes better, here are a few terms you might find on HVAC quotes pertaining to your air conditioning or heat pump:
Condenser coils and fins: It is an outdoor unit. When heat is removed from inside the home, it is dispersed into the air here. Bent or damaged fins may need cleaning or repair, or the condenser itself may be irreparably damaged. It can be expensive to replace.
Compressor: This outdoor part pumps the refrigerant through the system. Once this goes bad, it may be more practical to replace the entire unit, depending upon the age and compressor warranty.
Air handler: This is an indoor unit, located where evaporator coils are based. Air blows over the evaporator, pulls heat from your home and begins the process of cooling. Cleaning the evaporator improves its operation. The air handler may be irreparably damaged or just need service.
Indoor fan motors: Indoor fan motors may be a bit more expensive, but they are usually easy to replace, again, depending on type, age and warranty.
If you are still unsure, please feel free to consult the professionals at StayCool Heating and Cooling. Our technicians are trained to break down HVAC quotes in plain English. No question is a silly question for us. So do not hesitate from asking any of your doubts.
If you find yourself in need of HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) unit. You can count on the experience of Staycool Heating and Cooling to supply cost effective solutions to your Heating, Ventilation or Air Conditioning Systems.