It’s easy to forget about your HVAC system, unless it stops working altogether. Most homeowners don’t even schedule HVAC inspections until they have a crisis on their hands. However, if you’re clever enough, you could potentially save thousands of dollars over the lifetime of your system using these three inspection tips.
Smart Tip #1: Ask the Right Questions
Most homeowners don’t think beyond “How Much?” This is a real tragedy, because inspections are the perfect time to take advantage of your repairman’s knowledge. Start asking questions like “How can I make my HVAC system more energy efficient?” or “What type of heating unit would you recommend when my current one needs replacement?” What you’re searching for is savings, whether that may come from a simple repair now, or an upgraded system later.
Smart Tip #2: Get Another Expert Opinion
Too many homeowners get taken advantage of because they don’t take the time to examine their options. With a second opinion, you might discover a $2000 repair really only needs a $200 part replacement. For every hardworking, honest repairman, there’s another shady salesman looking to make a buck using unneeded work. Plan ahead so that you’ll have options. Speaking of options…
Smart Tip #3: Don’t Wait for Emergencies
It’s a common, but costly habit to neglect HVAC inspections until an emergency pops up (often in the middle of the summer). Doing this drives homeowners into making uninformed, expensive purchases that could be avoided altogether with basic planning. Inspections aren’t even expensive; some companies will even do them for free! Just remember: it’s easier to pay a small amount for repairs now than it is to let an emergency rob your savings.
If you’d like to learn more ways to save, or if you’d like to schedule one of our HVAC inspections, we’d be happy to help! You can call our team at (828) 229-2727.