Your HVAC system is the most important part of keeping your home comfortable. As such, you need to make sure you have competent people servicing and working on it. You want to save money but you also want to make sure you understand what you’re going to be paying for. That is why it’s so important to properly interpret HVAC service quotes.
Understanding the terminology involved in HVAC service quotes is a big part in making sure you are getting a good deal. Here are a few terms that are good to know when reviewing HVAC service quotes:
- Air Handler: The part of your HVAC system that is indoors. It contains the evaporator coils, air filtration system, humidifier and indoor fan. It is responsible for purifying and distributing the air throughout your house.
- Evaporator Coil: The part of the air handler that warms or cools your air, depending on whether you are using the heater or air conditioner.
- Heat Pump: The main part of some HVAC systems. It contains the compressor, reversing valve, fan, condenser coil and electrical contractors. It generates the conditioned air.
- Condenser Coil: The heat exchanger that is necessary to change the air’s temperature.
When shopping around for HVAC service quotes, it is important to get several from different companies. Cost should not be the only factor that comes into play; consider how long they have been in business and what sort of reputation they have. Ask family and friends for recommendations and look at reviews online to see what other folks have to share about their experiences. You should call contractors with any questions you may have about their quotes. Their communication abilities may give you insight into how easy they are to work with.
If you have questions about something you have seen on an HVAC service quote, contact Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning today. We are glad to share our expert advice and get you a quote for your specific needs. We have proudly served the San Joaquin Valley for nearly 40 years.
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