5 Common Mistakes of HVAC Contractors

Posted on: June 22nd, 2012 by Jean
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Homeowners are often under the mercy of HVAC contractors when it comes to selecting the right heating and air conditioning systems for their homes. Well, that is if these homeowners do not do their homework and select just any HVAC company they find. What this means is that you, homeowners, should take some time to find a reputable company that can deliver excellent services and high quality equipment. These two guarantee that your stay in your home is as pleasant as possible.

On the other hand, when you do not lift a finger to find a reputable company, you will surely end up with an inefficient company that does not do the job right. In short, the mediocre company could only end up doing any of the top 5 common mistakes that HVAC contractors make. So, what are these?

  • Wrong HVAC size

A lot of HVAC companies make the mistake of installing a unit that does not fit the area of the house. Putting in a big unit in a small house means you will may more in operating costs. On the other hand, installing a small unit in a large house means your unit could work harder to provide the level of comfort needed for the space that needs to be heated or cooled. In short, you have to steer clear of contractors that do not seem to know the consequences of putting in the wrong HVAC size.  

  •  Faulty or incorrect duct system

An inexperienced contractor can totally bungle up the duct or distribution system of an HVAC unit. What this results to is a room that does not get heated or cooled enough. This is because the ducts inside the duct system should not be of the same size. In fact, certain areas in the home should have larger ducts in order to deliver the needed amount of air. Additionally, when ducts are not properly sealed, air could escape into spaces that do not need it. This also results to inefficient heating and cooling inside your house. 

  •  Leaks in ducts

Inept contractors can also give you leaking ducts. The leaks in the ducts could be the result of improper assembly. Additionally, you can get leaks in your ductwork from poor workmanship as well as from using tape that does not hold for a long time. Yep, inexperienced contractors can do that.

  •  Inappropriate thermostat location

The location of the thermostat is also important. You need the thermostat placed in a central position that is accessible. Plus, placing the thermostat near the devices that produce heat can affect the effectiveness of the gadget.

  •  Inappropriate outdoor unit location

The outdoor unit should also be placed in the right area. This is because you need the unit to have air to breathe in order to be efficient. Inept contractors can block the air circulation which leads to making the unit work harder than it normally would.

 In short, you really have to try your best to find a reputable HVAC contractor. Having the experts on your side is a good way to ensure that the person you hire for the job does not commit even one of the five most common mistakes that HVAC contractors make.

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