Last week, Nick Trachina described what happens during an HVAC system repair consultation. Today, Hayden Haynes explains what to expect when one of our comfort specialists comes to replace your air conditioning system. Replacing your system is a huge (and scary) expense; therefore, we here at Three River Services want to make sure that you are completely prepared.
#1 – Information Gathering
Our comfort specialists are here to help you with, well, your comfort! The best way to do this is to get as much information from you as possible. There are numerous factors that can affect how effectively a house is cooled. For example, are there any air flow issues or moisture problems? How are your energy bills? Is there anything that we can do to help you lower those bills and help your house to be more energy efficient?
#2 – Evaluate Your Entire System
After making sure that we understand as much about your house as you do and understand its cooling capacity, we evaluate your entire system. Inside and outside, top to bottom, we make sure that we assess every part of your existing ac configuration.
#3 – Run a Heat Load
The next step is running a heat load on the entire space we are replacing. That is, we identify all the heat sources present in all the rooms in your house and then determine the proper size ac unit that is neither too big (which will cost you more money than needed) nor too small (which will leave you insufficiently cooled). Running a heat load calculation is a highly specialized, time-consuming, complex task that can only be carried out by a qualified HVAC professional. It is considered best-practice in the industry and any HVAC company that comes to your home and does NOT run a head load is doing it incorrectly. How else do you know what size you need unless you measure?
#4 – Discuss Your Options
Finally, we will put together several different options and sit down with you. We will go over everything in detail and make sure that any and all questions that you may have are answered. We do not want to leave any stone unturned so that you may make the best-informed decision for you and your family.
As we all know, it’s impossible to live in South Louisiana without air conditioning! If it’s time to consider replacing your ac system, we know that you have many options. Regardless of who you choose for your HVAC replacement, we want you to know what to expect. If you think Three Rivers Services can meet your needs, please call us today at (985) 892-7071.