Everyone likes to save money in these harsh economic times, but there are some areas where we should not compromise. One of these is the quality of the people working on our homes. When we remodel or carry out projects, it is usually a way to improve the quality of our lives and add to the value of our property. Bearing this in mind, it seems strange that anyone would hire an unqualified person to work on their home. In this article, we will look at air conditioning installations and why you should use a professional to carry them out.
The Hidden Costs of Amateur Contractors:
There could be significant financial savings to be made up front by hiring an unqualified person to install your air conditioning. These savings will quickly evaporate if the air conditioning system is installed incorrectly. A recent NIST study showed that a faulty air conditioning installation could raise energy bills by as much as 30%. The system may become overworked to deal with leading to component failures or even a total system failure. Eventually, the AC system will have to be repaired, a professional will have to correct the problem, and this will cost more than it would have to install the system properly in the first instance.
There Will Be No Consumer Protection:
Hiring a cooling expert on Craigslist to install your air conditioning system has other financial consequences. It isn’t very likely that such a person will be bonded or have adequate insurance coverage. In the event of a problem later, there is little chance that you will have any kind of recourse or assistance in correcting any problems. Another consideration is any damage that could be caused to your home during the installation. This could result in damages that you may be responsible for if your insurance company decides to dispute the veracity of your claim due to negligence.
A Lack of Understanding About Air Conditioning Principles:
Many people think that air conditioning installations are a simple process like installing a patio or a new lighting system. Air conditioning professionals deal with principles, such as airflow, condensate levels, filtration and equipment matching, that have a significant impact on your indoor comfort levels. If the equipment is not carefully matched to the space that needs cooling, the system will not work efficiently leading to a reduction in comfort and higher energy bills. When you hire a professional air conditioning contractor, you will get a comprehensive assessment on the size and kind of system that you will need. You can discuss any allergies or respiratory problems that your family has and receive the benefit of their extensive experience. A professional will also be aware of all the latest developments in the heating and cooling industry. This puts them in the best position to advise you on the equipment that might suit your needs perfectly. A professional air conditioning installation is the only real way to ensure that you get the system you need with adequate coverage and help if there is a problem later.