Costs associated with HVAC repairs and replacements are seldom expected by homeowners and business owners. But when your AC unit or furnace breaks down, you have no other choice than to find a solution. For some, that means seeking the most inexpensive fix possible. However, when it comes to your HVAC system, cheaper isn’t always better, and here’s why.
Higher Repair Costs
Let’s say you skimped out on your AC condenser – arguably the most important component of your air-conditioning system – and opted instead for a builder grade unit. These low-cost systems are generally mass-produced, of average quality and just barely meet the minimum requirements. As a result, builder grade HVAC units are more prone to breakdowns, meaning you’ll be doling out lots of cash in the long run on repairs.
Lower Energy Efficiency
Not only will a cheaper HVAC unit result in higher repair bills, it’ll also increase your monthly heating and cooling costs. That’s because inexpensive units aren’t held to the same rigorous standards as their higher-quality counterparts, including those that are ENERGY STAR-certified. As a result, you’ll find that your low-quality HVAC system will work harder to achieve the comfort levels you desire, using lots of energy in the process.
Poor Installation Quality
As with the HVAC system, you shouldn’t cut corners when it comes to selecting an HVAC installer. An HVAC system is only as good as its installation, and if you look for the installation company with the cheapest price, it’s likely you’ll notice a difference in service. Besides reducing efficiency, a poorly installed HVAC system may break down more frequently and even pose a safety risk to you, your family and your home.
Hire Licensed HVAC Contractors
Don’t skimp when it comes to your HVAC system or HVAC installation company – experience the Custom Aire difference by scheduling an appointment with our NATE-certified technicians today. We carry HVAC products from some of the top names in the business, including Carrier and Mitsubishi Electric, so you can have confidence in your new installation.