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Call for Accurate Quotes on Heating and Cooling in Mobile

Published on: December 21, 2012

Anyone who has gone through a reconstruction or other home improvement project knows how important it is to get an accurate estimate. The last thing a homeowner wants to hear in the middle of a project is that the price will need to increase. A Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system replacement is not as involved as a room addition, but they can be complicated at times. Older homes frequently were not designed to accommodate modern heating and cooling equipment. There may be access issues, inadequate electrical supply, or a number of other complications. In cases like these, home and business owners want to know what to expect from their HVAC contractor. One key to avoiding pricing issues is to have clear communication. It is absolutely essential that your HVAC contractor conduct a thorough investigation before any installation work begins in order to provide you with an accurate proposal.

Choosing the Right Equipment

Heating and cooling equipment has undergone many advances in the last few years. Technological upgrades such as dual-stage compressors, variable speed fans, zoning and programmable systems provide better comfort control and efficiency. These advanced options have also made installations more complex because of their requirements. The existing high and low-voltage wiring may be inadequate for “smarter” systems. Drainage may need to be upgraded in order to allow for extra condensation removal. One way that efficiencies have been increased is by enlarging coil sizes to facilitate heat transfer. This means that older systems were frequently much smaller than new ones and they could easily fit in tight spaces that will not be suitable for modern equipment. Issues such as the ones detailed above can be overcome with a little extra work. Costs may be slightly higher, but the benefits are well worth it.

Proper Ventilation

It is hard to overemphasize the importance of your ventilation system for heating and cooling in Mobile. Leaky ducts will waste energy, increase utility costs, and hamper the performance of an HVAC system. They should always be repaired or replaced before an HVAC installation. A visual inspection by a trained HVAC professional is helpful and may be all that is needed. More complicated situations may require testing in order to determine the status of the ventilation system. New equipment with variable-speed fans is capable of moving much more air than your previous model. This means that ventilation quality will need to be addressed in order to have a properly functioning system. It is possible that both the return and supply routes will need to increase. This will result in much better airflow and increased comfort.

Providing an accurate quote requires experience, training and attention to detail. We will be happy to look at your Mobile heating and cooling system and give you an accurate, detailed proposal that provides the information you need to make an informed decision.