“We recently had an elderly lady call to have a new HVAC system installed because her house was always too cold in the winter and too hot in the summer. After spending some time talking with her about the issues, the technician who went to her house asked to get into the attic. Once there, the technician noticed they could see the drywall ceiling and light coming through the recessed light fixtures used for the space below. These issues were reviewed with the elderly owner and the technician even took the time to tell the customer’s nephew how to seal and insulate the space. The following week, the customer called the technician to thank them for their help, as her nephew has insulated the attic and the house was finally comfortable – no new system needed.”
The goal of any quality HVAC technician should be to help solve customer’s problems, even if that means their services aren’t required (as illustrated in the example above).
HVAC System Isn’t Always the Problem
Unfortunately, there are many people who feel uncomfortable in their home, and automatically believe the issue is directly related to the home’s HVAC system. This isn’t always (or even usually) the case.
Today, it’s easier than ever before to add insulation in the attic. Homeowners can also purchase pre-insulated garage doors, windows with multi-pane glass, insulated shades and more. An entire house can be air sealed and it’s possible to install exterior insulated siding, along with an array of other energy improving products.
The request that homeowners should be asking their HVAC technician is if they can downsize their existing comfort system to something smaller to achieve a home that’s more comfortable and increased energy savings. If you have installed the energy-saving items mentioned above – the answer should be a resounding “yes.”
Pro Note: Once you make an investment in your home, you want to ensure you are going to see a ROI – return on the investment. There are two things that can help quickly return the investment you have made in terms of comfort and money.
- Seal any leaky windows, light fixtures, and the sill plate in your basement so moisture and air remain outside.
- Add insulation to your attic if there’s less than 16 inches present.
If you are planning to replace your HVAC system, make sure to invest in these improvements first. Doing so is going to help ensure you see the true benefits offered by the energy efficient products available on the market today.
Find the Right HVAC Company
Keep in mind, finding the right HVAC Company is the best way to know what options you have when it comes to your home’s comfort. Be sure to consider everything here carefully to ensure your home is comfortable, energy efficient, and that energy costs don’t skyrocket due to non-HVAC system related issues. Contact Beebe Heating & Air Conditioning today for further help with your HVAC system.