KNOW BEFORE YOU BUY

KNOW BEFORE YOU BUY

HVAC Company in Greensboro, NC

If you’re wondering what you need to know before you buy a heating and cooling system, let us help you! The first thing that needs to happen is an interview process. Think about it – how can any company start to design a heating and cooling system without even knowing what is important to you!

Word of Caution – Really give this initial interview your attention. If not, you are strapped to a system that you can’t stand for 12 or more years!
Chrismon Interview Questions
  •  How many members in the household? 
  • Do you know the approximate age of your home?
  • Does anyone in your family suffer from asthma, allergies, hay fever, or sinus problems?
  • Are there any hot or cold spots in your home? Any rooms you feel need more heating or cooling?
  • Are there any smokers or hobbies that create chemical fumes?
  • Does your woodwork or furniture have a drying or cracking problem?
  • Do you do a lot of entertaining? • How much is your average gas/electric bill? Summer? Winter?
  • What temperature do you want to maintain? Summer? Winter?
  • Have you made any energy conservation improvements to your home?
  • What else should we know about your home?
If the First Words Out Of the Salesman’s Mouth are One of These Three Questions, you should Run….

If the First Words Out Of the Salesman’s Mouth are One of These Three Questions, you should Run….  
  •  How did your old unit work for you? 
  • Did it ever give you any trouble?
  • Were you happy with it before it died?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you just bought the same old system that was most likely improperly sized for your home way back then.

How to Avoid Buying the Wrong Unit

The most important thing you need to know about getting the right system is…a load calculation!

What exactly is a load calculation? It is a process that measures the size of each room in the house and inspecting critical factors such as:
  • Climate
  • Number of windows and type of window treatments
  • Insulation and ductwork
  • Building materials and roof construction
  • Skylights and fireplaces
  • Ceiling heights
  • The number of people in your home  
Problems caused by Incorrect Sizing
  • If the system is oversized (shorter run time)
  • Higher installation costs
  • More breakdowns
  • Large temperature swings
  • If the system is undersized (longer run time) 
  • Constantly running
  • Higher energy costs
  • Shorter life
  • Reduced comfort
The information our technicians know will save you money up front and give you a pretty good idea that you are dealing with the right salesperson and company. Plus, it is the single most important item and the only way to guarantee comfort in your home.

What’s Under Your House is Just as Important as the Unit Sitting Outside…

If you didn’t see the salesmen crawling out from under your house, here’s what you’ll get:

  • Duct Leakage - 93% tested showed duct leakage
  • Poor indoor air quality
  • Health and safety concerns
  • Drafts and uneven temperatures
  • Increased HVAC portion of the energy bill 
The North Carolina Alternative Energy Corporation, a non-profit organization, examined air conditioning manufacturers’ efficiencies versus the actual efficiencies that resulted after installation and revealed the following facts:
  • Over-Sizing (47%)
  • Doesn’t Run Enough to Wring Out Moisture
  • Air in Sunlit & Shaded Rooms does not mix
  • Equipment Typically Noisier
  • Shorter Equipment Life Incorrect Refrigerant Charge (75%)
  • Increased Failure Rate
  • Reduced Moisture Removal
  • Equipment Typically Noisier
  • Uneven Temperature
  • Could add as much as 17% to Operating Costs Incorrect Air Flow (70%)
  • Uneven Temperatures
  • Poor Moisture Control
  • Noisy Grilles and Registers
  • Could add as much as 10% to Operating Costs
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