How To Install The Cheapest Air Conditioning System

How To Install The Cheapest Air Conditioning System

Here is a list of things that a contractor can cut out in order to have the lowest price.

 

Experienced professional technicians who are background checked and drug tested. Your home is the most valuable thing in your life and we wouldn't just trust anybody. We wouldn't send anyone out who we wouldn't feel comfortable sending to our own grandmothers home.

 

Full support office and call center. If you have a question or need help we can respond like it was a fire. One of the most frustrating things about trying to get ahold of contractors is talking to a voicemail box. 

 

After hour technicians. Problems do not just arrive 8 to 5. We can respond when you need us.

 

Check List. This allows you to hold the technician doing the work accountable and to make sure nothing was missed.

 

Permits. This is to protect you and your investment in your home. It is required by law and your responsibility to make sure your contractor pulls and finalized the permit. Most contractors do not do this to try to save a few bucks.

 

Duct sealing and testing. Most homes leak 30 to 40 percent of the air into the attic. This ensures you have the best efficiency possible.

 

Load Calculations. It's the contractors responsibility to do the correct load calculation. According to the department of energy a good contractor will not size the equipment based on what's there or by square feet by ton.

 

Air flow updates and modifications. Having the correct air flow is critical for life of the equipment and efficiency. Most installs are not able to provide enough air because of duct design and restrictions.

 

Refrigerant Charge Adjustments. Just like a high performance motor it has to be fined tune to get the maximum power.

 

Deep Vacuum 500 microns. Adds one hour to the installation time but wont last 5 years and cause countless headaches if it is short cutted or skipped.

 

Nitrogen Brazing. Keeps the copper pipes clean and smooth on the inside during brazing. Without the nitrogen to displace the oxygen black soot builds up like sand paper eventually plugging up the metering device and shortening the life of the compressor.

 

Float Switch. Helps protect against thousands of dollars of water damage caused by the condensate plugging up.

 

Electrical and safety update, (breaker, disconnect, conduit, gas flex, gas valve, drip leg. You don't want to have a weak link in your chain ruining your day. We update everything so that your system is problem free.

 

Custom made transition. In order to not bottleneck air flow custom made transitions help reduce static and keep the air flowing strong.

 

Our price is composed of 4 things:

  1. Overhead. This is the support that you need that allows us to be a 5 star company.
  2. Technicians. Professional craftsmen that will get the job done right.
  3. Equipment and materials. Precisely chosen to give you the best life and efficiency.
  4. Profit. Necessary for the company to stay in business.

Is 10% an acceptable profit to be made for a 5 star company?

The point is, there are companies out there who may be able to provide you a "cheap" air conditioning installation, but just keep in mind that you get what you pay for. More than likely, when you pay less up front, you will end up paying more down the road. At Comfort Now, you will always get honest, experienced, professional, and reasonably priced HVAC services. We also back all of our services with our customer guarantee. Learn more or schedule your service today.


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What You Should Expect From Your HVAC Contractor

Don't be fooled by a low price - it often means a contractor is cutting corners at your expense. 

Improperly sizing and installation are likely to reduce your comfort, increase your operating costs, lead to expensive repairs and shorten the life of your equipment. 

Protect Your Investment 

Make Sure Your Contractor Meets ALL These Standards

  • Written 100% Money-Back Satisfaction Guarantee that includes 
    • One-year Buy It Back 
    • One-year Comfort Guarantee 
    • 24 hour priority service during one-year warranty period 
  • Certified Installers - It ensure the installer has the knowledge to do it right. 
  • Building permit obtained by contractor to ensure work meets local legal, safety and workmanship requirements (call city or county to verify contractor has obtained permit). 
  • Current business license (ask to see it). 
  • Current state contractors license (ask to see it). 
  • Evidence of complete insurance coverage to protect you and your home - general liability, worker's compensation, auto and umbrella (ask to see it or call agent to verify). 
  • Thorough employee screening for criminal background, drug use, driving history and past employment to ensure your home and family are safe. 
  • New thermostat with every installation of equipment. 
  • Equipment-saving installation process including, at a minimum 
    • Nitrogen welding on air conditioning lines to protect from leaking 
    • Aluminum evaporator coils to protect from coil leaks 
    • Electronic charging method to protect system and guarantee maximum efficiency 
    • Filter dryer to protect system 
    • Test out procedure to insure everything is working as efficiently as possible.
  • Does company have an actual office, warehouse and showroom that you can visit with friendly office personnel to assist you with any questions?
  • Does the company do follow up calls and customer surveys to constantly be aware of customer satisfaction?
  • Does the company provide continuous training to its employees to keep them up-to-date on current technology and equipment.
  • All costs for above included in proposal - no hidden costs, fees or taxes. 
  • Member in good standing with the Better Business Bureau with no unresolved complaints. (Call the BBB to make sure.)

Why Choose Comfort Now Air Conditioning and Heating

We answer "Yes" to all the questions on "Choosing a Home Comfort Specialist”! 

We offer 100% Satisfaction Guarantees. We offer Performance "Comfort" Guarantees.

We offer “ Apples for Apples" Low Price Guarantees. 

We train all of our comfort advisors to help our customers make the most informed choices. They are licensed by all required agencies. 

We train all of our installation and service technicians, and insist upon continuous training to 

keep their skills sharp. They are certified by all required agencies. 

We have the best possible support team in our customer service department, ready to service all your comfort needs. 

We monitor our customer's satisfaction with "Happy Calls". 

We wear carpet savers in every home and clean up after we're done. 

We provide a complete drug free work force. 

We don't smoke or swear in our customer's homes. 

We install the best products in accordance with local codes and manufacturer's specifications. 

Consider before you buy 

"As with any home improvement industry, there will always be a few companies that offer cheap prices. Unfortunately, several of those companies offer cheap prices by cutting corners. They may use lesser quality materials, not include everything necessary to insure reliable operation and some even operate without insurance or proper licenses to save expenses." 

“The result: a finished product that reflects performance, reliability and, in some cases, safety issues well below the accepted Industry Standard Minimum." 

"We assume you are interested in a system that at minimum reflects our Basic Industry Standards in terms of quality, reliability and safety, right?" 

Having a contractor who will take the time to design and test a system that will truly serve your home will save you a lot of time, money, and aggravation. Call Comfort Now Air Conditioning & Heating for reliable A/C Installation & Replacement.