Installing a new HVAC system can be expensive and disruptive. To get around this, those with DIY skills may be tempted to tackle a self-installation, while cost-conscious homeowners may use an unlicensed HVAC installer to save money. We strongly recommend that you avoid both of these approaches. Attempting to install an HVAC system yourself or using unqualified technicians can result in a botched job that leads to a poorly functioning unit with frequent and costly HVAC repairs. Here’s why you should always hire a professional HVAC contractor to install an HVAC unit in your Savannah, Georgia, home.

Efficient Performance and Longevity

Summers in Savannah can be brutal. You need a reliable air conditioner that won’t let you down when the heat and humidity strike. Making sure you’ll be cool and comfortable for many summers to come starts with choosing the right product.

A professional HVAC contractor will assess your home’s size and needs and recommend the right product for you. This is important, as an incorrectly sized unit or inferior equipment will affect the system’s performance. When your HVAC system doesn’t function efficiently, it will use more energy and hike up your electricity bill. Furthermore, a professional contractor can also determine whether your home could benefit from installing a dehumidifier, air purifier, or ventilator to improve indoor air quality.

Once it’s installed, keep your HVAC system in peak condition by scheduling seasonal tuneups and annual maintenance service. This ensures the system will continue to function at its best and will prolong the life span of the unit. At Byrd Heating and Air Conditioning, our preventive maintenance program uses a comprehensive 24-point process to check and maintain your HVAC unit.

Safe Installation

One of the most important reasons to hire a qualified HVAC contractor is safety. HVAC systems are complex pieces of equipment. That’s why technicians undergo extensive training to learn how the various parts function and work together.

If you’re attempting to install an HVAC system yourself, don’t overestimate your abilities. Installing an HVAC system by yourself is risky. You’ll be working with electrical wiring and refrigerant, and gas and oil furnaces have fuel lines that contain a combustible energy source. While manufacturers make every effort to include safety mechanisms in their products, anything could still go wrong. A trained technician understands how the whole system fits together and has the necessary equipment, tools, and knowledge to perform work safely.

Skilled NATE-Certified Technicians

When selecting an HVAC contractor, ask if the technicians are NATE-certified. NATE stands for North American Technician Excellence and is the industry standard by which technicians are measured. To qualify, technicians undergo rigorous training, must demonstrate a high level of proficiency with HVAC equipment, and must pass a stringent set of tests. If your HVAC technician is NATE-certified, you can be confident that he or she is one of the best in the trade.

Peace of Mind

Using an unlicensed HVAC installer may save you money in the short term, but he or she can’t offer any guarantees on the work or the products. Should any problems crop up later, you’ll have to bear the cost of repairs. Licensed contractors always provide warranties and guarantees on the installation and products that will cover any issues after installation. Should anything go wrong or a product be faulty, a licensed contractor will gladly replace or repair parts during the warranty period.

Licensed contractors also carry insurance that will cover any damage that may occur to the property during installation. They are also aware of the compulsory state and city codes and will perform the installation in accordance with these regulations. You’ll have peace of mind knowing that the job is done properly and backed by a warranty.

At Byrd Heating and Air Conditioning, we only employ NATE-certified technicians who are trained to deliver the best service to residents of Savannah and surrounding areas. Whether it’s an HVAC installation for a newly constructed home or you’re upgrading to a more energy-efficient system in your current home, for professional HVAC installation call us at 912-373-8447. We’ll assess your home for the correct size of HVAC unit and recommend any additional products we feel will benefit your home.

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