All of our Spokane residential HVAC installations start at the same place: home evaluation. A proper home evaluation is crucial because it allows our expert staff to determine precisely the type of heating and air conditioning unit that is best suited to your home as well as the needs of your family.
Imagine buying a car. A salesman wouldn’t determine which car to sell you without knowing anything about your family, your needs, or your budget. A residential HVAC installation is no different. In order to best serve your heating and air conditioning needs, we first need to get to know your home.
There are many factors that go into determining what type of unit is best suited for your home. The first step is to assess basic technical factors, such as the size of your residence, the number of floors and rooms, the space outside your home (a geothermal unit, for example, requires a certain amount of space surrounding your home since it is installed underground).
Our HVAC technicians will conduct a Manual J Load Calculation to determine the proper size system to meet the needs of your residence. Your current heating and air conditioning system will be fully evaluated, as will other details such as the quality of your current insulation, the direction your home faces (relative to the sun), and the number of doors and windows in your house. These factors are all important in understanding your home’s heating/cooling loss.
If repairs or replacements are needed, such as new ductwork or sealing and insulation, our expert technicians will take this into account when making their proposal. It may be that your current ductwork is in proper working order, but that a newer, more sophisticated residential HVAC unit may require newer ductwork in order to function properly. All of these details will be noted and carefully explained.
Floors and windows and rooms and doors are not the only factors in making a proper home evaluation. Our staff will also sit down with you to understand the specific concerns that you have. Perhaps you need certain rooms to be cooler than others. Perhaps you don’t like cold floors. Perhaps you feel like your house is too warm in the evenings. Whatever your concerns are, our friendly staff will work closely with you to understand exactly what you want from your installation.
In addition, we always weigh your budget. It will do no good for our HVAC installation team to propose to you a heating and air conditioning unit that is far outside your budget. This is why we take care to understand both your goals for your home and what you financial parameters you are working within.
Fun Home Evaluation Fact
Did you know that you can alter the energy efficiency of your home by changing the color of your roof?