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New Heating System Mistakes To Avoid

Learn from others’ errors!

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Replacing your new heating system may feel daunting. But with the experts at P. Gagnon & Son on your side, you have peace of mind that the job will be done right.

Still, there are some things to know as you head into this process. Here are four mistakes to avoid.

Mistake #1: Buying when your heating system breaks down

The worst time to buy a new furnace or boiler is when your current one has died. That’s because you’re now in a position where you need to hurry and make a decision. That hurry and the stress that goes with it, can lead to making a bad choice.

The average life expectancy for a heating system is between 15 and 20 years. If your furnace or boiler is around that age, or older, you need to begin planning its replacement now. This way, you’ll have time to research and work with P. Gagnon & Son to find the right heating system for your home and your budget.

Mistake #2: Being too cheap

There’s more to the cost of a new heating system than the price tag. This is an investment in your home, its value, and your comfort.

If the cost of your heating system installation looks too good to be true, it probably is. A low-cost system is frequently composed of low-quality parts put together by unskilled laborers who work for businesses that cut corners. With a cheap furnace or boiler, you’ll end up paying more in one way or another, with increased heating costs or with future repairs. In most situations, it’s usually both.

Mistake #3: Choosing a bad HVAC installer

Always request recent references or testimonials from customers when comparing HVAC contractors. If a contractor can’t provide them, you should look for someone else.

Make sure that the HVAC company is bonded and insured. Bonding protects you as a client by ensuring that your contractor follows all applicable rules and regulations. If your heating contractor isn’t bonded and insured, find someone else to handle the job.

Don’t accept phone estimates and handshakes. You’re left with no protection if a contractor backs out of their agreement. That could force you to pursue lengthy, costly, and time-consuming legal actions.

Make sure a contract is in place before installation begins. As the saying goes, “get it in writing.” This comprises a detailed description of the scheduling, costs, labor demands, and equipment expenditures as well as future expenses for maintenance, potential upgrade paths, and more.

Fortunately, P. Gagnon & Son offer all of this along with our expert installation, maintenance, and repair services, as well as our affordable service plans.

Mistake #4: Not having warranties

Quality, reputable HVAC companies like P. Gagnon & Son back up their installation work. If a contractor won’t do that, call us.

Don’t forget about the warranty for your new heating system. If you fail to register your heating system with the manufacturer, it will not be covered by your warranty when you truly need it. Do that right away.

Count on P. Gagnon & Son for expert installation and service of your new heating system. Get in touch with us today to get started!