Why HVAC Second Opinion Matters

image of 2nd opinion heater replacement in Guilford ctOld machines succumb to wear and tear as they get older. This is true for both ACs and heaters. Eventually, they will need to be replaced. We know that getting quotes from HVAC contractors can seem overwhelming. However, you can trust Wilcox Energy to offer you a trusted second opinion for your heater replacement or, in general, your HVAC replacement.

When your unit gets old and outdated…

its performance becomes less efficient as time goes on. It will also break down quite frequently, prompting expensive repairs. An upgrade will improve efficiency, reliability, comfort, and indoor air quality.

By getting a second opinion…

you will ensure that your upgrade is the correct size for your home. Not only that, you will ensure that your new unit is capable of keeping you comfortable during extreme temperatures. Additionally, you can ensure that you are getting the installation for the best possible price available.

This article talks about the importance of getting a second opinion for your AC and heater replacement. Guilford CT and surrounding area residents can take advantage of the trusted and knowledgeable estimates that Wilcox Energy provides.

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Of course, there could also be other factors affecting the performance of your system. Finding out what this is can be tricky since an HVAC system is rather complex. You would need special training and a wealth of experience to diagnose the situation in a competent manner. It is always important to call a skilled HVAC contractor to help you get the job done. Contact a reputable HVAC expert to inspect your system and provide recommendations on how to move forward. If an HVAC contractor quickly suggests costly repairs or a full replacement, be sure to ask them why. If their reasoning does not convince you, then call another expert for a second opinion.

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The Importance Of A Second Opinion

Confirming The Diagnosis

HVAC replacement 2nd opinionWhenever we come across a problem, we tend to seek the least invasive solution. No person goes to the doctor because of a headache expecting to be treated right away through surgery. That would be far too costly, painful, and risky. We want to see if lower level solutions might get the job done before resorting to such extreme measures. If the doctor is adamant about his suggestion, then we try to seek another doctor’s opinion instead of going along with the plan. The same process should happen when other supposed experts, including heating and cooling experts, provide us with solutions that do not feel right.

If the HVAC contractor tells you that you need to replace absolutely everything, then find another one to provide you with an estimate. Perhaps this one will pinpoint a faulty component that is causing all of the trouble. Instead of replacing the entire heating system, you can focus on fixing this part to solve the problem.

Getting Excellent Service

HVAC technicians will perform a thorough inspection of the furnace and air conditioner to pinpoint the root cause of the problem. After this, they will present their findings to their client along with a plan of action to solve it. Some of them may favor certain favorable approaches. For example, they may call for the replacement of the whole heating equipment or one of the more expensive parts. They stand to earn more from these types of solutions. If they seem too pushy, then you should take this as a red flag.

Listen to their rationale but do not commit right away.

They may not be telling you everything you need to know about your situation. They may also lack the competency to think of a more subtle solution so they opt for the brute force approach. Perhaps there are more skilled HVAC technicians in your area. Give these a try and see what they have to say about the issue. They may be able to offer a different path, thanks to their long years of experience.

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Securing The Best Deal

Heating systems do not come cheap. Repairs and replacement can set you back hundreds or even thousands of dollars. The exact cost will depend on several factors including the HVAC contractor that you are dealing with. Each company charges differently for their labor and parts. Ask for a quote and study it. If you think that it is too much, then you may try to confirm your suspicions by checking the rates of their competitors. Get a second opinion from other contractors in the area.

This should give you a better idea about the prevailing rates in the industry. The second quote could be higher or lower than the first one. Seek out a price that you would be comfortable paying given the extent of the damage in your furnace. Make sure that you deal with a highly competent technician with good reviews because incorrect installation can result in a recurrence of the problem. It can also lead to premature replacement, higher energy bills, and an HVAC system that is incapable of keeping your home comfortable.


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Be sure to deal with NATE-certified technicians to reduce risks, lower costs, and improve results for your HVAC repairs, maintenance, and installation.

For professional, skilled, and friendly second opinions for your air conditioner or heater replacement, be sure to contact Wilcox Energy. Our NATE certified contractors can properly diagnose the issue that is occurring and offer you viable solutions to fix it. We will sit down with you and discuss your options so that you can make an informed decision on what works best for you. Be sure to schedule an appointment for a free estimate.

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For more information about our HVAC system installations, repairs, or maintenance services,  be sure to contact Wilcox Energy. You can contact us at (860) 399-6218.