When it comes to making a big investment we always want to make sure that we are getting the best for our money. It is already a large task deciding on what you want out of the system you are going to have installed. One of the biggest decisions that you are going to have to make surrounding your new ductless system is; Who are you going to have install it? If you are trying to decide on what company to go with there are important questions to ask each one. It is always important to look up reviews on each company as well! Here are some helpful questions to ask before you hire an installer.
One thing that is a big aspect for most people is how much to total cost will be. With getting so much information during an estimate if can be easy to forget to ask how much it will be all together. Make sure you clarify that the total amount includes everything, this means that you will get a good idea how much everything will cost including taxes and fees. Make sure that you recieve your total cost estimate in writing. It would be even better if the estimate was itemized. This will help you stay in the loop and not have any extra cost surprises that you were not expecting at the end of installation.
Bonded & Insured
It is really too bad that this question should have to be asked but the unfortunate reality of it is that it does happen that people who claim to be an legitimate business are really not. Finding out if someone is bonded and insured is important because it protects you in case of some kind of accident. Bonded employees are registered, legitimate, and legal workers. And when they are insured it means that they have their own financial protection in case of an injury or damage happening. This is a very important question to ask when you are hiring any company to come and work in your home.
Efficiency of The System
It is important to ask how efficient the system that they will be installing is. It is important because then you can request a more efficient one if you feel that the one they have in mind is not up to your standards, it is also important because then you will be able to know how much you will be saving on your monthly electric bills! Most ductless systems pride themselves on their energy efficiency so switching to a ductless system from a central air system will definitely save you on your monthly bills.
It is a good idea to try to get an estimate on how much time it will take to get your new system installed. It’s a big red flag if one company quotes you for much more time than others. Of course there are often unexpected things that can pop up but generally you can pretty much relying on the estimated time frame.
One thing to ask when you are getting a mini-split system installed is how many units will be installed and home many zones that unit will cover. This is important if you would like more or less units installed. For example if there is a part of the home that you rarely use you may not want to spend extra money having a unit installed in that area.
We hope that these questions will really give you a little bit of help in finding the right company to do installation for you. It is important to use a reputable company when you are trusting them with a big job in your home! We hope that you will consider Using Oregon Ductless Heroes when you get your ductless system installed!