There are many factors to consider when replacing your HVAC system.
- How can you be sure you will get what you pay for?
- How can you discern a contractor’s skills, or evaluate their proposal’s promises?
- How can you assess the value of your new heating and cooling system and its installation when the cost is but one variable in the total value equation?
Experts from across the HVAC industry identiﬁed and reﬁned the core elements required for a quality HVAC installation. The result is a nationally-recognized, industry-approved standard (ANSI/ACCA HVAC Quality Installation Speciﬁcation) which documents these industry requirements. The chart below will help you evaluate your contractor’s compliance with the key elements in the Quality Installation (QI) standard. The questions address requirements of the key QI sections, then discusses the requirement so you can get what you pay for. If you seek value, rate your contractor—before you rate the price.
For a detailed checklist visit www.cobbheatingandair.org/pdfs/quality_installation.pdf.