If Your HVAC Company Is Not Doing This For You...Stop!
No HVAC company is right for installing systems in your home without preforming a thorough inspection. We preform what is called a Manual J Load Calculation. Simply measuring the size of your home is not enough. We take into account, among other things: heat gained by walls and windows, occupancy, electrical appliances, outside air, home construction type, mechanical ventilation, duct leakage/gains/losses, and customized consumer requests and preferences.
These guys did an amazing job! After scheduling just replacement furnaces for our duplex that didn't end up fitting, they were able to upgrade us to mini splits with a heat pump instead for a reasonable price. Bonus A/C!!
He was even going to do extra work to fix the problem a different way. We were so glad that it was not as bad or hard as we thought. So in total we got our furnace replaced with a heat pump and an emergency backup. We also got a new air conditioning unit, a house air purifier, patchwork in the attic where our humidifier fell off and left a gaping hole for air to escape. They put an attic fan in and added a larger return. They re-insulated and even put extra insulation.
Our townhouse didn't have A/C installed before (built in '86) and we decided to add a heat pump so that our place will be all-electric. Now, I'm an engineer, which means I scrutinized the competitive bids closely and requested spec sheets on all equipment. Ryan Castro came out and walked the system down with me. He was professional, knowledgeable, and patient as we went through it all. I asked for two bids, one a base and the other an upgrade. He delivered both quickly and efficiently, then answered all my questions. In the end, his was the bid I chose.
Ways To Save On Heat Pump Installation Costs
Understand The Signals
A great way to cut costs on heat pump installation is to understand when the right time to replace your system is. Is it hard to keep your home at a comfortable temperature? Is your heat pump making strange noises? These could be signs that it is time to replace your heat pump. Knowing these signs can help lower repair costs, and help you get out ahead of new installation before your system breaks down.
Look For Tax Incentives
Installing a new heat pump can offer great tax incentives or rebate programs to help you save money. Research what kind of incentives you can get for installing in your San Diego home.
Look For Referral Programs
HVAC companies often offer referrals when you get a friend or family to also get a heat pump installed. Look for companies that offer these types of rewards and figure out what is the best deal for you.