Thanks to the internet, it’s easy to find air conditioner reviews that are helpful when you’re starting your search for a new cooling system. The convenience also extends to finding a local HVAC contractor. Even though the internet has become the easiest place to get information, it’s just as easy to find misinformation.
HVAC systems are complicated and there’s no central authority who confirms the accuracy of information presented on private websites. Even with the best intentions, you could be reading or viewing information that’s not entirely accurate.
Online Review Limitations
It’s never been easier to gather information about new HVAC systems than it is now. When it’s been published on manufacturers’ or HVAC contractors’ websites, it’s trustworthy. Information you see on reseller websites may be mostly accurate but some vital disclosures may be missing, like warranty provisions for new equipment purchases.
Even the most comprehensive air conditioning reviews probably won’t discuss the importance of accurate HVAC sizing. Even the most energy efficient and highest quality HVAC system won’t live up to its potential if it’s too large or small for the home in which it’s installed.
The internet is a good tool for finding a local contractor, but the vetting process shouldn’t end there. Websites are easier than ever to put up and it costs just pennies a day to maintain one online. In New Jersey, HVAC contractors must have a license to practice in the industry, but anyone can put an HVAC website online.
Best Practices for Consumers
The web is a great jumping-off point to start your search for HVAC equipment, but that’s where it should stop. Verify what you learn with a trusted, licensed HVAC contractor to avoid:
- Getting the right size system. Insist that your contractor uses Manual J software to size the system.
- Insisting on the warranty coverage. Be sure that the warranty remains active after your chosen contractor installs the system.
The pros at Aggressive Mechanical Contractors can help you understand air conditioner reviews and help you make the best HVAC choices for your home. We provide HVAC services for Monmouth County homeowners.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Monmouth County, New Jersey and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).