Upgrading to a new heating and/or cooling system usually starts with an inspection of the existing system. Right now, mini-split systems are growing in popularity in the U.S., and they have been a popular choice for eco-friendly heating and cooling in other areas of the world for some time now. if you’re thinking about a mini-split heat pump or want to see if a ductless system fits your needs, your first step is to call a professional for an inspection and estimate.
When you do, here are five questions you need to ask to ensure you get the right product and the right installer for the job.
1. How long have you been installing mini-split systems?
Experience is a big factor in your decision here. You don’t want to choose a provider that’s only got a few installations under their belt. You’ll know when you talk to the pros if they’re the right ones for the job—experience speaks for itself. With this experience, they’ll also be better able to deliver quick, professional estimates and explain everything to you along the way. Make sure that you keep this in mind first and foremost.
2. Do your systems qualify for the Mass Save rebates?
Of course, since you’re installing a new system, you might as well capitalize on those Mass Save rebates that Massachusetts has been raving about. You can save thousands by way of rebates when you invest in a qualifying system. Make sure that you’re only being quoted systems that qualify for these energy-saving rebates.
Although some people worry about paperwork and forms and receipts, the good news is that your Mass Save rebates will be handled entirely by the company that installs your new system. You just pick the system, make the payments, and watch as the rebates come back to you in folds once they’ve been submitted and processed. You won’t have to worry about a single detail.
This is a big one, not only to ensure that you get the right size system, but it also helps you verify that your installer knows their stuff. They’ll typically ask about how you use your home, rooms that get more use than others, and so forth, as well as what kind of systems you’re considering and how much cooling power you desire. This will help them identify the perfect model for your home based on size and other needs.
5. How long will the installation take?
This is a question that everyone wants the answer to—you’re going to have contractors in your home installing this system and you don’t want them there any longer than necessary. The good news is that if you’re working with a reputable heating and cooling provider, the process will be quick and efficient, and they’ll ensure that they disturb your home as little as possible along the way.
These questions will help you get the most out of your investment in a new cooling system, no matter what you need.