HVAC installation can be done yourself, but to eliminate the stress and headache, you may want to consider hiring a professional to assess your needs and install the best system for you.
Whether you are building from scratch or remodeling a current location, you are going to need some sort of HVAC installation. You can choose to do the work yourself or you can hire someone to do it for you. Planning ahead can eliminate a lot of wasted time and frustration as you prepare to heat, ventilate, and air-condition your building.
Building or remodeling your own space is a time-consuming task that requires proper tools and at least a little training (even if it is on-the-job training) in order for things to be done properly. HVAC installation is no different. It is rare, if not impossible, for someone to purchase all the components of a system and install it properly without any training. If you must do this type of project yourself to save money and keep your building budget in check, then have a knowledgeable friend help you out. Otherwise you are likely to spend a lot more money later when you have a professional come out and fix your mistakes.
HVAC installation varies based on several factors. The size of your space is a large part of the consideration. If you have a 1,000 square foot building, your heating and air conditioning needs are going to be quite different than if you had a 30,000 square foot building. Airflow is completely different in the larger building and requires different elements to make sure that the air is moving properly and that comfortable temperatures are being maintained.
When hiring someone to perform your HVAC installation, you will want to ask about their experience handling systems similar to yours. Also, you should check on their ability to adequately install a system that is meant to handle your building. By making sure the company you hire can handle the work, you can ensure that the work will be done well.
You will want to get an estimate from a couple of different heating and cooling companies. HVAC installation prices vary, so ask for a written copy of the estimates and compare them before making your decision. Review any references provided and check with friends, family, and coworkers for recommendations. Word of mouth is sometimes the best form of advertisement.
After you have decided which company to hire, set the date for work to commence. Depending on the size of the system, it could take several days for the work to be completed. Be sure to ask for an approximate date or time when the work will be done. While there are sometimes factors that slow down the process, the HVAC installation should not take much longer than anticipated.