Monday, November 12, 2018

4 Questions to Ask When You Want a More Efficient HVAC

Upgrading your HVAC system to improve efficiency? Want to make sure you’re asking the right questions to maximize your investment in a more efficient system for cooling and heating your Ann Arbor home? Need help making the right choice for an energy efficient HVAC?
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1. Rebates and Credits: more efficient systems cost more money, but you may be able to cut your expense. Ask your estimator or contractor about deals, credits, or rebates they know about and ask them to look into more options for you. If you can save a significant amount of money on your system, you might be able to afford an even more efficient unit!

2. System Size: ask that your contractor is getting an accurate assessment of the system size your space needs. Don’t buy a system based on the size of your current HVAC or a rough estimate. If your HVAC is too small or too large, it won’t run efficiently, no matter how hi-tech or expensive it is. 

3. Thermostats: the right thermostat will help your system run more efficiently by strategically adjusting the temperature or shutting down. Smart thermostats are a good investment for efficiency, but make sure to ask your contractor about their recommendations and what’s compatible with your new system. 

4. Filters: this simple component plays a big role in your system’s ability to operate efficiently. Ask about your options for filters with your new HVAC and recommendations for changing and cleaning. If you need a specific kind of filter for allergies or asthma, ask your contractor about compatibility or alternatives. 

Let CMR Mechanical help you find the right energy efficient HVAC!

Armed with our questions about efficient HVACs, you’re ready to shop. Get started today with a call to CMR Mechanical. With years of experience cooling and heating Ann Arbor homes, our experts are ready to improve the efficiency of your home. Give us a call today. 

Thursday, November 1, 2018

5 Questions You Need to Ask to Save Money on Your New HVAC

Looking to save money on your new HVAC system? Need ideas to stay on budget with your new system for cooling and heating your Ann Arbor home? Know what questions to ask your contractor to make sure you’re saving money with your HVAC purchase?

If you need a new HVAC system, you know you’ll be making a sizeable investment. But that doesn’t mean you can’t make and stick to a budget. In fact, when you’re shopping and getting estimates, if you ask your contractor a few key questions, it could help you save a lot of money. Check out our suggestions for questions to ask to save money on your new system. 
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1. Financing: when you get more time to pay, you can invest in a more efficient system than if you pay upfront. But the savings really kick in when you can take advantage of interest free financing. If you finance through a contractor or manufacturer, you can usually get a nice interest-free window, which saves you a lot compared to a bank loan.

2. Rebates: if you’re interested in serious energy efficiency, ask about rebates and tax credits. Rebates, coupons, and other deals may also be available for models that aren’t setting records for energy efficiency. 

3. Estimate: before you get an estimate for your system, make sure it’s going to be totally free. Getting a guarantee of a free estimate early on assures that a charge won’t surprise you on your final total. 

4. Warranty: a solid warranty saves you money in a few ways. If you like having the protection, you won’t have to spend money separately for a protection plan. And with the warranty, if something goes wrong, your costs will be totally or partially covered. 

5. Maintenance: regular maintenance on your system will save you money by helping avoid more costly repairs and extending the life of your HVAC. Ask about maintenance programs your contractor offers and if they have any deals or promotions for enrolling. 

Trust your investment in a new HVAC system to CMR Mechanical. 

Now that you’re prepared to save money on a new system for cooling and heating your Ann Arbor home, give the experts at CMR Mechanical a call. We’re ready to help you find the system that fits your space and budget perfectly. And remember, with us, your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed. Give us a call today.