What you must comprehend about heating and cooling units is that they have to adhere to certain codes, which require proper installation and certain permits. The professionals understand the codes and how to go expediently about the process of obtaining permits. However, if you happen to be accustomed with the permits and codes, and you already have the capacity to install your own unit, you still need to evaluate the cost.
HVAC contractors have the means to purchase units directly from the manufacturers with which they have contracts. The down side might be that you want an alternate brand of air conditioner from one that your heating and air conditioning contractor offers. Yet the real drawback is that the heating and air conditioning contractor can purchase from his supplier for something more affordable. In most all DIY cases that have to do with installing a new HVAC system, your free labor cannot match their unit prices.
Of course the final say is always yours, but in this case the total you can save is minimal when all factors are taken into consideration. Your labor and time can save you and your home money in other areas. This just isn’t the one.
Here again, you need to be absolutely sure that you know what you are doing. There is not much material at your disposal about this type of project because these projects are typically administered during construction where heating and air conditioning contractors get the work.
If you are constructing your own home, then possibly ductwork installation is well within your command.
For the typical homeowner, A/C heater units are just too technical, require too much industry know-how, and are just not projects where you can afford to do anything that isn’t 100% up to code.
The inexperience factor could alone cause air to leak at fittings and duct elbows, leading to poor energy efficiency and excessive bills. Some remodeling projects can be done substandard and still offer you all you need, whereas ductwork and HVAC installs could look correct, but is known to underperform and you might never guess.
This is a project for the trained professionals. There is money to be saved by doing it yourself, but it lies elsewhere in the home.
So let Jeffco Heating & Air Conditioning handle all the installation needs for you and your family.
One of the most potent (and most harped-upon) duties in attaining more efficient home cooling is changing or cleaning your air conditioner’s filter consistently. Though many homeowners already understand that the filter should be checked at least once a month during cooling season, there are still many of us who simply forget to do it. Changing a filter is simple, and doing it allows your system to draw air effortlessly; this, in turn, reduces the amount of labor your system needs to perform to properly cool your house, your energy expenditure gaining the desired temperature, and the money it costs to preserve that temperature. Set a date you can remember, and check your filter; often the first of the month or the day you typically pay your electric bill works well.