How to Select Your New Air Conditioner and Your HVAC Contractor?
Time to replace your air conditioning system? Picking a competent HVAC installer is the #1 crucial decision you will make. The make and model you select will depend on this first decision… and budgetary factors, of course.
Based on field experience accumulated from 1959, D&H AC has put two lists of criteria helping you to make a strong, well-thought choice of contractor.
What criteria do you use to select your HVAC contractor?
Here are 4 selection criteria that are easy to verify an apply to any contractor bidding on your air conditioner replacement project:
- Is the contractor licensed with the ROC?
- Is the contractor properly insured, including Workers’ Comp?
- During the information gathering phase, does the contractor act as a guide taking information and presenting relevant ansswers to your questions?
- How does the installer represent the HVAC manufacturers, how does he propose to ensure compliance with the manufacturer’s warranty?
There can’t be any shortcuts in selecting the right installer: your comfort depends on it for years to come, the life of your system depends on it, and the validity of your warranties is tied to this choice.
How to interview the HVAC contractors that bid on your project
- Do they perform a full inspection and analysis of your home or office space?
- Do they present basic engineering calculations, such as heat gain/loss?
- Do they assure you to get a permit?
- Do they ask questions about your lifestyle (indoor living vs. outdoor living, children and grand-children, power usage, budget, etc…) and do they answer your own questions?
- Do they provide a written process to ensure a perfect match between your expectations and the actual result?
In this video, Brett Wright, President of D&H Air Conditioning, explains more in details the precautions you ought to take when selecting your HVAC contractor.
This includes explaining in details the manufacturer’s warranties. All too often, these warranties are not understood well enough.
D&H Air Conditioning is a one-stop-shop for all your major air conditioner manufacturers. We provide a complete line up of HVAC products from a premium manufacturer like Daikin, to other excellent manufacturers like Amana, Lennox, American Standard, Rheem, and Carrier.
Whether you’re looking for a Higher Efficiency (SEER) home comfort system or fast budget replacement on a rental property, we have a system for your specific application. We study your needs in details, asking you many questions to help us determine which HVAC system will best fit your lifestyle and your residence. We have been hand-picked by Japanese manufacturer Daikin to become a Comfort Pro Advisor because Daikin was certain we could fulfill all the requirements of a solid, knowledgeable, trustworthy HVAC contractor.
After 60 years of presence in Tucson, we have proven over and over and over that we knew how to help you select the right HVAC system for your exact situation.
Call our hotline at (520) 408-2665 to discover how to benefit from our super discounts and rebates programs, hundreds of dollars of savings toward the purchase and installation of qualifying Premier Home Comfort Systems.
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Some of the air conditioners of the Daikin range:
Daikin DX20VC Air Conditioner
The DX20VC Air Conditioner offers up to 23 SEER high-efficiency performance. This product has been rewarded by the ENERGY STAR Most Efficient 2019 label, which means that it saves you money every day you use it. The higher the SEER, the greater the efficiency — and the lower the operating cost. The efficiency of the DX20VC can even be enhanced by adjoining it with a Daikin gas furnace with a variable-speed blower motor. The Daikin DX20VC features a powder-paint finish over heavy-gauge galvanized steel for premium durability and excellent UV protection — this is good in Arizona. Daikin Inverter Technology Inverter technology helps prevent the uncomfortable temperature swings experienced with non-inverter HVAC systems. DAIKIN ONE+ Smart Thermostat This is the first smart thermostat to offer full two-way communications with Daikin HVAC systems.
Daikin DX18TC – Whole House Air Conditioner
The DX18TC Air Conditioner offers up to 19 SEER high-efficiency performance. The efficiency of the DX18TC can be enhanced by installing it with a Daikin gas furnace with a variable-speed blower motor. This unit has been awarded the ENERGY STAR Most Efficient 2019 label. The DX18TC features a powder-paint finish over heavy-gauge galvanized steel that provides premium durability and excellent UV protection. DAIKIN ONE+ Smart Thermostat The first smart thermostat to offer full two-way communications with Daikin HVAC systems.
Daikin DX16SA Whole House Air Conditioner
When properly installed by a Daikin Comfort Pro like D&H AC, the DX16SA Air Conditioner produces up to 16 SEER performance. This air conditioning unit has been awarded the ENERGY STAR Most Efficient 2019 label for its SEER rating. It uses a High-Efficiency Scroll Compressor. Its efficiency can even be enhanced by installing it with a Daikin gas furnace. The DX16SA features a powder-paint finish over heavy-gauge galvanized steel that provides premium durability and excellent UV protection. ENERGY STAR® and the ENERGY STAR mark are registered trademarks owned by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. ENERGY STAR products are third-party certified by an EPA-recognized Certification Body. They prevent greenhouse gas emissions by meeting strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the EPA.
DAIKIN COMFORT PRO: This quality label certifies that the air conditioning company is authorized to install Daikin AC systems. D&H AC holds this certification.
D&H Air Conditioning & Heating is a Daikin Comfort Pro, a selective designation awarded to a handful of HVAC contractors for the quality of their work and the quality of service they provide to homeowners.