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Hiring the Right Contractor for Your Ductless HVAC Installation

Friday, May 31, 2013

Just as you wouldn’t go to an optometrist and expect him to fix your teeth or go to a dentist and expect him to check your eyesight, you shouldn’t expect just any contractor to manage your ductless HVAC installation. Hiring the right contractor is a specialized pursuit, too.

Installing an HVAC system is a task that requires enormous care and expertise. The system must be sized properly—neither too small nor too large—and it must be calibrated perfectly to render the most efficient and reliable results. Although installations follow a certain order and procedure, only a seasoned pro knows how to confidently address those unforeseen circumstances—those glitches that are more commonplace than not.

Hiring the right contractor for your ductless HVAC installation puts the onus on you. In other words, it’s up to you to ask the questions to screen contractors appropriately. And don’t be shy; a skilled contractor will be happy to share his credentials and experience. So take notes as you inquire:

Does the contractor specialize in installing ductless air conditioning?Can he intelligently explain the differences between ducted and ductless systems? (This step will help ensure that you’re choosing the right system for your home.)Does the contractor specialize in installing ductless systems?Can the contractor provide ductless maintenance services?Will the contractor help you track down tax credits, manufacturer financing or rebates to help offset the cost of the system? (Hint: he should; it’s in his best interest to do so.)

To add to your peace of mind, ask if the contractor if his technicians hold NATE certification. An acronym that stands for North American Technician Excellence, the certification also stands as the highest industry standard of excellence. Only the most skilled and tested technicians are NATE-certified.

A ductless HVAC system is an outstanding alternative to a ducted system, but only when you place the installation in the right hands. Put your questions to the pros at Mitsubishi Electric and watch us measure up--and exceed your expectations, too.

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