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4 Reasons You Shouldn’t Buy an HVAC Unit Online

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If you’re like most Bradenton, Florida, homeowners, you don’t hesitate to buy clothes for the family, toys for the kids, and even furniture for the house online. That doesn’t mean you should shop for HVAC units online, though. Find out why you should never buy an HVAC system online and why you should always rely on a team of professionals for HVAC purchases and installation.

You’ll Miss Out on a Knowledgeable Recommendation

When you browse for heating and cooling systems and components online, you’ll find countless options. Whether you’re shopping for a new air conditioner, a heating system, a smart thermostat, or a ductless heat pump, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer volume of possibilities. How can you choose the right brand of equipment for your home?

Committing to a brand of HVAC components isn’t a decision you should take lightly, since you’ll need to find a compatible HVAC company to service the system.

As a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer, we don’t just specialize in Carrier air conditioners, heat pumps, furnaces, and indoor air quality solutions. We also know the intimate details of each Carrier HVAC component and can easily recommend the right one for your home. With over 40 years of work installing, maintaining, and repairing HVAC systems from this reliable manufacturer, our recommendations are informed by decades of knowledge and experience. We also service and repair all brands of HVAC equipment, not just Carrier products.

HVAC Sizing Isn’t a Guessing Game

If you think HVAC systems are easy to size, think again. Determining a heating and cooling system’s size by either guessing or generating a rough estimate will only end in frustration and discomfort. Buying an air conditioner that’s too small means your home will never feel cool enough and your cooling system will be overloaded constantly. In contrast, purchasing an air conditioner that’s too big results in short-cycling, which can lead to indoor air quality problems and frequent system breakdowns.

That’s why our heating and cooling professionals use an industry standard tool known as a Manual J load calculation to determine your home’s cooling needs. Developed by the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), a Manual J calculation takes a long list of factors into account.

In addition to your home’s square footage, this calculation factors in the number of stories it has, the direction it faces, the amount of shade and sun exposure it gets, the level of insulation it has, and the number of windows it has. When our team generates a Manual J calculation for your home, you can rest assured that you’ll end up with an HVAC unit that’s just right for your home.

Manufacturer Warranties May Become Invalid

Like most reliable HVAC companies, we typically decline jobs that involve installing heating and cooling equipment that our customers have purchased online. After all, installing equipment that comes from a third party instead of from the manufacturer creates additional risk that you don’t want to introduce into your home.

In addition, purchasing heating and cooling components from a third party often invalidates any manufacturer warranty. At Climatic Conditioning, we offer a warranty on labor for cooling and heating systems that we sell and install. We have complete confidence in our Carrier systems, but we can’t always say the same for unverified components purchased from online sellers.

Online Purchases Won’t Help You Save

It’s important to remember that just because you see a low price online doesn’t mean you’ll actually save money on your HVAC system in the long run. Low-quality parts or knock off name brand units can seriously compromise the integrity of your home’s HVAC system.

In addition, not having a warranty on parts or labor can cost you in a big way. If your new HVAC system breaks down without standard warranty coverage, you could face costly repairs or the expense of purchasing a completely new system. This can cost you hundreds or thousands of dollars, which makes purchasing an HVAC unit online seem like a bad deal after all.

When you’re in the market for a new HVAC system, rely on our team of knowledgeable and experienced heating and cooling professionals. Call Climatic Conditioning today to find the perfect HVAC unit for your home: (941) 758-3080.

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