Checks and Balances
Ever have one of those days where you know you have a list of things to accomplish, and you didn’t make a checklist. Then there is that nagging feeling that you forgot something. The end of the day comes, you’re sitting on the couch, getting ready to watch Netflix, and you realize that you forgot to pay the electric bill. And that potluck for work tomorrow….may just be missing one dish, since the signature dish you were supposed to make takes a couple of hours.
The best part is when you are lying in bed at night; trying to fall asleep, but instead your brain is trying to remember everything you did that day and what else you may have missed. Your brain shifts to the things you need to get done the next day, and you start making a mental checklist , hoping you don’t forget.
Importance of a Checklist
Just as important as it is for us to make a checklist of things we need to get done for the day, it is crucial that a good HVAC company has a checklist for installations. It is a matter of trust between you and your HVAC contractor. You have to trust they they are sending someone who will follow the codes, do a high quality job, and that you can trust will be there should something go wrong. I could not imagine having someone come out to my home to do work that I didn’t feel comfortable with or feel that I could not trust them.
As a homeowner, your heating and cooling system is one of the most important and expensive investments you make for your home. It is not something to be taken lightly. We all have our off days. We all make mistakes, or forget something. It’s not intentional, things happen. That is why it is SO important that when you are having anything done to your home, there is a checklist for you to go thru and approve with the person who is doing the work. It’s to ensure your satisfaction as well as ensuring the installer does not miss anything. Pride in workmanship should be top priority. If the company will not back it with a workmanship guarantee then you maybe want to continue looking.
Any HVAC company that is reputable will always go over a checklist with you to ensure everything is complete, done with the highest quality and to your satisfaction. It will require your signature, as well as the installers. It should include a place for notes where the installer can leave notes for anything that needs to be completed or is not to a customer’s satisfaction.
The checklist should also fit the type of installation you are having done. If a ductless heat pump is being installed, then the checkoff list should reflect that. It should not be a general check list that is for any install, as heat pump installs are not exactly the same as an air conditioner installs. Same thing goes for a high efficient gas furnace, which is not the same as an 80% gas furnace. Each type of install should have its own tailored checklist.
When looking for an HVAC company, be sure to ask what their process is for installs, and for ensuring the workmanship is of the highest quality. Be sure to give us a call today for a FREE quote @ 503-698-2665.