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When shopping for a new heating and air conditioning system, you may wonder if the brand is more important or the reputation of the company that will be installing your equipment.  Both are important and you should choose carefully. You can purchase the top of the line unit from the best manufacturer, but if the installers aren’t sufficiently qualified to do the work, you’ll end up with a less than optimal result.

Size

The first question is about the size of the unit. Get one that’s too small, and it will work too hard to cool your home. Get one that’s too big and it will consume more energy that will result in higher utility bills. A qualified HVAC company should be able to accurately perform the calculations necessary to set you up with the right unit.

Ductwork

If you’re replacing an HVAC unit, the contractor should inspect your ductwork to make sure it’s in good chape and a proper match for the unit they’re going to install. It may need to have leaks repaired, or it may need to be updated. A qualified expert can make the right recommendations regarding your ductwork.

Brand and Model

The most important consideration about brand is the reliability of the units and the availability of parts if something breaks down. Many of the less common brands may have a good warranty, but the availability of parts may cause you to be without air conditioning for days or even weeks. The more well know and better brands will have a factory distribution center in your area, making parts readily available.

So Which is More Important?

You can be sure that any of the major HVAC brands will give you good service and a solid warranty. What is more important than brand is the expertise of the company installing your new system. Make sure you check the reputation of your HVAC company and ask for references from previous jobs they’ve completed. Completing this type of research will be time well spent.

For nearly 30 years, Hawkins Service Company has been serving the Tampa area. We are experts in all things electrical and have earned an excellent reputation for quality work and outstanding customer service. Our services include commercial and residential electrical, plumbing, and HVAC sales, installation, and service. Our team of licensed and highly trained professionals have hundreds of years of combined experience and can help you with any service issues related to your home.

While our technicians can handle service related to any brand of HVAC system, we are proud to have earned the designation as a Trane Comfort Specialist and Dealer. We are dedicated to excellence, which is why we go above and beyond to ensure that your needs are met.

To learn more about our company and the services we offer visit our website or call us at 813-488-0939. We look forward to hearing from you!