Okheatingandair Blog

Getting Second Opinions on HVAC Problems

Even the highest-rated split-type air conditioners or forced-air heating units can experience problems every now and then. When this happens, your first course of action should be to contact your local HVAC company for an inspection to determine what the problem is. Sometimes, your professional will recommend installing a brand-new system. However, this is a drastic step that can give pause to many homeowners.

Replacements are necessary in some cases, especially if your current system is well past its estimated lifespan. The problem is that replacing your HVAC system is a costly endeavor. At these times, it’s best to explore other options that might be available to you, and this is where second opinions can come in handy. Let our experts at OK Heating show you when you should get a second opinion on your HVAC problems.

Are Second Opinions Worth It?

There are no hard and fast rules that will tell you when a second opinion about your heating and air conditioning issues is necessary. However, minor problems such as replacing a small accessory or component and tuning and cleaning dirty ducts and registers can often be addressed adequately without having to contact a second technician.

When Second Opinions Are Necessary

There are cases when a diagnosis might seem like overkill. One example is if your technician recommends replacing a component on aging equipment. Sometimes, this can be a good solution, but more often than not investing money in an old system is wasteful. Technology changes rapidly, and the HVAC industry is no exception. Thus, it might be more prudent to get a second opinion from a different technician and explore other options.

Choosing a Solution

Perhaps the biggest challenge when you’re faced with two solutions for your heating and air conditioning units is deciding which route you should take. One reliable metric to look at is the quality of services in terms of warranties offered and post-repair support. Check the company’s BBB rating and examine their customer satisfaction track record to learn more about their level of service.

At OK Heating, our professionals are more than happy to offer a second opinion on your HVAC troubles. Give us a call at (925) 337-8319 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation or request a free estimate on HVAC replacements today.