Anderson Residential Heating & AC
CALL US: 763-781-6511
1628 County Highway 10 Ste 34, Spring Lake Park, MN 55432

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why should I replace my existing heating or air conditioning system?
A: You may wish to consider replacing your system if it is old, inefficient or in need of repair. Today systems are as much as 60% more efficient than those systems manufactured as little as ten (10) years ago. In addition, if not properly maintained, wear and tear on a system can reduce the actual efficiency of the system. If you are concerned about utility bills or are facing an expensive repair, you may want to consider replacing your system rather than enduring another costly season or paying to replace an expensive component. The utility cost savings of a new unit may provide an attractive return on your investment.
Q: How expensive are new systems?
A: The average America spends $30,000.00 for a new car and only has it for four (4) years. A new heating or cooling system should last you 15 - 20 years at a fraction of the cost of a new car, 1%- 3%. Many factors affect the cost of a heating or cooling system, including the size of your home, the type and condition of the ductwork installed and accessories you might need such as a thermostat or an electronic air cleaner. We have a complete range of systems and accessories available to meet your needs.
Q: What is involved in replacing an old system?
A: A side from the replacement of the new equipment, we will inspect several items and make a determination of whether or not these items need to be repaired or replaced. These items include; ductwork, refrigerant piping, electrical service, wiring, thermostat, condensation piping, flue piping, flue terminations, chimney liner, slabs, filters, driers, registers, grills, drain pans and evaporator coil.
Q: How should I start my quest to find a good system from a good company?
A: Your local yellow pages will have a list of many heating and air conditioning companies and/or the internet. Remember, bigger ad's does not mean better service or product's. Find three (3) companies you think you'd like a bid from. Check out their website. Check with the BBB on their company rating, A+ is the best rated companies with the BBB. If the company is not listed with the BBB, you should avoid them. Call your city! Ask for the heating and cooling inspector. Question them on the companies you want to go with. These inspectors work everyday with heating & cooling contractors. Ask if they are licensed in your city and permit their work. Do they come back within a timely matter to make required corrections issued by the inspector. How is their workmanship?
After you have decided on your three (3) companies, call them to set up your bid time. How was the person who answered the phone? Did the salesperson show up at the time scheduled? Were all your questions answered? Do not be afraid to call back with more questions if you have them. How soon do you need your new system and can they install it within your time frame? Ask how many days they will need to install your new system. Days = Labor Cost. If one company says three (3) days and another says four (4) days, there may be a larger amount included in the cost for labor. Ask why?

Ask if the company is a real company. Some guys work out of their garage...BEWARE of them. They may be gone tomorrow when you need them for service or have operation questions. Ask how many years they have been in business.

Higher cost, more advertising does not make a better product. Shop warranties! A bad product is not going to give you a good warranty, it would cost too much. A product that has a great warranty has the confidence in their product, which should give you the confidence needed to make your selection.