Many homeowners collect several HVAC installation quotes before choosing a contractor to perform work. When you’re reviewing these quotes, there are several factors to consider to make sure you’re making the right choice. First, you need to evaluate the contractor. Second, evaluate what you’re getting, according to the quotes.
While your quotes may range in price, a low price means nothing if the quality of work is poor. As you begin to review your HVAC installation quotes, first ask yourself these questions to determine which contractor is the best choice:
- Does the contractor have the proper licenses and certifications?
- How long have they been in business?
- Will they provide credible references that you can contact?
- Do they work with brands that you trust?
- How big is the company? Are there many technicians, or will you have to wait for a technician to be available?
- Does the company offer emergency service to meet unexpected needs?
- Do they also provide maintenance and preventive services after installation?
Choosing a contractor you trust will make the installation process flow much more smoothly and put your mind at ease. Positives in these areas generally signal a contractor who has the proper knowledge and customer service skills to perform your installation seamlessly. Ultimately, trust your instincts; it’s a smarter choice to choose a company after careful deliberation rather than deciding simply based on the lowest HVAC installation quote.
Another thing you need to compare is what the quotes themselves include:
- Are you comparing apples to apples? Is each quote for the same service, model, etc.?
- Do the models offered have the same warranty terms on parts and on labor?
- Did the contractor say why they recommended a specific model?
When in doubt about any aspect of your HVAC installation quotes, don’t be afraid to contact each company and ask questions. You’ll not only receive clarification, but you’ll also get a feel for how their customer service stacks up.
To get satisfactory answers to all of your questions regarding HVAC installation quotes, please contact us at Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning. We’ve been serving Fresno area residents for 40 years.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in the greater Fresno, California area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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