When it’s time for a new HVAC system installation for your Indianapolis area home, you should shop around before making a decision. Most homeowners obtain several quotes from different contractors before they have a new system installed, but how do you know which quote to choose? Price isn’t the only factor you should consider for your HVAC system installation. With your quotes in hand, evaluate them using the following tips.
Think About the Business
One of the most important factors you need to look at is the contractor’s business. Think about these factors when evaluating your quotes to help decide which contractor is right for your job.
- The contractor should have the proper licensing.
- The contractor should have an established history in your area.
- Check the contractor’s Better Business Bureau rating.
- Call the contractor’s references to see what other customers have to say about their services.
- Find out what continuing support services each company offers, such as an emergency service department and available maintenance plans.
Think About the Equipment
Not all quotes are equal. Evaluate each and see exactly what products you are being offered to make an accurate comparison.
- Make sure you contractor intends to perform a load calculation before sizing your new system. You’ll want equipment that is the right size for your home because it will affect your comfort and energy use over the life of the system, and good contractors will be able to justify their choice.
- Look at the efficiency of the units offered on your quotes. The efficiency will affect your energy bills for years to come.
- Evaluate the warranty options. You need to know what the manufacturer’s warranty includes and its length, as well as the contractor’s warranty for labor.
If you have questions about your quotes, don’t be afraid to call the contractors who gave them to you. For the right answers to all of your HVAC installation questions, please contact us at Mowery Heating, Cooling and Plumbing. We’re here to help our Indianapolis neighbors make the smart choice.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Brownsburg, Indiana and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).
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