HVAC Service Quotes Get You On The Road To Savings: Tips On How To Review Them
If you’re a homeowner, you’ve likely shopped around for the best prices on HVAC service. You may have gotten quotes from several different contractors and based your decision on the prices they listed. While quoted prices are a good factor to consider when evaluating HVAC services, there are many other criteria that you should also be reviewing to determine the true “price” of your HVAC service quote.
In general, understanding the terminology that appears in your HVAC service quote will help you determine its true value. Learning a little bit more about the parts that are being replaced or fixed can help you determine whether it’s better to keep replacing parts or whether it would be more beneficial to simply replace the entire system. Important components to keep an eye out for on HVAC service quotes include:
- Blowers: Failing blowers are often an indication of larger system problems, especially in older units.
- Coils: Periodic cleaning of both your condenser and evaporator coils is necessary to keep your system running smoothly. In some cases, instead of replacing a worn-out condenser coil, it’s more efficient to simply upgrade your entire heat pump.
- Compressors: If your compressor needs to be replaced, it’s also worth determining whether an upgraded heat pump could be a better solution.
- Heat pumps: Heat pumps, located outside, contain the condenser coil, compressor, fan, electrical contractors, and the reversing valve. In some cases it’s more beneficial to upgrade the entire heat pump rather than replacing only parts of it.
Also think about what the quoted price given includes: does it include the cost of labor or just the parts? What warranties come with the services?
In many cases, going with a company whose HVAC service quote is higher but also includes a better warranty is more beneficial. You must also take into consideration the unique requirements of the region in which you live–in hotter or wetter climates, some parts may need to be replaced more often, but buying higher-efficiency parts or certain warranties can help cut down on these prices. Overall, the true price of any HVAC service quote includes not just the price given, but also warranties, labor, and the estimated benefit of replacing certain parts versus upgrading others.
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