HVAC projects can cost quite the pretty penny, and to find out how much your project is going to cost for sure, you need to obtain a quote from a technician. HVAC quotes are heavily promoted online, and while these quotes can offer a ballpark estimate, you never know whether this price truly applies to your individual situation.
A general quote is not going to specific to your individual circumstances, and this is important when it comes to HVAC systems. An online HVAC quote for a new AC for $4,000 installed sounds great, but what does that quote include? Do you even know what is needed to ensure that an HVAC system is installed properly in your home?
Online quote prices for HVAC system tend to be for the equipment only. Sometimes, the prices include basic installation. However, your installation may require more. For instance, if your home needs more ductwork or a larger capacity AC unit, then this will cause the final price to go up. This also means that there will be a huge gap between the price you were quoted and the price you will actually pay to have a properly working air conditioner.
Online HVAC quotes for repairs aren’t very accurate either—and for the same exact reason. In many cases, the repair may end up being far more complex, or the repair may require additional repairs than what you expected.
The price can also be affected by the contractor used and the market. Climates vary as well, requiring different equipment, impacting the cost of your installation versus the generic cost you were quotes online. When it comes to HVAC equipment, there are so many variables that it is important to get a personalized estimate from an HVAC contractor in your area, as this is the only way to ensure that you receive an accurate price assessment of your HVAC project.
Homeowners often go online looking for inaccurate HVAC quotes because they don’t want to call a local HVAC technician and have them come out to complete an estimate when they are afraid that they quote will be too much for them to afford. However, it is always a good idea to get that personalized quote—and just be honest with the contractor after receiving the quote if you can’t afford it.
There is no shame in admitting to the HVAC technician that the price quotes is simply out of your budget right now. In many cases, they will actually find a way to work with you and get you the services and equipment that you are in need of. If you are just honest with them upfront, you may be surprised at what they can do for you. HVAC companies constantly offer various specials, and they may be running a special that can help you in your time of need.
If you are in need of HVAC services, obtain a personalized HVAC quote from Indoor Comfort Systems today.