Important Questions to Ask When Getting and Reviewing Your HVAC Estimate

Important Questions to Ask When Getting and Reviewing Your HVAC Estimate

You have done your research and narrowed down your heating and cooling companies for you HVAC replacement, what’s next? Before scheduling your consultations for quotes there are a few things that you will need to know so you are prepared and help ensure the quotes and options you receive are inline with your needs. First, make sure you know what your budget is. Systems now a days can do some pretty amazing things using the newest technology, however, having all the bells and whistles can add up fast. Which brings us to the second thing, what do you want and need from your system?

Yes, it is always nice to get everything installed all at once and if its not in your budget you can easily get discouraged, but don’t worry, somethings can be added on in the future, such as smart thermostats with Alexa or Air Scrubbers and Media cabinets to help with indoor air quality. If you are planning on adding these or any other products you will want to ensure that the system you choose is compatible with the upgrades your want to do in the future.

Once you have a general idea of your budget and your system needs and wants you are ready to get started! It is always best to get at least three quotes from different companies to compare and below are a few questions that you will want to ask about the quotes that you receive.

Are there any rebates available?

These change frequently so you always want to make sure you have the most up to date information to maximize your savings. Some manufactures offer rebates and these usually change seasonally and requires certain installation time frames to be eligible. The company you are working with should also be able to tell you if your local utility companies offer any rebates and what systems would qualify for them.

In addition to the manufacture rebates and local utility company rebates, Andy Lewis Heating & Air Conditioning offers monthly specials that you can check out here.

How efficient are the options they gave you?

The efficiency of the system can be based on your needs and budget as the homeowner. Are you only going to be in your home another two to three years or are you planning on staying long term? If you are staying long term it might be better to pay a little more upfront to get a higher efficiency system to save money on monthly utility bills. Make sure to talk to your salesperson to discuss your situation and what options would be best for you and your home.

When you schedule your free estimate with Andy Lewis Heating & Air, you will be assigned a comfort consultant that will work with you from start to finish and help you every step along the way as well as answer all your questions. Together with your personal comfort consultant you will be able to make an educated decision on what option is best for you and your families needs.

Are you currently offering any financing options?

Some HVAC companies offer financing options to help with your budget. If financing is something you are interested in, make sure you understand the options. Not all systems qualify for every financing option available.

Andy Lewis Heating & Air Conditioning works with various financing companies to bring you several financing options that will fit any budget! For example, one of the most popular options we offer is 60 months with no interest and equal monthly payments. If you are interested in this financing option or learning about any of our other options contact us today.

What is and is not included in my quote?

Once you have a few quotes and you are ready to compare make sure you fully understand what each company offered. This way you can tell if you are comparing apples to apples when it comes to the price or if you need to consider some difference such has higher efficiency equipment or a bigger size system. There are going to be a number of solutions that will heat and cool your home, so it is important to understand what each company is offering as their options so you can make the best decision that make sense for you and your family at this time. Another thing to look at, are all fees included or are there going to be additional expenses. For example, some HVAC companies might give you a quote that only includes the price of the equipment and the installation, and do not include the other expenses such as permits and inspections.

When you receive a quote from Andy Lewis all expenses are included in the final quote you receive. In fact, we also include a six month Andyman Preventative Maintenance agreement in the quoted price.

What filter and indoor air quality options are available?

There are various options when it comes to customizing the air quality and comfort inside your home. Whether you are looking to help with allergies to bacteria and viruses to humidity problems to even pet dander and cooking odors there are a number of answers that can be installed to work with your system, such as, Air Cleaners, Media Cabinets, Humidifiers, Dehumidifiers and more. Tell your sales person what your indoor air quality concerns are and ask what options would be best for you and will be combatable with your new HVAC system.

At Andy Lewis Heating & Air Conditioning we understand that the indoor air quality is an important part of your home comfort for your entire family. We are here to help you by listening to your air quality concerns and help educate you about the many products available to help you make the best choice for your home. Click here to learn how the Andyman Team can help improve your indoor air quality.

Bottom line is, your new HVAC system is a big investment, don’t settle for just any system. Remember that you turned to them because they are the experts in this area so don’t be afraid to ask questions. The more you learn and understand the more confident you will feel in your system choice. 

Your personal comfort consultant at Andy Lewis Heating & Air will be there from the start to answer your questions, explain each option they provide you and work alongside you to customize your heating and cooling system to your family’s needs. If you live in Charlotte, NC or the surrounding areas contact us today at 704-391-9191 to schedule your free consultation.