Buying a new HVAC system is a major expense that often comes unexpectedly. One day the system is working, and the next day there’s a serious problem. Many homeowners may be tempted to make a quick decision to avoid blistering heat or cold temperatures. But because an HVAC system is a serious investment, take the following steps to ensure you get a good deal on a great system.
- Look for local incentives
Check with the state of local utility company to see if they offer any rebates or incentives for replacing an old HVAC system. You may even be able to combine multiple offers, helping you save on the new system.
A few places to look for rebates:
- Review company rebates
Check the websites of leading HVAC manufacturers before you call any installers for estimates. These company rebates may be combined with local or state incentives. Keep in mind that company rebates typically apply to the most expensive models. Consider your priorities before you make a decision.
- Look for installer discounts
Some contractors offer discounts during the fall and spring season when homeowners are preparing for more extreme weather. Contact Tucker Hill today to find out about the discounts and promotions available and to learn more about our financing options.
- Compare quotes
A good rule of thumb is to get at least three quotes before you choose a system and a contractor. Ask plenty of questions during the consultation to learn about the features and benefits of each system, warranty, cost, and maintenance requirements. If you have a Costco membership, find out if they offer a discount for purchasing through their partner.
- Vet contractors
Your decision shouldn’t be based solely on price. Read customer reviews on Angie’s List, Yelp, and Google to learn more about how the company operates. Look for companies known for reliability, good quality work, and excellent customer service.
If you have any questions about replacing your HVAC system, call Tucker Hill for a professional consultation. Our team of HVAC technicians is happy to help!