Ask These Questions When Getting an HVAC Quote

Oct 20, 2021 | HVAC

When getting an HVAC replacement, one of the first things you need to do is get estimates and quotes from prospective contractors. An estimate is a contractor’s rough idea of how much the project will cost, while a quote (also known as a bid) is more detailed and accurate. You’ll need to ask the right questions to ensure your new system meets your expectations. In this post, our HVAC and refrigeration maintenance team from A/C and Refrigeration shares a few useful tips to help you out.

Getting an HVAC Quote

“Does the New System Include Warranties and Labor?”

Most HVAC manufacturers will provide warranties for their units. They typically last five years unregistered, but can last up to 10 years if you register the equipment. When getting a quote, it’s important to ask prospective contractors if they’ll register the warranty automatically. Otherwise, you’ll need to take care of the registration yourself, which can be tricky if you don’t make time for it.

“Where Can I Find the Model Number and SEER Rating?”

Your HVAC quote should have all the essential information needed to help you make an informed decision, such as labor costs and additional fees. It should also include the equipment model number and SEER rating so you’ll know how energy efficient your new system will be. Discuss with your trusted HVAC and indoor air quality technician how you can ensure the efficiency of your system is worth the investment.

“What Additional Accessories Are Needed?”

Your quote might include installing more insulation and upgrading part of your ductwork. Additional accessories may also be included, such as UV lights, an in-duct media filter and even an air purification system to improve your indoor air quality. These upgrades and accessories are often necessary to maximize your new system’s performance, so make sure to ask what else is included in the quote.

As the most trusted company for residential and commercial refrigeration, A/C and Refrigeration is the best choice for the job! You can reach us at (602) 488-7161 for more information. You can also fill out our online contact form to get started.