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3 Things That HVAC Estimators Don’t Want You to Know

July 8, 2020

Are you looking for an estimate on a new HVAC system installation or repair in Hagerstown, MD? There are a number of tricks that HVAC estimators will use to get you to pay more for the job. By knowing these three tricks ahead of time, you’ll be able to beat the HVAC estimator at their own game.

Beware of the ‘Good, Better and Best’ Trick

When you’re given three prices, you assume the cheapest product offered is shoddy and the best product is overkill. However, the second or middle choice may not be your best deal.

An HVAC estimator will know that most consumers will go with the middle choice and sometimes use that unload overstock items or pad the price to maximize profit. Be sure to research products and services before making a final decision.

They Will Assume You Want the Cheapest Price

Beware of the estimator who quotes a price that’s too good to be true. In that case, the contractor may be hiring unqualified subcontractors, forgoing workers’ compensation insurance or using materials from leftover jobs.

The result is that you’ll get inferior work that needs redoing. It’s best to do a line-item audit of what’s in the estimate to ensure that you’re getting competent subcontractors and acceptable materials for the job.

No Payment for Two Years Scam

Most estimators lure people in with a promise of “no payment for two years.” However, there are usually hidden fees in the overall price of the product or service. Also, if you don’t pay off the total amount in time, be prepared to be stuck with ridiculous late fees.

Getting the Right Estimate for Your HVAC Project

You can save hundreds or even thousands of dollars by carefully checking each estimate you receive. If you want to get a fair estimate with no games and enjoy top-quality products and service, contact Hagerstown Heating & Cooling today.

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