The dog-eat-dog world of commerce can work for or against you, and often at the same time.
Let’s say, for example, you’re planning to replace your heating or air conditioning system, and you’re determined to purchase the lowest price option, because “Nobody’s going to rip me off!” And yet, so many times when price is our only filter, the only ones who end up ripping us off is, well, ourselves!
For the sake of illustration, let’s further assume you’re looking for the lowest price option on a new home heating or cooling system. And while there’s no harm in that, certain other selection should not be overlooked:
- Just because some moonlighter tells you he knows all there is to know about HVAC installation doesn’t make it so. Ask for details regarding other installation work he’s done along with a list of references for you to check out.
- What about product and service warranties? Even the deal of the century does you no good if a lemon of a system is installed and you nothing in writing guaranteeing you specific remedies.
- Ask for proof of licensing and insurance. Unless your system is installed by a licensed contractor, your warranty won’t hold up should any problems turn up during the warranty period. And if someone gets hurt on the, guess who’s responsible if the installer has no insurance? Not the installer!
- What about service after the installation? A heating or cooling system can’t perform up to its full potential without annual preventative maintenance performed by an established and reputable service company.
Sure you want your best deal, but not at the expense of being left high and dry after the installation is completed. So how about this as alternative: contact Optimum Air and ask for a free in-home quote. During our visit, we’re going to ask you about your home comfort priorities. And if you tell us that “low price” is at or near the top of your list, we’re going to do our best to meet or exceed your expectations. In the process, you’ll still be afforded our full measure of professionalism, benefit from the fact we’re both licensed and insured, and enjoy added peace of mind knowing we’re rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau. Plus, we can assist you in financing your purchase to help make it even more affordable.
Optimum Air: doing our best to deliver the best in affordable and reliable indoor comfort.