For many people, big box stores are their first stop when buying new appliances like air conditioners. However, buying your new HVAC system from a local HVAC company offers advantages that are worth considering. In today’s post, solar, HVAC, and roof replacement contractor GO Green Air shares the reasons why you should buy new HVAC equipment from local contractors.
Regular maintenance is key to keeping your HVAC system’s condition and efficiency. No matter where you purchased your HVAC system, you will need it serviced by a certified HVAC technician. Big box stores do not have in-house technicians, which means you have to hire one after the fact, or wait for the manufacturer to recommend one.
A local HVAC contractor, on the other hand, covers everything from sales to installation and after-sales support. Whether you choose a basic window-mounted unit or a whole-home smart HVAC system, you get the whole support package with a local contractor. Warranty claims are also much easier when your HVAC system is supplied by a manufacturer-licensed contractor.
HVAC replacement involves more than just taking out an old unit and replacing it with a similar model. Your new HVAC system needs to be properly sized for your home. Factors such as difference in efficiency, switching from one system type to another, or improperly-sized old units make it necessary to size your new heating or air conditioning system every time. The staff in big box stores are trained to sell, and will likely assume that you already know what you want to buy.
Better Lifetime Value
For most people, the biggest draw of big box stores is the big discounts, especially during events like Black Friday sales. This is okay with gadgets like smartphones and laptops, but you might not be getting the right unit for your home when you buy your HVAC system this way. It might even cost you more over time. A local HVAC contractor, on the other hand, will explain the long-term impact of factors such as maintenance, repairs, and energy savings. This will give you the information you need to make informed decisions that, in turn, will get you better lifetime value.