If you are not in an emergency situation you can take the time to consider all of your options, and they are many from variable volume furnaces to high efficiency air conditioners there are many options accessories such as humidifiers and thermostats for you to choose from. There are also many different types of heating contractors from one man operations to department stores some that service some that install but few that do it all and you may want to check credentials and what part of the business they do before you ask for a bid.
When you have decided who to get a bid from the next step is to schedule an appointment for an estimate at your convenience when all the interested parties can be there, “this is not to make it possible to close the sale” but to make sure all questions are answered, and that you will have all the information available to make an informed decision. If you are not there you cant ask the questions or provide the answers to the questions asked by the heating specialists, so he can tailor a bid to fit your needs.
That’s right at Greeley Furnace we will send out a specialist, with education, experience and the tools necessary to provide sizing calculations, printed pricing pages with model numbers, yearly operating cost and payback analysis, literature on equipment and accessories, reference lists on specific equipment and accessories, type written proposals that have payment terms and guarantees of insurance coverage, finance options and paperwork, information sheets on most frequently ask questions, an itemization of pricing so you can make up the bid that best fits your needs. Don’t worry we are not lawyers or financial advisors who charge for their advice, the comfort consultations are free and quite often take two hours if the customer wants to take advantage of all the information and advice offered.
Some heating and cooling companies are still using the high pressure salesperson with no knowledge of the business, or a tradesman who happens to be working in your neighborhood and just stops by to look around, measure a few windows, and write down the equipment numbers and mail you a bid after they go back to the office, these bids often take fifteen minutes to one half hour and they result in one bid on the cheapest list of equipment and installation practices because the contractor thinks if you called for a bid you will accept the lowest you receive.
He is mistaken, we know that a large number of the potential customers will throw out the low and high bids, or at least are willing to pay a little more if we can show them the difference in say sound level or operating cost. So we offer the time, the qualified specialist, the tools and all of the options in product pricing and comparison available.
After all these are large purchases that you will live with for a long time so take the time to consider all of your options not just the lowest cost option.