How to Review a Bid For A New Furnace Or Heat Pump
Many homeowners employ the 3 bid approach when purchasing a new furnace or heat pump. The most important thing to know about how to review a bid is that the lowest bid may not always be the best option. You need to understand that you are not always comparing apples to apples.
Compare the model number quoted with the features of that unit when comparing models to models. You want to make sure that you’re not just comparing price. Make sure the units you are comparing have similar features. Consider your needs for energy efficiency, safety features, quietness, and IAQ (Indoor Air Quality) and line them up to see how the units compare.
Then make sure that the size of equipment quoted falls in line with the results of the heat loss and gain report that your contractor has provided to you.
You’ll also want to make sure that anything stated or provided by the contractor is included in the written agreement. This can include any promises, equipment efficiencies, anything discussed should be included in your bid.
Lastly, you’ll want to have a clear agreement on when and how long the installation will take. You should have a clear timeline for completing the installation.
Following just a few guidelines can make your new furnace, heat pump, or air conditioner purchase be smooth sailing.
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