We understand that you have many choices when deciding on a new HVAC system for your home. It's a big investment and there are many factors to consider.
We've put together some information that may help you when making your decision.
First of all, there are a lot of heating and air conditioning contractors out there. It may be difficult to decide whether to use a large franchised company or a small, local contractor. It is important to note that the equipment you purchase will come with a manufacturer's warranty, regardless of who installs it and/or who repairs it if needed down the road. Don't be fooled into thinking you need to pay more for a system in order to get a warranty backed by a larger company.
Small, local businesses are the backbone of America, and are able to offer lower prices for the same quality products (and often better quality workmanship) because they have less overhead. And, as business owners, they take pride in their work and hard-earned reputation. Often times, you will deal directly with the owners instead of a salesperson working on commission. With Comfort Zone, you will deal directly with our owners. No middle man. Just honest upfront pricing.
There are also many contractors who do side work. Although they may be experienced in their trade, they often don't have the licensing, insurance and liability coverage they need. Be careful that you don't sacrifice quality and the proper licensing and insurance coverage just to save a few bucks! The equipment they sell will be an indication if they are doing side work. Only experienced, licensed and insured businesses can sell high end equipment, such as Carrier, Lennox and Trane. The application process with these manufacturers is extensive so you can be assured that a contractor selling these equipment lines is reputable.
Choosing which line of equipment to install can be difficult as well. Attached is an article from Angie's List that breaks it down by brand.
Is the product made in the USA? That is important to many Americans, especially those who choose to support small local businesses like ours. Unfortunately, most HVAC components are shipped from all over the globe. The best scenario is to find a company that assembles the equipment in the USA.
Carrier and Goodman are currently assembling in the USA.