Today’s topic comes our way more frequently than a Michigan summer heatwave: “ballpark” estimates and phone quotes.
A lot of people ask for quotes over the phone, or estimates if they already have certain information like the model of their last system. “Can you quote me an estimated cost for a new system?” is probably one of the most common questions we get!
Well, the answer to both questions, in one word, is no. Now, before you get as heated as a malfunctioning furnace, let us explain why.
Imagine ordering a custom-tailored suit, but instead of taking your measurements, the tailor just asks for your height and weight. Or for a more similar example, imagine if you told a mechanic what you thought might be wrong with your car, and they quoted you a price over the phone for replacing parts, without even taking a look at your vehicle! You’d be skeptical. And for good reason! Just as a suit measurement or a car repair depends on a variety of factors, a “well-fitted” HVAC system relies on more than just us knowing what your last model was, and verbally asking you a question or two.
Every home is as unique as its inhabitants. Factors like the size and layout of the house, the number of windows, insulation quality, and even who’s living in the home all influence the appropriate sizing and requirements of your HVAC system. A ‘ballpark’ estimate or over-the-phone quote could end up as a disaster.
Here at Sun Heating & Cooling, we’re all about accuracy. We believe you deserve a precise price based on what needs to be done, rather than a guesstimate that might lead to a surprise bill. By inspecting your home in person, we can provide options that are tailored to your home and family, just like that perfect suit.
So, while we can’t offer estimates based on minimal information, what we can provide is a comprehensive service that takes all your unique factors into account. Rest assured, with us, you’re not getting an off-the-rack HVAC solution; you’re getting a bespoke system, perfectly tailored to your needs.