The Six Crucial Points of Consideration When Comparing Heat Pump Quotes
When you want to make economic sense in your heat pump purchase and also get the most out of your unit, you must make a wise decision on your heat pump. Keep reading for some crucial points of consideration when comparing different heat pump quotes. The first consideration that most people always make is on the price. The best approach to this price factor is to always have an open mind and not just settle for a heat pump based on its low quoted price. While the low price may be attractive at the onset, you can only know how good of a deal it was several months down the line.
Next in line would be to compare and contrast the various heat pump brands quoted to you. As expected, different brands will come with varying efficiencies, warranties, features, and of course, they will differ in price. The same holds true for heat pump models as is expected different models will have varying features and efficiency levels. It is best to also consider the models since two contractors may quote the same brand but suggest different models. The number of BTU’s that a heat pump has determines the size of a heat pump, yet another important consideration to make.
Obviously, the larger the unit, the higher the price but a large unit is not always the best in all cases. At the very least, a unit that is too large for the space in question may become less efficient and economical for you. Always talk with your contractor for more accurate figures and sizes when it comes to nominal capacity. You can also make use of online comparison tables to know what the max heating capacity of different models have.
How about you also get to compare the warranties covered by the different heat pump quotes that you have been quoted? While everyone invests in something with the hope of never finding the need to make a warranty claim. However, a warranty, especially on labor and parts, will be your form of insurance should something happen along the way and need to be addressed urgently. And finally, you must look at the contractors themselves and ensure you have settled for the best that the industry has to offer. Never compromise on professionalism, good reputation and experience of a contractor.