Basics to Help and Guide you in Heat Pump Quotes Comparison
The type of heat pump you end up with is what will determine how much savings you make in the long run, and whether or not you get to enjoy the level of comfort that you hoped for. Keep reading for some crucial points of consideration when comparing different heat pump quotes. When all other matters remain constant, most people will base their purchase decision on the price, thus the need to have it as an important point of consideration. Even so, as much as price is important, always ensure you have an open mind knowing all too well the least quoted price may not be the best after all. As attractive as the low price will be at first, rest assured its true value will come out a few months down the line.
The second point of comparison to help you make an informed decision is on the heat pump brands that have been quoted for you. It needs no mentioning different brands will have different features, warranties, efficiencies, and pricing. The same holds true for heat pump models as is expected different models will have varying features and efficiency levels. Note that some contractors may quote the same brand but completely different models which may make your decision harder; reason enough to pay enough close attention to models as well. 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. You can always confirm with your contractor to know the max heating capacity of the unit that they have quoted. You can also make use of online comparison tables to know what the max heating capacity of different models have.
What form and type of warranty are you getting from the different heat pump quotes? It is true no one invests the hope they should be making some warranty claims along the way. 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. Always look at the experience, good reputation and professionalism of a contractor when making this important decision.