There are many deals out there in the world that really deserve investigating and as a bargain hunter myself, I leave no stone unturned when it comes to saving some hard earned money. I also find the right balance between getting what seems to be a good deal on the price and getting the best product or service available. After all in the long run you will have forgotten about the price you paid unless it comes back to haunt you.
Purchasing an Air Conditioning and Heating system is a fine example. While many of the components that are offered by most AC companies may be easily comparable price wise, the installation and professionalism of the contractor may only be discovered when the work has been done. It has been my personal experience to get as many as three bids for Air Conditioning & Heating Installation or major work that needs to be done just so you have some idea of what the right price is. It has also been my experience to not choose the lowest bid to simply get a deal you may later regret.
It is estimated that of all HVAC systems operating in the United States over half were not installed properly. Among the most common occurrences of poor workmanship are the incorrectly sized refrigerant lines, un-insulated refrigerant lines, the wrong size Air Conditioning or Heating equipment for the designated interior space, faulty wiring or wiring in need of upgrading, and ducts that are not properly sealed or insulated. Having an inefficiently performing AC Unit will most certainly cost you additional money on your power bill for many years to come.
In many cases the cheapest bidder has left out important details to simply get the job. So many things can be left out and the average consumer with one bid would never be able to identify them unless it was literally spelled out in writing. It is also advisable to make sure all of the work described in the quotes you receive is itemized including the parts and labor so you can really see what you are paying for each component of the job.