Sean McCuctheon on CTQ Suncoast Country

Shopping for best price or online only when looking for a new air conditioning unit.

Today most of us shop on the internet – it’s quick, easy, and usually cheaper than any store. However, sometimes attempting to save a few bucks can cost you plenty down the road.

The same is true for air conditioning. HVAC is expensive and it’s tempting to try and look online for a good deal. However, without the advice of a knowledgeable HVAC specialist, you may get a lower price for the equipment, but experience major consequences in the long-run with inefficient performance and replacement costs.

Simply put: Avoid HVAC discount websites - you are just asking for trouble for the following reasons.

1. Cheap Internet deals usually do not carry a warranty! It’s standard for HVAC manufacturers to void the warranty on any system that was purchased online. This is because buying equipment online almost always leads to poor installation, which will, in turn, negatively affect how the system performs and how long it lasts. There is a very good reason reputable AC Techs are factory authorized – and that is mainly to protect you the consumer!

2. The average homeowner typically has no idea what HVAC unit to purchase, which ends up with something too large or too small. If the equipment is too small, it will never efficiently cool your home during the summer. If a system is too large, it will start to short-cycle until it breaks down prematurely. In both cases, you lose the money you think you saved with the initial purchase.

3. Even if you buy an energy efficient air conditioner at a lower price online, without proper installation of the complex system, you can never expect it to work at the peak of efficiency and save you money.

When you buy online, you’re taking on enormous risk. Please have a qualified HVAC contractor to perform calculations to determine the right equipment. Complicated systems need smart installers.

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HVAC Companies that offer to buy your old equipment or give you a huge discount in exchange for your old equipment

Don’t trust anyone contacting you out of the blue with an unbelievable offer for your existing, old unit and thousands off a new one. Reputable companies don’t go around promising free services or massive discounts. After all, they’re in business to make a profit. When someone makes you an unbelievable offer, you should maintain a healthy suspicion.

An HVAC contractor who say’s they will give you $1,000 towards your new installation in exchange for your old equipment is making up that money by adding it into the price of the new system. somewhere. After all, this isn’t an old car you are trading in – once it leaves your home it will not be reinstalled somewhere else, and the scrap metal will fetch less than $100 for them. If an HVAC contractor is offering you cash for your old equipment this should throw up a huge red flag. This means that they are inflating the actual cost and overcharging you the amount they claim they are paying you.

Even if the company is not offering cash back but the price seems too good to be true - make sure they aren’t cutting corners just to get the work. It costs a lot of money to buy and install the best equipment and hire quality installers.

Be cautious of big discounts or phony offers that come out of the blue… if the offer sounds too good, it probably is. Always get at least two quotes before you buy.

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Do your own research

I had a guy come up to me the other day and he’s like, “man, the commercials are starting to sound just like yours out there” and I was like, “well I guess that’s a good thing.” Either the consumers are getting smarter and those tactics aren’t working anymore and now these guys are turning new leaves and starting to actually do things correctly or you can’t always believe what they’re telling you. You got to see and do your own research and shop the background on these people and read reviews and ask your neighbors and friends and family because they may not have the track record that they’re trying to portray themselves as.

This isn’t really an advertising for us. You know a lot of companies have advertising budgets, we have more of a community outreach and education budget, and our job is to put this information out there and let the consumers in our area be smarter and be able to make intelligent decisions and not fall for some of these silly little games that get played out there.


HVAC Companies that offer to buy your old equipment or give you a huge discount in exchange for your old equipment

I get a lot of people walking up to me and telling me they appreciate the tips we’re putting out there and that’s good feedback, so we’re going to keep it going. One of the things I’ve been hearing and seeing is that people claim to buy your old air conditioner, whether it’s working or not, and give you thousand plus dollars off your price of a new system.

It’s complete nonsense. There is nobody out there paying that kind of money. I would be selling them 30 a week. It’s absolute nonsense. It’s fuzzy math. The last thing anybody is going to do is buy your piece of junk air conditioner for thousands of dollars and give you some amazing deal on a new one.

It’s hocus pocus. It’s just not real. The scrap metals are worth, maybe 100 bucks if they’re taken apart properly. I just don’t see how they’re going to give you thousands of real dollars for any old piece of junk air conditioner.


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Shopping for best price or online only when looking for a new air conditioning unit.

Today most of us shop on the internet – it’s quick, easy, and usually cheaper than any store. However, sometimes attempting to save a few bucks can cost you plenty down the road.

The same is true for air conditioning. HVAC is expensive and it’s tempting to try and look online for a good deal. However, without the advice of a knowledgeable HVAC specialist, you may get a lower price for the equipment, but experience major consequences in the long-run with inefficient performance and replacement costs.

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HVAC Companies that offer to buy your old equipment or give you a huge discount in exchange for your old equipment

Don’t trust anyone contacting you out of the blue with an unbelievable offer for your existing, old unit and thousands off a new one. Reputable companies don’t go around promising free services or massive discounts. After all, they’re in business to make a profit. When someone makes you an unbelievable offer, you should maintain a healthy suspicion.

Be cautious of big discounts or phony offers that come out of the blue… if the offer sounds too good, it probably is. Always get at least two quotes before you buy.

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