We always get asked, “Does it cost to have someone come to our home and quote a replacement A/C or furnace?” The answer is almost always no …
At Biard & Crockett, we live, breathe, and sometimes even dream about air conditioning. No, our techs have been known to mutter about BTUs in their sleep. And so, we know HVAC systems, and we believe that our getting to know your HVAC needs shouldn’t cost you a penny.
So, if you’re looking for a like-for-like typical replacement quote, we’re happy to do that for free. We understand that budgeting for home upgrades is hard, and just getting your options shouldn’t incur additional costs.
But there are some instances where a quote is easier to obtain with additional equipment, testing, and time. Those need more than a quick once-over if you hear strange noises, smell unusual smells, and experience uneven temperatures. For example, a technician uses a stethoscope-style tool called a mechanic’s stethoscope to pinpoint the source of excess noise. This tool helps them identify if the problem lies in the motor, compressor, or elsewhere by amplifying the sound from different parts of the unit.
Why would you need to test my old HVAC system?
And you might wonder why this testing would be needed if you plan on replacing your system with us anyway? The current issues might stem from improper sizing or inappropriate system type for the property. An in-depth examination can reveal such issues, guiding the correct choice of system for replacement.
Also, Verifying that the existing infrastructure—ductwork, electrical supply, ventilation, etc.—is adequate and suitable for the new system is important. Some issues may be caused by problems in these areas rather than the HVAC unit itself. If these aren’t identified and addressed, they could affect the performance and efficiency of the new system as well.
At Biard & Crockett, we believe in providing value and understanding your budget constraints. Most of our quotes are free, and when there are charges, we make sure they’re justified and transparent, not popping up out of nowhere.