Do you need an air conditioner or a furnace repair? Is your vent system not functioning? HVAC questions or concerns? Well, if you live anywhere near Salt Lake City, and you need help with your home heating and cooling, you’re most likely going to Google your issue and pick the first result. However, that might not be the smartest choice. Salt Lake City is home to hundreds of HVAC companies that could repair your heating and cooling equipment. The majority of these companies work through a supplier, such as Contractor’s HVAC Supply in Midvale. This supplier charges industry rates for their equipment, but each heating and cooling company will likely charge a hefty premium on top of those rates. This is purely for profit. You can avoid this by doing some comparison shopping.
To avoid this, you’ll want to contact an HVAC supply company yourself, get their pricing on a unit, and use this to give you a proper idea of what repair estimates are a good deal and which aren’t. If you call and ask each company for an estimate on repair or replacement, you’ll get a range of bids. If a bid from an HVAC company is too high for no real reason, it’s most likely going to be worth passing on that opportunity. To tell, subtract the cost of the equipment from the quoted price, and divide that by their estimate on how many hours the repair will take. This will give you the adjusted labor rate per hour. This will be your best method of choosing an HVAC repair company.
However, if you look outside of Salt Lake City, you’ll also need to account for travel time when looking for a repair company. A company that might have a good labor rate, but is outside of Salt Lake City, is also a bad choice. Travel time will mean that they arrive later in the day and leave earlier, leaving you with more hours to account for with your wallet. This can mean that with travel time factored into the price you’re paying, you might pay for fourteen hours of work on a ten-hour job. This will raise the price as well.
So when looking for an HVAC repair company, make sure you consider the price of the equipment, consider their labor rate, and consider the location of the HVAC company’s home base of operations. It’s also a good idea to look at an online catalog for the necessary parts you think you might need. A free consult and diagnosis of your issue might be a fantastic place to start if you don’t have a clue where to begin.
Ascend HVAC in Utah offers same-day consultations and fast heating and cooling repairs at affordable prices