The HVAC system was overpriced.
I called several HVAC companies last week.
I knew I needed to have a new HVAC system installed in my house, and I wanted to get several people to give me quotes before I made a purchase. I called three local HVAC companies that offered to come out to the house, do an inspection, and give me a quote, and all for free. I was thankful for their diligence since I knew I would get a more accurate quote since they had to include scope of work, and equipment. The last man came in, looked at my equipment, took down the serial numbers and type of equipment, and walked out. He emailed me a quote that did not even come close to what the other three local HVAC companies gave me. My wife and I sat down that night and all four quotes. Two of them were outrageously overpriced for what they were offering. We had one quote that of the scope of work, including new ductwork, furnace, air conditioning unit, whole air purification, and a humidifier for the furnace. He also included a smart thermostat. We couldn’t believe that his price was only a hundred dollars more than the other three. When I called, he offered to throw in a year of maintenance and repair for the new equipment. It wasn’t too hard to choose this man for the job. The funny thing about our decision was that we never realized it was the same HVAC company we had been using for the last five years. We laughed so hard we almost cried.