If you’re like most people, you can probably think of a whole list of things you’d rather spend money on than a new air conditioner. So it is easy to see why you’d spend time shopping, comparing prices, waiting for sales, and hoping to snag the best deal possible. At First Choice Air, we feel the same. We also know that sometimes national retailers (particularly home improvement stores) promote sales new air conditioning systems which sound great at first. However, don’t be fooled by a seemingly low sales price, because there is more than meets the eye.
First, remember that national retailers have the advertising budget to market their sales extensively to a huge audience. Independent HVAC companies won’t be able to compete with that budget, but that doesn’t mean for example, that you can’t find great deals from local Southern California air conditioning sales and repair companies.
In fact, at First Choice Air, not only do we have a showroom located in Van Nuys, but as one of the preeminent air conditioning and heating specialists in Southern California, we offer all of the major brands of heating and air conditioning equipment. Since we do such a large volume with these manufacturers, we receive substantial discounts on their products and pass the savings on to clients. By way of example, First Choice Air is the #1 Rheem dealer in the area, as well as a Honeywell Perfect Climate dealer, specializing in air cleaners, humidifiers, and zone control, essentially everything you need to make your home's environment perfect.
You should also remember to consider installation rates. Often times the installation rates from local, independent air conditioning service and repair companies are significantly lower than with national retailers. Before purchasing your new system, always ask about delivery and installation charges, because the difference in price may mean that a local Southern California air conditioning expert has a lower overall price than at the larger chains.
Finally, keep in mind that where national retailers provide service to countless customers across the nation, the client base of independent air conditioning service company is smaller, so they often rely on referrals from satisfied clients for business. As such local companies like First Choice Air are determined to make sure that you are satisfied with your purchase and installation. You will often speak and work with the same person, rather than calling into a 1-800 number and speaking to people you have never met. We also never farm out our repair or installation work to subcontractors.
There are clearly multiple things to think about when deciding where to purchase a new air conditioning unit for your Southern California home. For free quotes on new air conditioning systems, and to learn about installation costs from award winning, EPA Certified First Choice Air, serving Los Angeles and Ventura Counties, contact us