That big difference is more money in your pocket, but we need to actually explain how we got to this conclusion!
Imagine two different homes with similar heating repairs. One homeowner decides to search online for the cheapest prices for HVAC in Shreveport, LA to find perhaps a family friend or a local amateur. The other homeowner decides to go with our team for professional HVAC service. While these might seem like similar solutions, they’re actually different and will achieve different results.
Amateur service can be cheaper upfront. We won’t lie to you: it’s enticing when you see the price a local amateur or a family friend is willing to charge for your heater repair. But what you don’t pay upfront, you will pay years from now when you discover your heater was repaired improperly and that it’s been running inefficiently ever since!
The Real Price of Amateur Work
That starting pricetag is so enticing, that we see countless homeowners working with family friends and local amateurs to get their heater repairs. Want to know something that makes it even more complicated? Sometimes, those amateur fixes will work. But the big takeaway from this conversation is the word “sometimes.”
When you’re paying the cheapest price possible for heater work, you’re gambling with the health of one of the most important appliances in your house. It might feel like you’re getting a good deal in the moment since you can help fund that vacation you’ve been waiting for, or that new addition to your deck, but this could come back to bite you in more ways than one.
- More repair needs. You are statistically more likely to need more frequent repairs for your heater when they’re done by a team of amateurs. This is because our certification and licensing processes in the Shreveport area are rigorous and require technicians to have mastered this technology. Amateurs might not have that background and they might not perform the repairs you need.
- Expensive repair needs. Sometimes you’ll hear the word “repair need” and you’ll scoff at how bad that reality might be. Unfortunately, some repair needs like a failed compressor or a broken heat exchanger, can be incredibly expensive and intensive. This can be from poor repairs that weren’t performed correctly.
- Complications. Regardless of whether or not the amateur you work with is insured, you might still run into a problem they caused which requires a full system replacement or some other complication to your budget and comfort.
- Voided warranties. This is one of the saddest things we see. Homeowners who believe they still have an active warranty on their heating system, but it’s void now because of an unlicensed pair of hands that performed a repair on it. Warranties are worth too much in this industry to just throw them away for a cheap, upfront repair price.
Basically, when you call our team of professionals, you’re not gambling. You get repairs that target the root of the problem and a team that’s invested in the long-term health of your system.
Call the doctor of home comfort today. At Hall’s Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, we can help.