Sometimes kids notice more than the adults do if a contractor tries to pull a fast one. If something seems odd or out of place, it probably is. If something smells fishy with a proposal or recommendation, get a second opinion from a reputable company.
Beware of home warranties that claim to cover your HVAC
Don’t fall for insurance companies that offer policy’s that supposedly repair or replace your AC when it fails.
They never replace the system – they will just keep sending people out to patch it up and keep it barely running.
According to Angie’s List, “Historically, home warranty service companies have been one of the "worst graded" categories on Angie's List. Members misunderstanding or disagreeing with what their warranties cover and the quality of repair work are cited in the majority of complaints.”
Be careful shopping price first. That includes companies that have PRICE in the name and advertise that you can go to their website and buy products straight from them then find local people to put it in for you.
HVAC Companies that offer to buy your old equipment or give you a huge discount in exchange for your old equipment
Don’t trust anyone contacting you out of the blue with an unbelievable offer for your existing, old unit and thousands off a new one. Reputable companies don’t go around promising free services or massive discounts. After all, they’re in business to make a profit. When someone makes you an unbelievable offer, you should maintain a healthy suspicion.