Price Versus Value

July 06, 2016

There may come a time when your furnace, air conditioner, or water heater may fail; when it does you're left calling service company after service company, trying to decipher whose estimate best fits your budget and value that you are looking to receive. You're in a panic so you're looking for the cheapest/fastest option available. We get it, that's why we'd like to stop you before you may go wrong.

The cheapest estimate is not always the best solution. The cheapest option is usually cheap for a reason, that being you're getting the cheapest system a provider can supply, often discounting your actual needs and leaving out other required services needed to complete the job in the estimate. These lower quality systems often end up costing you more in the long run because they are less energy efficient.

While we realize we may not be the least expensive professionals for hire, we can assure you that the value you will receive from us is above par. The old saying is true, “You get what you pay for.”

At A.J. Perri we sit down and explain the various options available to our customers. We'll explain what options are best for their homes and why. Do you know the difference between single stage and multiple stage air conditioners? What about the various energy factors and difference in savings between a traditional water heater vs. a tankless water heater? Many companies won't take the time to explain these things to customers when they just hand them an estimate.

When A.J. Perri technicians arrive in a customer's home they will be on time and wear floor savers to protect your home's flooring. Cleaning up after any repair is standard.

Like one of our customer's explained, by choosing A.J. Perri, “I ended up paying more, I could have saved money by going with one of the others. However, for the first time, I am not running around with a sweater because the room I'm in is four degrees colder than the room with the thermostat. I no longer have to wait an hour after my wife takes a shower to take one. I no longer run out of hot water while washing dishes. My heating bill is about 1/3 of what it was previously, and I'm happier in my house. You can easily go cheaper, but when you're getting something that will last you for the next 20 years, it's worth the extra to be happy.”

As with anything, do your research and make sure you are completely comfortable with whatever service professionals you may choose. Ask questions and get everything in writing! Ask for numbers, ask for old parts that are replaced once the process is complete, get a second opinion, check reputable sites for online reviews/history, and look into a regular maintenance contract with a reputable company.

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Last Updated: July 02, 2024