Your heating and cooling system is crucial to your indoor comfort. When it’s time to replace your HVAC equipment, you must find an HVAC contractor whom you can trust and who will listen to your needs. That said, be wary of pushy HVAC salespeople.
Here are some tips on how to deal with aggressive HVAC sales tactics.
Take Your Time Before Making a Purchase
Unless it’s an urgent situation — like a malfunctioning furnace in the middle of winter — take your time checking all your options. If a pushy salesperson realizes you’re in a hurry, they’ll take advantage and drive you to make hasty decisions. Make it clear at the start that you intend to look at various options before deciding.
Watch Out for Phantom Savings
In terms of sales, the oldest trick in the book is for businesses to quote an inflated price. Then after a bit of haggling, they will agree to come down to a price — which is the cost of the product. This makes customers think they’ve earned some savings when they just paid for full price.
Remember You Are in Control
Remember you are in control. Nobody can force you to buy something you’re unsure of. You have no reason to feel under pressure or rushed when shopping for a big-ticket item like a furnace or air conditioner. You have no obligation to the salesperson to buy what they’re offering right then and there.
Research Your Options First
It’s easy to be informed about the products you’re shopping for. A simple online search will give you information on what HVAC equipment is worth the investment. However, you should be able to recognize credible sites and genuine customer reviews. You can also research a particular HVAC contractor you’re dealing with to get an idea about their reputation.
When looking for an HVAC contractor, ensure they respect your time and decision. At The Ice-Man, we don’t believe in using high-pressure sales tactics. We take pride in receiving positive reviews and generating repeat business. Call us at (609) 466-9020 or complete our contact form to request a consultation.