We like to think that other heating, cooling and plumbing system technicians are just as honest and reliable as our professionals. However, we know that there are many contractors out there who are only looking for that next paycheck, without putting much thought into what their clients can afford.
That’s why we advise all homeowners to choose professional technicians who offer upfront pricing for any HVAC or plumbing installation or service. Know the total price you’ll pay, and don’t worry about any scary surprises that may come up with a company that charges hourly rates.
So why do companies charge by the hour?
The companies claim to charge hourly simply to protect their employees, making sure that their labor is taken into account if the service turns out to be particularly difficult or if something unexpected gets in the way of completing a project in a timely manner.
Unfortunately, some technicians take advantage of such policies, purposefully lingering on the job in order to jack up the price. Without having a clear idea of the timeline for the job, you could pay hundreds of dollars more than is necessary for a technician’s work.
Upfront pricing protects you
With upfront pricing, you know exactly what to expect with any service. There is no risk involved, and you can feel confident that your technician will work hard to complete the job in a timely manner while ensuring quality.
But make sure that you hire trained, experienced HVAC technicians or plumbers for the service. Your typical handyman might not have specific training on your system, which means the work might not be completed to your satisfaction. Make quality workmanship and excellent customer services your main priorities when shopping around for the right company to do the work.
Contact VOGT Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing to work with honest, dependable, quality, certified professionals in the Minneapolis area. Call our friendly technicians 24/7 for exceptional customer service and upfront pricing!