If you're looking to save a bundle of money this year on a full HVAC system, buying wholesale may be the way to go. In order to get a true deal, both in the near and long term, it's a good idea to do a bit of research to make sure you'll make a sound investment. In this guide we'll present a few things to keep in mind as you look into buying wholesale HVAC systems.
Find the Right HVAC System
It's no good to get an amazing deal on a wholesale HVAC system only to find out that it's too big, or to small, to work efficiently in your home. If you're happy with your existing system you can look for a rough equivalent or call an HVAC installer and ask what would be a similar system on today's market. You can also pay to have someone come out and size your home according to Manual J guidelines. It should take several hours for someone to size your home, so don't trust an answer based entirely off of the square footage of your home.
Decide How to Buy
Buying online is the best way to find the cheapest deal. It's quick, efficient and easy to research multiple products quickly. The only drawback to purchasing online is that many manufacturers (Carrier and Thermstar for example) will not warranty any products purchased from the internet. This doesn't have to keep you from purchasing online however. Just consider the savings you'll receive online and whether or not they overcome not having a warranty.
Price is Important but Installation is King
The first thing you want to do is make sure you can find a great local HVAC installation company or technician. Finding a great deal on a furnace is great, but it won't be worth a lot if the person who installs it does a crummy job. Most of the efficiency you get out of your furnace and air conditioner comes from the quality of the installation and duct work. Spend some time and call several local HVAC companies and get their advice. Ask if they can give you an estimate on installation only and find out what their policy is on servicing HVAC systems not purchased through them – do they still offer a maintenance agreement?
Use Your Credits
Whether you buy through an online auction or find a local retailer who is willing to match online prices, be sure to also use your tax credits. In order to take advantage of up to 30% off you'll need to act fast. The federal tax credit program expires December 31, 2010. You'll need to have a manufacturers certificate and your wholesale HVAC systems will need to be installed by a licensed HVAC contractor. This can be a way to really save big on your next HVAC system purchase.
Buying wholesale is a great way to get a good deal no matter what kind of product you're buying. Make sure you investigate the system itself as well as the folks who will be installing it. By combining a wholesale discount with a tax rebate you could be looking at a very inexpensive wholesale HVAC system. With the right installation it will last you for many years to come.