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Crowdsourcing re: How To Get Three Bids On A New AC & Heating System

We are seeking our reader input on the topic of getting three bids, proposals or price quotes on replacement AC and heating equipment.

Essentially, we want to hear your experiences on the two main ways to get bids: (a) contacting one company that has a contractor network and has three (or some predetermined number of) contractors to contact you, versus (b) selecting and contacting contractors directly yourself.

In addition to items you want to write about, we would like to know the following:

  • Who set the appointment?
  • What went well?
  • Where did problems arise?
  • Would you use the same process again?
  • What, if anything, would you do differently?

At the same time, we would like to hear your experiences how specific items that are not addressed or emphasized on many bid proposals can affect the outcome.  In particular, how the existing equipment such as ductwork, wiring, etc. was handled.

We look forward to hearing from you and helping others learn from what went well (or otherwise).