No matter where you are, you almost always have the option of going to a Big Box Company to have heating or air conditioning installed. Lots of these companies can be found in every large or mid-size city, and several smaller cities, as well. Even if you live in a very small town, you’ll likely know a Big Box Store nearby that provides HVAC service. These places often offer steep discounts or deals. Why should you choose local heating and air conditioning service centers over these places? We’ll tell you.
Supporting local businesses is always better for the local economy. It lets people maintain their small business and employ local workers. They can and often do give back to the local community in a variety of ways, and as locals themselves, they typically provide more personal service. However, when faced with the big discounts offered by major corporations, we can understand why supporting local business alone isn’t a strong enough reason.
Monetary concerns are real for most people throughout the country, so we understand why price is so important. With some research, you’ll likely find that your local independent HVAC service provider also offers regular sales and discounts, loyalty programs, and financing options. More often than not, these prices are pretty closely comparable to those mega “deals” you’ll find at Big Box Stores, plus you get more individualized service. Lots of independent local heating and air conditioning companies include service plans with their installations or repairs and are available on a more flexible schedule.
When you go to a large corporate store, you can often feel shuffled aside or ignored. It can be very difficult to find the individual service you want and it’s unlikely you’ll see the same repair person twice. It can feel like you’re not important or like they’re happy to wash their hands of the whole affair after installation is complete. Local businesses don’t operate that way. They can’t depend on selling a dozen other products and services to meet their bottom line and they can’t afford to alienate customers with poor service. Small companies understand that you have a lot of options and they’ll go out of their way to earn your business, both because they take pride in their work and because maintaining high quality work is how they continue to survive.
Next time you’re looking for HVAC service or repair, consider going with a smaller local company. They’ll take great care of you!