Why We Need to Visit Your Home to Give an Estimate

If you’re considering updating your old furnace, boiler, or central air system to a newer and more efficient model, you’ll of course be thinking of the big question – “How much is this going to cost?” You will likely do some Google searches and even call a company or two to get a rough estimate. But, more than likely, you’ll have a hard time getting anything even close to accurate without having a professional come out to your home first.

So why is it so important that we visit your home before giving you any dollar amounts?


With some many different heating options, it can be very confusing and overwhelming to choose the best heating or cooling system for your home and your specific needs – which is why at UGI Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, we strongly recommend a home visit to get an accurate evaluation and estimate.

As the experts in heating for over a century, we can attest that any reputable HVAC contractor will require an in-home evaluation of your existing system in order to evaluate the layout of the home and existing systems (including ductwork, wiring, pipes, etc.). This is also the time to discuss any problem areas, what you are looking for in the new heating or cooling system, and give you some actual options and prices for your new furnace, boiler or central air conditioning system.

This is an opportunity to also discuss available financing and rebates and to get several options at different price points from which to choose.

Different factors that can affect you estimated cost include:

  • Size of your home and size of the heating system needed
  • Evaluation of current system and layout
  • Two-stage vs. single stage options
  • Single-speed vs. variable speed blower motor options
  • Efficiency ratings
  • The presence of asbestos or other conditions that could cause a safety issue
  • Coding requirements and permits

Our proficient HVAC contractors will look for any existing problems with ductwork, layout, sizing, etc., and go over any problems you’re currently having, or any “wish list” items you may have to enhance your home’s comfort.

We take pictures and layout the new system, so that our installers can come prepared with all of the necessary parts and tools.

Additionally, we can work on financing and rebate options that can help you and your family while we’re in your home evaluating your options.

If you’re ready to move forward with getting a customized in-home consultation, please reach out to the experts at UGI Heating, Cooling & Plumbing – an HVAC company proudly serving customers in and around the areas of Harrisburg, PA, Lancaster, PA, Reading, PA, Chester & Montgomery Counties, and the Lehigh Valley, PA.

Safety and efficiency are our highest priority, and all of our team members receive continuous training on new technologies and manufacturers’ specifications. Our HVAC technicians and installers will make sure your new heating, cooling, or plumbing system is properly sized and installed to run more efficiently, potentially saving you significantly on both your upfront expenses and energy bills in the future.

We are here to help you enjoy your home in every season – Make an appointment for one of our services today.