So, in your professional opinion, what is the preferred way for a customer to thankfully and politely decline a quote?
I got four for a new system. I was pleased with all the guys' professionalism. Only gripe is the company that did the original install quoted Goodman as their inexpensive option -- at a higher installed price than the others offering higher grade gear. But I still think they're a decent operation.
Just don't call them back? Or email a "thank you, but..."? Is explanation of my choice considered constructive criticism, or insulting? Should I mention whom I did go with?
One of the most economical proposals I received was from a contractor that also appears to work to super uptight clean installation standards. He's offering an American Standard system, which he says is re-branded Trane; any thoughts / opinions on the brand? Still waiting on something from fourth -- he's by far the most technical of the bunch, but I'm expecting the highest dollar quote from him (which may still be the best long term value, will see.)