The Honest Thomas Fair Comparison Guarantee is our unwavering commitment to providing you with a transparent and equitable comparison of heating and air conditioning systems. We are dedicated to ensuring that our clients receive the utmost value for their investment, and our goal is to empower you to make an informed decision by presenting accurate and unbiased information. Just as when purchasing a car, we believe it is essential to compare systems that are identical to one another.

We ensure that the systems we compare are closely matched in terms of size (tonnage), scope of work, specifications, warranties, and customer ratings. This ensures a fair evaluation and eliminates any discrepancies that may arise from comparing dissimilar systems.

Our guarantee is built on the principles of fairness and transparency, and we strive to maintain these values in our pricing. To uphold this commitment, we kindly request that the comparison be “apples to apples” in terms of equipment, warranties, and guarantees. This approach empowers you to make a confident and well-informed decision about your heating and air conditioning needs while giving us the opportunity to match and showcase the value of our offerings alongside other competitive options.

Honest Thomas Approved

To ensure a fair comparison, we employ the following criteria:
  • Written/Digital Proposal: The proposal provided by the competitor must be in writing or digital format, and it should be verifiable. We require that the proposal be dated within the last 30 days to ensure up-to-date information.
  • Better Business Bureau Standing: The competitor must have equal or superior standing with the Better Business Bureau, reflecting their commitment to ethical business practices and customer satisfaction.
  • State Licensing and Insurance: We only consider competitors who are licensed by the State of South Carolina and have the necessary insurance coverage. This requirement ensures that they meet the legal and regulatory standards for operating in our area.
  • Business Experience: The competitor should have a minimum of 5 years of experience, specifically with the same materials, scope of work, and warranty. This criterion guarantees that they possess the necessary expertise and track record in handling comparable projects.

By adhering to these criteria, we ensure that our comparison is fair, accurate, and reliable. Our Honest Thomas Fair Comparison Guarantee is our pledge to assist you in making the best choice for your heating and air conditioning system needs.


Choosing the right contractor for your heating and cooling system can be a crucial decision. To ensure you make an informed choice, here are some important factors to consider:

Customer Reviews

Taking note of customer feedback is essential. One or two negative reviews may not be cause for concern, as every company can have occasional hiccups. Consistent patterns of poor reviews might indicate underlying issues.

Strong Guarantees

A reliable contractor will always stand behind their work with a solid warranty. This guarantee demonstrates their commitment to providing quality services and customer satisfaction.


Opt for a contractor who values clear communication and transparency. A reliable contractor will be upfront about the scope of work, project timelines, and any potential challenges that may arise. Openness and responsiveness create trust and a better client experience.

Unrealistic Promises

Some companies may offer extremely low prices initially, but be wary of such claims. Sometimes, these lowball offers can lead to subpar products and services, and they might even increase costs unexpectedly later on.

Qualified & Licensed Technicians

Your HVAC system deserves the expertise of trained specialists. Verify that the contractor you hire has a South Carolina Mechanical Contractors License, ensuring that your system is in capable hands.

Insurance & Protection

Ensure that the contractor you choose has appropriate insurance coverage. This safeguards you against any potential liabilities in case of injuries to their technicians or damage to your property during the project.

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