We charge for our evaluations and assessments since the report we provide can be used by any installing-dealer. It takes us approx. 2 hours in and around a home, and another 2 hours to put the report together. An in-house assessment is currently $350 + travel/mileage for the average-sized home. Some dealers will provide this assessment at no charge, however, they also might make you feel somewhat obligated to purchase from them and they may also try to force you into whatever brand they sell, or whatever units they have in-stock.  Some dealers around the country offer in-home assessments for $1200 or more as well. Request an honest and unbiased opinion today: