Whenever you have a problem with your heating, air conditioning or ventilation, you are going to need to contact an HVAC company for help. There are also times where you just want to establish a relationship with an HVAC professional so you can enjoy regular maintenance and prevention treatments to extend the life of your home. It is better to establish that relationship now than to wait until you are in an emergency situation. But how do you go about determining how to choose an HVAC company? Here are some great tips for choosing your next professional service.
Check out the experience and certification. Any contractor worth your money will have the licensing available to show you upon your request. But you shouldn’t stop with just being licensed. You want an organization that has the kind of experience in this area to really know what they’re looking at and offer important maintenance tips based on your circumstances. So just being licensed is not enough – you need to ask about experience as well.
Pay attention to customer results. The first thing we want to do when we need to find a contractor is to ask our friends and family. And that’s a great starting place. But really, for a more accurate picture, you need to widen your search to include as many customers as possible. Websites that don’t generate a lot of customer feedback should be suspicious. Look especially for customer feedback about emergencies, since most people don’t bother to establish a relationship with an HVAC company until they are in dire need of one “right away.” Ask for references, as well.
Inspections are critical. Ensure that your technician wants to thoroughly inspect your system for air leaks, insulation and other components to ensure that he or she has the complete picture of your problem before giving you an estimate.
Following these tips will ensure that you are not just getting a trustworthy professional – you are establishing a relationship for the maintenance of your home.