How to Properly Hire an HVAC Company
- Categories: Cooling
- Date: July 23, 2018
Whether you’re installing HVAC in a brand-new build, you’re shopping for a new system for an existing home, or your air conditioner has suddenly gone out in the middle of the dog days of summer, you will need an experienced HVAC company to help solve these problems. Here, you will learn some important tips for hiring the best HVAC company in your local area.
Only Hire Licensed and Insured Contractors
When an HVAC technician steps into your home, there is always the small risk that something could go wrong. If there’s damage to your house, or even if the technician gets hurt on the job, the company you’ve hired should have insurance to cover it. What’s more, most states require that only licensed HVAC technicians perform certain repairs as they relate to these systems and failing to do so may result in a voided warranty or even fines from the local government. Before hiring an HVAC company, be sure that company’s techs are licensed and insured.
There’s an old adage that says you get what you pay for, and the same can be said of HVAC companies to a degree. While saving money is always nice, it’s important that you don’t go by price alone when getting estimates. If you are in a new area looking for a trusted HVAC company to carry out a project, contact at least three different companies and ask them for estimates. If one is much higher or lower than the others, it could be a red flag; if the others are very close, then there’s a good chance they are far more accurate. Estimates can help you budget for your project, but they can also help you determine which companies in your area have your best interests in mind.
Client and Customer Satisfaction
You will also want to determine how satisfied the company’s previous clients and customers have been with the company’s work overall, and the good news is that you can do this in several ways. First, you can ask the company for references that you can call or visit to talk about their experiences. This is usually the best option. You might also choose to look them up on Google and check their rating or even visit the Better Business Bureau to learn about any existing or past complaints against the company or any of its techs. The more places you look and the more people you contact, the better.
Services and Policies
Finally, most homeowners want to build relationships with the companies they trust to provide services and repairs, and the same can be said with HVAC companies, too. Before hiring a company to perform a service, learn more about the services they provide and the policies they have. For example, some HVAC companies also provide plumbing and electrical services while others do not. Some HVAC companies offer emergency services overnight, on weekends, and even holidays while others simply do not. Determine what is important to you and ask questions before you make your decision.
Choosing the right HVAC company does not have to be difficult, but because there are dozens of companies in every metro area across the country, it can seem like quite the challenge. By following the advice found here, you can make the best possible choice and hire a company that will serve you well both now and in the future.
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