Five things you should look for when hiring a contractor
Spring has finally sprung! So, hopefully, you are getting ready to schedule those preventative air conditioner/heat pump maintenance appointments. Did you know that the most important part of scheduling maintenance, repair, installation or replacement is finding the right HVAC technician to do the job? After all, your heating and air conditioning equipment is expensive, and you want your contractor to get the job done right – the first time.
Here are our five smart tips for finding a heating and air conditioning contractor.
- Turn to reviews. Online reviews can be a great source of information when it comes to hiring a contractor. If a contractor has a positive reputation with past clients, chances are they are going to continue that history of excellence.
- Don’t just go with the lowest bidder. There is a lot of money that goes into running a high-quality heating and air conditioning company. A quality contractor will be up-to-date on all training, permits, licenses and more. So, the contractor who offers the lowest cost, may not be as current on technology or may have cut corners to offer that lower rate.
- Make sure they are familiar with your equipment. Different service technicians may be trained on different equipment. Before you hire a contractor, make sure they are familiar with your particular brand.
- Turn to those close to you for recommendations. Get recommendations from your family and friends. Some of the best information you can get about your local heating and cooling servicers is by word-of-mouth.
- ALWAYS opt for a professional. At the end of the day, a trained heating and air conditioning professional is always going to be better than a “Mr. Fix-It” handyman-type of solution. Heating and air conditioning systems are complex. It requires special training to become completely familiarized with these complex systems. So, if you want the job done right, always turn to a professional.
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