What To Look For When Hiring a Heating & Cooling Company
Looking to hire heating and cooling services? There are many factors to consider before you hire an HVAC company, which with a little extra investigation, can save you money in the long run. Unskilled technicians can easily cause damage and ruin your investment. It is best to do your homework in advance. Below are key points to look into before choosing an HVAC contractor.
Above all, double and triple check that the company you are considering hiring is licensed. If you are unsure of what type of licenses and certifications are required for an HVAC company, contact your local government representative. Ask to see a copy of all certification for your own peace of mind. Additionally, contacting the Better Business Bureau is always a wise decision. This ensures that the HVAC company you are choosing does not have a negative rating.
You would not let someone who did not have a medical degree treat you or your family for an illness. This rule applies to HVAC company as well. A person needs to have extensive experience with references in the field. Ask yourself, “Does this HVAC company have references that you can contact?” If so, call several of them and ask them to rate their experience. Did they arrive on time? Did they honor their contract? Were they professional and courteous? Additionally, do your detective work and make sure to find out how long the company has been in business. Another great question to ask is if any of the contractors have specialized certification.
Any tradesman that works in your home should always have liability insurance in case of injury or accidental damage. Ask the HVAC company if they are insured and to see a copy of such. You may also want to inquire if the HVAC company has Worker’s Compensation insurance in case of injury on the job. Better safe than sorry!
A smart consumer does their homework in advance to make sure they are informed and make a proper decision when selecting an HVAC company.
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