Hiring the right HVAC contractor to work in your home is very important. Making sure that you get a professional contractor will save you both time and money. You don’t want to get caught up having to deal with a HVAC contractor that does poor work or even worse scams you out of your hard earned money. There are a few ways to ensure that you are protected when hiring a professional HVAC contractor.
The first thing anyone should do when allowing someone to work in and around your home is to ask for a professional business license. If the contractor cannot produce a local or state issued license then nine times out of ten you can bet there is something shady about the contractor. Having a business license proves that the contractor is responsible and keeps up with all the necessary paperwork to conduct business in his or her local area.
The second thing you want to look for is if the contractor is bonded and insured. Being both bonded and insured means that if anything happens while the contractor is working on your property, you the homeowner are protected. If something goes wrong and the contractor damages your home or belongings in any way you are insured that you will recover the damages. This is very important and all professional HVAC contractors should be able to produce proof of these documents before they start to work on your HVAC unit.
The third way to make sure that the contractor you are looking to hire is legit, ask them for references. Nothing can speak more loudly than the voice of those people the contractor has served in the past. You can bet that if your contractor can’t come up with at least three legitimate references that they have something to hide. Once your contractor has given you the references don’t hesitate to call them and ask about the quality of work the contractor did for them and if they were satisfied with the outcome.
With these three tips you will be well on your way to finding a high-quality HVAC contractor to fit your needs. Don’t get fooled by a less than professional contractor. Follow these simple guidelines and protect you and your home.
Are you in need of a HVAC contractor in the Reading area? Call The Plumbing Works at (610) 440-3555 and schedule a service call today!