How to Choose the Right HVAC Contractor for Your Install and Service Needs
When it comes to the effectiveness of your home’s heating and cooling system, hiring the right HVAC contractors can make all the difference. But in order to choose the best contractors for your project, you need to do your due diligence. Follow these steps to find the right HVAC contractor for your installation and service needs.
- Conduct Research
For starters, look up your local HVAC companies on review sites, like Angie’s List and HomeAdvisor, and read any provided testimonials. You should also obtain referrals from friends, family and current and past customers if available. Always work with HVAC contractors that have a well-established reputation for quality installation and service and a dedication to customer satisfaction. Even small things, like timely arrival for appointments and prompt response to inquiries, can make a significant difference.
- Check Credentials
To ensure you’re working with a professional company – not untrained technicians – check to see if they’re licensed. Reputable businesses, like Custom Aire, often list their license numbers right on their site for maximum transparency and will provide them when requested if not displayed online. Also, you’ll want to see if their HVAC contractors are North American Technician Excellence (NATE)-certified. These are technicians that have demonstrated their competency with HVAC systems, so you can rest assured they bring a superior level of expertise to each job.
- Browse Their Offerings
Your heating and cooling system is only as good as the products the HVAC contractor installs. Before scheduling an appointment, consult their product offerings. Do they install the best names in the industry, like Carrier and Mitsubishi, or do they only offer HVAC products from low-quality brands? While bargain brands might save you money upfront, you’re likely to see greater costs over time when the equipment fails to perform. In addition to selling new equipment, the right HVAC company should provide ongoing support and service, including maintenance and repair.
Finding a reputable and honest HVAC contractor can be difficult, but at Custom Aire, we make it easy. For almost 50 years, we’ve served residential and commercial customers in Bucks, Philadelphia and Montgomery Counties. Contact us today to speak with a comfort specialist about your HVAC needs.