Finding HVAC Professionals Near You
Finding a reputable HVAC company near you can be exhausting and nerve-wracking. You want to choose someone who is reliable, honest and above all, competent.
You can do this if you do your research, ask questions and use your better judgment. This way you will be sure to find the right HVAC contractor for your home.
Do The Research
Go online and search for HVAC contractors in Google. Go to their website. Take a look at the services they provide. Visit the Contractors Board in your state to check if they are licensed, bonded and insured.
Search for customer reviews on Google+ Local, Angie’s List, Home Advisor, and Yelp. A word of caution:
Some dishonest contractors will pay for Five Stars reviews. So, use your better judgment. Ask your friends and neighbors if they have an HVAC contractor that they trust.
Ask a Lot of Questions
Once you have narrowed it down to five candidates, give them a call and ask a lot of questions, such as:
- What services do you offer?
- What areas do you work in?
- Do you offer flat rates?
- Do you provide emergency service?
- Do you guarantee the work you do?
- How long is your warranty?
- Are they licensed? Ask even if they are listed on the Contractors Board. (Asking will show that you are a savvy consumer).
- Check with the Better Business Bureau for any red flags.
- Don’t accept an estimate over the phone.
- Don’t accept any quotes over the phone
- Be wary of a very low estimate.
- Ask for references and call them up. A reputable contractor will be able to provide you with references. Call them up to ask how the job went and if it was finished in a timely manner.
- Make sure that all work to be done is itemized and in writing.
Don’t accept a quote over the phone! A professional HVAC contractor will come to your home before the job begins to determine the issue. They will measure your space and determine the size of equipment you will need in case they need to replace your system.
They will also inspect the ductwork and insulation in your home. After the inspection, the contractor will have a better understanding of what the nature of the problem is. A good HVAC contractor will always want to inspect your home before you both sign on the dotted line.
Trust Your Instincts
Research and asking questions are not enough when looking for a high-quality contractor near you. Listen to your instinct. If something doesn’t feel right, walk away.
A reputable contractor will take their time to explain the scope of the work they are going to do in your home. They will make sure that you understand all aspects of the job before they get started.
Call Comfort-Air Engineering, in San Antonio, TX for a consultation with a knowledgeable expert. Someone is always standing by to take your call and answer any questions you may have.
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