Locating a great HVAC professional can be an annoying as well as intimidating experience. This is due to the fact that there are countless HVAC professionals to pick from and you have no way of objectively knowing which contractors are worth hiring.
This process, however, can be easier if you understand what qualities to look for when choosing an HVAC service.
Is properly certified
An HVAC service should hire technicians certified by NATE. This is a sign that the firm hires professional, efficient, and well-informed technicians.
Has a strong reputation
It pays to look for an HVAC contractor with consistently great reviews. Log on to the BBB website to find potential contractors. This website is a good platform that rates companies on the scale of A+ to F.
Is a member of a professional association
Look for HVAC contractors who are members of ACCA. You can log on to the ACCA site and search for contractors who belong to this association.
Surveys your property before giving cost estimates
Before coming up with any specific estimate, an HVAC professional should always take a tour of your home. Ignore any professional that tries to give you estimates on the telephone without taking a tour of your house.
They could give you a low estimate via the phone and then increase the price when they come over to your house.
Sells high-quality products
Ask potential HVAC professionals if they sell items with energy star rating. This ensures you get high-quality, energy-efficient equipment.
Works in a nearby office or shop
An HVAC professional should be ready to welcome you to their office or shop. An HVAC contractor with a shop/office is an indicator that the company has been operational and will remain so, securing the warranties and guarantees they’ll give.
Can provide you with yearly heating and cooling bills
Using cooling-load and heat-load calculations, a good HVAC contractor can calculate your home’s estimated yearly bills for whatever equipment they’re recommending you install.
Will persuade you to purchase higher energy-efficient equipment
Contractors who aren’t familiar with the latest HVAC equipment and technology don’t know how to set them up and will dissuade you from purchasing higher energy-efficient equipment. A good HVAC contractor should be able to set up the latest energy-efficient equipment and can tell you how much money you can save by buying these models.
Unlikely to offer the lowest price
When you start your search, please don’t go for the cheapest price. You’ll most likely find a shady contractor who is uninsured, unlicensed, and works from home. They’ll most likely install your equipment poorly, leading to increased energy bills.
You should consider the price once you’ve whittled down your choices to two or three reliable HVAC professionals.