When it comes to hiring an HVAC contractor there’s a lot of thought and preparation that should be done leading up to a decision. It’s in your best interest to ask questions, conduct research and get to know who you will be doing business with before you commit to hiring anyone.
A heating or cooling system is a major investment in the home that can last a decade. That’s why we want to make sure that you have the knowledge and confidence you need to make sure you make the best possible decision when it comes to picking an HVAC company. Here are the steps to take when hiring an HVAC company.
Step 1: Research
The first thing you must do is do your research. Being prepared and knowledgeable helps a lot when it is time to call an HVAC contractor. A lot goes into the research stage, and a lot of questions need to be asked before you should make a decision.
So, here are the important things to find out:
- Learn about the license and insurance requirements for contractors within your state and the contractors you’re looking into.
- Know your unit, its maintenance history, and how it acts when running properly.
- Research your local HVAC contractors. Check out their website. Are they certified? Do they provide quality products and the services you need?
- Look for reviews online and see what they say.
- See what financing and specials are offered. Do these plans and discounts apply to you?
- What kind of maintenance plans do they offer? Will they assist you after the installation process is over?
All these questions should be answered before you decide who should be providing your home with heating and cooling services.
Step 2: Talk to Your Neighbors
At TemperaturePro, we like to say, “Friends don’t let friends hire bad HVAC companies.” So go out and talk to your friends, your neighbors and the people you trust for referrals. They may have had a great experience with an HVAC company or a bad one. Either way, any information you can get on others past experiences is valuable information when it comes to making a decision.
Step 3: Get An Estimate
It’s time to contact some HVAC companies, get an estimate, and get few opinions. The best companies will provide a second opinion for free. Make sure you get that quote for products and/or services in writing. A trusted HVAC contractor will walk you through the reasons why they suggest a unit, and why it costs a certain amount so you will be completely informed.
Step 4: Know What to Expect
After you’ve done your research, received estimates, and made an appointment, be ready for what’s to come. You know your HVAC and you know the company you hired, so make sure there are no surprises; if something feels wrong, don’t be afraid to trust your gut. A great HVAC company will walk you through the buying and installation process so that there are no surprises, and you never feel uncomfortable.
Step 5: Sit Back and Relax
Congratulations you’ve done it! The time and effort it took to find the right HVAC contractor will be well worth the benefits you receive, and once you’re done it’s time to reap the rewards. With every passing month and season, you will thank yourself for not taking any shortcuts when it came to your in-home comfort. Now sit back, relax, and enjoy the fact that you’re on the path to living comfortably at an affordable price, you’ve earned it!
Let TemperaturePro Work For You
Heating and cooling units are major investments that shouldn’t be taken lightly. A single HVAC unit can last around 20 years, so make sure you get the most out of yours. That starts with hiring the right people for the job. At TemperaturePro, we understand the process of hiring an HVAC company is a long and arduous journey, and that’s why we do our best to make that process a smooth one by communicating clearly with our customers and make sure there are never any surprises.
We’re ready, willing, and able to help you find the perfect heating or cooling system. You can trust in our diligence to get the job done correctly, in a timely fashion, and at a great price. So don’t hesitate, contact TemperaturePro today!