How to Find the Right HVAC Contractor for Your Home or Business
Choosing the best HVAC contractor for your home or business can be tough due to the sheer number of options available. To make the decision even more difficult, it’s not like you choose an HVAC contractor every day. Fortunately, the HVAC experts at Comfort Systems can help. Whether you’re looking for an HVAC contractor for your home or business, make sure to ask the following questions
Does the Contractor Have Licensure & Insurance?
Your HVAC system is most likely the most expensive appliance in your home. As such, it makes sense to protect your investment with regular maintenance and services. However, not all HVAC technicians are created equally. And the one way you can separate an experienced HVAC contractor from the rest is by their licensure and insurance holding.
Why Is Licensure Important for HVAC Technicians?
When an HVAC technician has a license, it means they have proven and demonstrated the ability to properly install, service, and repair a variety of HVAC systems. Contractors with licensure ensure the company has the expertise to meet your residential and/or commercial needs. Before hiring a contractor, make sure to ask them about licensure.
Why Is Insurance Important for an HVAC Contractor?
In addition to licensure, make sure your HVAC contractor has the proper insurance coverages, especially liability. Having the right insurance is paramount in the event an accident or injury occurs on your property. As long as the contractor is insured, you will not be liable for damages. On the other hand, if you hire a contractor who isn’t insured, you could be held responsible for damages.
Ask About the HVAC Contractor’s Experience
Once the licensure and insurance boxes are checked, the next step is to check the HVAC contractor’s overall experience. Although longevity can’t guarantee the contractor will perform quality work, business stability can be a strong indicator that the HVAC contractor is doing something right. In addition, you can ask the HVAC contractor about the different certifications their technicians have. Certifications can speak volumes about the contractor’s dedication to the industry and using the latest best practices.
Check Out the HVAC Contractor’s Online Reviews
Another way to choose a commercial or residential HVAC contractor is through referrals. Simply put, word of mouth is a powerful and informed approach to choosing any type of service provider. You can get started by asking friends and family members for contractors they have successfully used previously. And if you are unable to ask friends or family members for referrals, you can always check out reviews. Most reviews are written by real customers and can offer you a first-hand impression of what it’s like to work with a contractor.
Ask About the HVAC Contractor’s Capabilities
When it comes to choosing an HVAC contractor, it’s imperative to choose one based on their experience with your job. While some HVAC contractors may specialize in single-family residential installations and maintenance, other contractors may focus more on commercial jobs. In either case, the contractor you choose should have the equipment, expertise, and scale to perform the job at hand.
For example, if you need HVAC installation for a multi-residential high-rise, it’s best to choose a contractor who has experience performing these types of jobs. Specifically, the contractor will need to have access to specialized equipment, such as the Equipter CR000 Series Mobile Crane, to perform the job efficiently and properly.
Ask for a Written Estimate
Unless you have a money tree growing in your backyard, the price is always a factor. As such, it’s important to compare estimates from multiple contractors. And when you request the estimate, make sure you get it in writing. This can make it easy to compare different written estimates, project timelines, and scopes of work. Whether you’re looking for a furnace installation, A/C replacement, or multi-residential HVAC maintenance, the written estimate should include the price as well as an itemized list of all of the tasks. When comparing estimates, remember that the cheapest service may not always be the best deal.
What Brands Does the Contractor Carry?
Another very important question you should ask as you consider different HVAC contractors is about the brands they carry and can confidently maintain. This is important because each brand and manufacturer’s system can be completely unique and have nuances. The best HVAC contractors will hire technicians and consultants who have the right training to install, service, and maintain each manufacturer’s systems according to factory specifications.
Contact Comfort Systems for the Best Residential & Commercial HVAC Contractors
Whether you need single-family residential HVAC, multi-family residential, or any type of commercial HVAC, the experienced contractors at Comfort Systems can and will help. At Comfort Systems, we are fully licensed, insured, and our contractors hold a number of additional, industry-leading certifications.
With decades of experience and a stellar reputation, Comfort Systems leverages the latest and most advanced equipment, such as the Equipter CR8000 series Mobile Crane to protect property and cut project time. Simply put, we have the experience, equipment, and expertise to perform any size and type of HVAC job.
Contact Comfort Systems today.