How to Pick the Best HVAC Contractor
Sooner or later you will need a professional to help you with your heating and cooling needs. This guide will help show you how to pick the best HVAC contractor to ensure your equipment is working properly, up to code, and in compliance with your warranty.
1. Are They Qualified?You spent a lot of money on your heating and cooling unit. You don’t want to skimp on an HVAC contractor who is not qualified to work on it. Techs must complete a number of hours of courses to qualify them to work on particular units. It is highly recommended you ask your prospective HVAC contractor relevant questions. These include: Have you done a job like this before? What sort of problems do you encounter with HVAC units like mine? What is the guarantee on parts and labor?
2. Are They Experienced?
Unfortunately, anyone can slap on a label that says “HVAC expert,” but it doesn’t make it so. Only experience in the makes, models, and area can make someone a true expert. You should know how long they have been working in HVAC, as well as their area of experience. Your HVAC contractor should also have insurance in the case of an accident. You don’t want an unfortunate incident to occur on your property that is not your fault and then be financially responsible for it.
3.What Kind of Reputation Do They Have?
In addition to the above, your HVAC contractor should also have a good reputation. You may ask trusted family members, friends, and neighbors who they use. Online reviews are also helpful. One of the most important items is to look for a brick and mortar operation who can easily be found when you need them.
4. Are They Certified / Licensed?
Did you know certain manufacturers require a certified or licensed technician work on your unit or it will void the warranty? For example, we are certified to work on Lennox models. If you were to hire someone else to do a task even as simple as basic maintenance, your warranty would be void. Make sure you know the make and model of your HVAC units before you make the call. In addition, make sure your HVAC contractor is certified to work on it. Each manufacturer may have their own certified HVAC contractor locator tool. For example, click here to get a list of certified Lennox techs in your area.