Top Qualities to Look for in a Qualified HVAC Contractor
Searching for a qualified HVAC contractor can be a little tricky, and it’s definitely not something you should treat lightly. After all, your heating and cooling equipment deserves the very best attention. But what qualities should you look for in a contractor? We suggest that you start with these:
Only trust a contracting company that employs technicians who have been certified by NATE (North American Technician Excellence). NATE provides technicians with proper testing to ensure their expertise.
State and local jurisdictions have guidelines for licensing and insurance each contractor must fulfill. Any reputable contractor won’t have a problem supplying you with documentation of this upon request.
Stake in the community
Every contractor has to start somewhere, but hiring one that has been in business for a while will help ensure professionalism and quality work. If you decide to go with a newer company, ask for a list of recent references.
Plenty of staff available
In addition to employing skilled technicians in the field, their office should be adequately staffed to avoid long waiting times for appointment scheduling, especially in an emergency.
Familiar with a variety of equipment
If your home utilizes standard heating or cooling equipment, such as a furnace or air conditioner, you’re probably fine wherever you decide to go. But if your home is equipped with non-standard equipment, like solar panels or a geothermal system, you should ask about the company’s experience with that particular system.
Doesn’t have “too good to be true” prices
Everyone wants to get a great deal, but if a contractor’s price seems too low, they may be cutting corners or are not being truthful about their experience.
At Sobieski Services, Inc., our goal is to help our customers in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey learn more about energy and home comfort issues – especially HVAC and plumbing issues – so that they can save money and live in healthier, more comfortable homes.
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