Just like the effort you put into hiring a lawyer, real estate agent, or doctor, you must take the time to do a few things before you choose just any HVAC repair company. Barrus Heating and Air, a local Summerville heating and air repair facility, says to narrow down your search, consider these tips to hiring an HVAC repair company to maintain your heating and cooling system in your home or at your business.
1. The most important thing you must consider is hiring an HVAC repair company that is licensed and insured. Just because they have a business card, an ad in the paper, or were referred by a friend, doesn’t guarantee they are in fact insured. Make the mistake of hiring a company not insured, and if they do any damage to your home during the job, you are on the hook. Make sure you ask the company for proof they are insured and licensed.
2. The best HVAC repair company will have little trouble giving you references because they stand behind all their work. Call a few references and ask about the contractor’s performance and how timely the work was completed.
3. If you are in need of a new HVAC system, this will be one of the most costly expenses you will incur as a homeowner. Shop around for special offers like rebates on energy-efficient ENERGY STAR qualified equipment.
4. Perhaps the best way to narrow down the search when you are looking for a skilled and qualified HVAC repair company is to schedule a home evaluation. During this process, the representative for the company will spend a considerable amount of time inspecting your current system and assessing your needs. The contractor should be inspecting every inch of your system and making recommendation on paper. Getting a written estimate is the only way to ensure there is no confusion when the bill comes due.
5. Get written estimates from several HVAC repair company’s before you make a decision. Compare the prices, the energy efficiency, and the warranty offered. The lower price might not always be the best deal if the warranty is weak or the efficiency is less.
Due to the high cost of getting a new system installed, you want to make sure you ask all your questions up front, and get it all in writing. If you are working with a licensed and insured HVAC repair company that took the time to clearly put it all down in ink, you will get exactly what you are paying for when the job is complete.