03 Oct The Right HVAC Company: An FAQ Guide
Finding a truly great HVAC company can be a challenge. You shouldn’t allow just anyone to come in and work on your air conditioning or another component of your HVAC system. One way to make your search simpler is by asking yourself a series of questions when you’re considering a few different HVAC companies. Keep watching for some of the FAQs to consider when choosing an HVAC company.
WHAT’S THEIR EXPERIENCE?
You do not want to work with a company that has only been in business for a year or two. That company probably won’t be able to provide you with the kind of high-quality HVAC services that you need. Instead, you should look around for HVAC companies that have been around for years now, if not decades. In a perfect world, the company that you hire to help you will have at least 20 or 25 years of industry experience. This will ensure that a company knows what they’re doing when they come into your home to install, maintain, or repair your HVAC system. It’ll also show that they’ve earned the trust of many other homeowners in the Seattle area.
WHICH SERVICES OFFERED?
Let’s say that you need help with your home’s AC. You want to work with a company that can provide you with a slew of AC-related services, like installation, maintenance, repair, and more. You aren’t going to need to take advantage of all these services at once. But it’ll be nice to know that you can call on a company in the future if you need to get access to those services.
LICENSE AND INSURANCE?
Write this down and circle it with a red marker: You should never, ever, ever work with an HVAC company that isn’t licensed and insured! If you do, it could prove to be one of the worst mistakes you ever make as a homeowner. A business license legitimizes a company. It shows that they’re registered to work in your city and that they’ve gone through the proper training to work on HVAC equipment. HVAC insurance, meanwhile, protects both you and a company in the event that an accident takes place during an HVAC job. You won’t have to worry about getting saddled with medical bills or repair costs in the aftermath of an accident.
Every HVAC company will tell you that they provide the best HVAC services. But great HVAC companies go above and beyond talking themselves up and allow their customers to do it for them. If you’re on the fence about whether or not to choose a company, ask them to set you up with a list of references. Call several of the company’s past clients to see what they have to say about them. This will let you know what others in your community think about a particular company.
WHAT ABOUT PRICING?
When you’re in the process of trying to find an HVAC company, it’s easy to allow yourself to get too caught up on price. Many homeowners make the mistake of hiring whichever company offers them the lowest prices on products and services. But rather than just accepting the lowest quote and working with the company that provided it, look for the company that offers you both the best products and services and the fairest prices for them.
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