You have plenty of things to do around your home. Installing or repairing your HVAC system shouldn’t have to be one of them.
Reasons to Hire a Professional HVAC Company
Many people are under the assumption that they will save time and money by repairing or replacing their heating and cooling systems themselves. In reality, that DIY-mentality could end up costing you big down the road in energy bills, additional repairs, parts and time.
There are plenty of reasons to hire a professional to get the job done right. Here are just some:
HVAC companies can often get more efficient parts at a lesser cost than you can at the local hardware store. The extremely efficient parts that most companies use end up saving you money in energy bills throughout the year.
Let’s be honest, a skilled HVAC technician is going to be able to repair or replace a system faster than someone with no experience. When your home is freezing cold in the winter or unbearably hot in the summer, minimizing your system’s downtime is of the highest importance.
Professional technicians are trained and skilled on what it takes to safely repair or install a system. There are many things to consider, such as dangerous leaks and carbon monoxide, which can cause serious harm to you and your family.
Things to Look for in an HVAC Company
When hiring a company, look for the following to ensure you are getting quality HVAC service for the right price:
Ask around and see if you have a friend or family member who has recently used an HVAC company that they liked working with. If they would hire them again, chances are the company did a good job and you should consider them for your job.
Licenses and Certifications
Don’t be afraid to ask your technician if they are licensed and certified, and to see documentation. You want to feel confident in the work that is being done so do whatever it takes to achieve that level of confidence.
Testimonials or References
Look to work with a company that has a proven track record for success in your area. Browse the company’s website to see if they list any testimonials or success stories. If you don’t see any, ask the company if they can give you some references to contact.
Does the company offer any warranties on their work or the parts that they provide? It’s always best to ask exactly what the warranty includes and how long it lasts. Make sure the company will provide you with a copy of all warranties.
It’s always a good idea to ask for a list of current HVAC deals. Often companies will run monthly or quarterly specials on services or provide special financing options.