Do you need heating or cooling equipment maintenance? Perhaps you require equipment repair or replacement. No matter what HVAC services you’re looking for, you only want to work with a contractor that meets your needs and exceeds your expectations. Here are 10 qualities to look for when finding a good HVAC contractor for the job.
When a company has been in business for many years, it’s clear they’re knowledgeable, affordable, dependable, and have the ability to deliver quality products and service. Also, while it’s certainly not a requirement, it can be nice to work with a family-owned business that has been established for many years.
You can tell a company’s general level of expertise by observing how long they’ve been in business. Still, individual technicians should also have proper training and experience before you hire them to perform work on your HVAC system.
Licensing and Certification
Some homeowners forget to take the importance of licensing and certification into account when hiring an HVAC contractor. A certified contractor has proof that they meet minimum requirements and have the ability to satisfy their customers.
Learn the insurance and licensing requirements in Utah to ensure that the contractor you hire meets conditions established by the state. At a minimum, look for liability insurance—which protects you from litigation if a technician is injured on the job—along with worker’s compensation insurance—which ensures you’re not responsible for footing medical bills or lost wages in case of an accident on the job.
Credentials and Affiliations
Learn what professional trade organizations the company partners with. Certain credentials and affiliations boost your confidence in the contractor and may entitle you to receive a discount or extended warranty on new HVAC equipment.
Good Customer Service
First speak with friends, co-workers and neighbors to learn about their past experiences with certain HVAC companies in the area. Then read reviews online to further assess a contractor’s ability to deliver good customer service. Finally, ask a potential contractor or two for references. Ask these references about services, timeframes, budgets and their overall satisfaction with the contractor.
If you need new equipment installed, collect estimates from multiple contractors. This is a great way to compare costs. Just remember—while costs are certainly worth considering, a low-ball estimate is a sign of hidden fees or shoddy work. Consider costs alongside other qualities when finding a good HVAC contractor.
Repairing or replacing your HVAC system can be a hefty investment, but you can get a great deal without skimping on value if you take advantage of special limited-time offers from your contractor.
Look for an HVAC contractor that delivers energy-efficient products to save you money over the unit’s lifetime. You can tell if a product will provide significant, long-term energy savings if it sports the Energy Star logo.
Before work begins on a project, make sure you see all the details in writing, including project costs, job schedules, model numbers and warranty information. Both parties must sign the contract for your protection in case of litigation.
Mountain Air Conditioning & Heating is the reputable HVAC contractor you’ve been looking for. Our experience handling the heating and cooling needs of Northern Utah residents dates back to 1954. When you’re ready to work with a contractor that can meet your needs and exceed your expectations, please contact Mountain Air online or call us at (801) 416-2215.