Find a Reputable HVAC Contractor With These Tips

Find a Reputable HVAC Contractor With These TipsWhen you hire an HVAC contractor, you’re essentially putting your family’s safety and comfort in their hands. This makes it vital to vet HVAC contractors before you make a choice. Here are some helpful tips on how to find a contractor you can rely on:

Make a Short List of Contractors

Start by asking friends, neighbors, co-workers, and family for the names of contractors they recommend. You can also research online and contact area associations to gather the names of local HVAC companies. Once you’ve created a list of likely prospects, narrow it down to three or four names by checking online reviews and each contractor’s standing with the Better Business Bureau to judge their reputation and reliability.

Verify Certifications and Proper Insurance Coverage

HVAC contractors who care about the quality of the services they provide insist that their technicians are fully trained on the latest industry best practices, and certified through the North American Technician Excellence (NATE) program. The best HVAC companies also have workers’ compensation and liability insurance in place to protect their customers.

Check Customer References

An honest HVAC contractor should willingly provide you with the names and contact details of prior customers. Be sure to call each one and ask about their satisfaction with the work performed, if it was completed on time and budget, and whether they’d hire the company again.

Expect an On-Site Inspection

Reputable HVAC professionals won’t give you a ballpark quote for a service over the phone. Instead, they’l schedule a time to visit your home so they can talk about your needs and expectations. If you need new equipment installed, a contractor should also perform a detailed load calculation to ensure that the correct capacity is chosen.

Insist on a Written Estimate and Signed Contract

Dependable contractors will give you a written estimate for the services you need, and provide a contract that you’ll both sign that covers the scope of the work, new equipment details, project timeframe and any workmanship guarantees.

If you’re seeking a reputable HVAC contractor in the Middletown area, contact us at C.R. Wolfe Heating & Air Conditioning.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Middletown, New York about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about HVAC contractors and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 845-367-4482.

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