How to Find a Good HVAC Company
How to find a good HVAC company to maintain your heating and air conditioning systems can be a daunting project. A quick Google search for “HVAC Company” will instantly deliver numerous results in your local area. On Long Island and in New York City alone, there are literally hundreds of small and large companies to choose from.
So, how do you go about finding the right Air Conditioning and Heating Company for you and your home or business? Here 5 tips that will help you make an informed decision:
- Research: Find out about license and insurance requirements for contractors in your state and deal only with those who are properly licensed and insured to handle your HVAC system. Also, write down your maintenance history, air conditioner and boiler models and other important information so you can give a potential contractor concise information.
- Referrals & References: Ask your friends and neighbors for contractor referrals. Ask them about their experiences with the contractors they hired. Furthermore, you should ask potential contractors for call referrals. Make sure to ask about the contractor’s performance and budget meeting capabilities.
- Reviews: Many people base their decisions solely on Yelp! Or Google Reviews. While this is not the ideal way to evaluate a company, it is a good reference tool and should definitely be incorporated into your search. Some companies may not have many reviews, but that doesn’t mean they are not good.
- Service Contracts & Maintenance Agreements: Ask potential contractors if they offer any of these services. Having your system properly maintained is critical to the long-term health and performance of your system. If you are unsure about service or maintenance contracts, read here.
- Brands Carried: Make sure your HVAC contractor carries reputable brands such as Trane®, Mitsubishi Citi Multi®, Aprilaire®, LG® Daikin, Honeywell®, and others. You want both the contractor and the manufacturer to have a solid reputation for standing behind the products they sell.
How to find a good HVAC company should be a great deal easier if you follow the advice above, and always remember, a little research beforehand can save you time, money and headaches in the long run.