You know you need to get your HVAC serviced, but how do you choose the right person for the job? Whether you’re scheduling an annual tune-up or in need of a repair, finding the right professional can be a challenge.
If you don’t know how to pick the best company from the bunch, consider these five questions. Asking each one of these questions as you research your options will make it easier to figure out a company’s qualifications, services, and expertise.
1. Are They Licensed?
The last thing you want is to hire an HVAC company that doesn’t have a license to operate. There are many small businesses that may do good work, but they do not have the official documentation required by the state.
You can look up HVAC contractor license requirements in your state online, then compare the qualifications to potential professionals on their site or through a phone call.
Additional certifications can help you be confident that the technicians working on your HVAC are qualified and up to date on industry knowledge. At MD Air Conditioning & Heating, we employ skilled professionals who have both NATE and NCI certification.
2. Are They Insured?
HVAC insurance protects both your home and the company. Don’t do business with anyone that doesn’t have proper insurance and can’t compensate for any accidental damages that may occur while they’re servicing your HVAC system.
3. What Services Do They Offer?
Is the company current on all the latest HVAC models? Can they help you be more energy-efficient and save money while servicing a newer system? You may want to upgrade your air conditioner in the future or install some modern technology such as a smart thermostat.
You want to choose a contractor that stays current in its field and can do an old-fashioned repair or simple tune-up as easily as an upgrade and replacement. Additional services like 24-hour emergency repairs are also good to consider when comparing contractors.
4. Do They Do Inspections?
A good HVAC contractor will check your home before they give you an estimate or charge you anything. They’ll take a look at your system’s airflow, inspect your insulation, check your air filter and make sure your system meets the manufacturer’s standards.
5. Do They Offer a Fair Price?
Compare estimates and service costs from at least three different companies before you make a final decision. Choosing the right HVAC professional needs to be about cost and industry experience. You deserve a professional that you can rely on and trust with both your money and your home’s heating and cooling.
MD Air Conditioning & Heating proudly services the Greater San Antonio area. We’re known for providing a variety of HVAC services, including indoor air quality assistance, to commercial and residential customers. Contact us today to schedule your next service call.Tags: Contractor, HVAC