The HVAC system is one of the most expensive and important parts of any home. This means that you don’t want to trust your air conditioning or heating to just anyone and should always take time to make sure that whoever you hire is both reputable and experienced. To make this process easier, this article will explain the most important things to look for whenever you need HVAC installation, repair, or maintenance services.

Look for a Licensed Company

The first thing you need to do when considering hiring any HVAC contractor is to ensure that the company is fully licensed in the State of Texas. Choosing a licensed contractor gives you the added peace of mind that the work will be done correctly and that the company will fulfill the terms of the contract or agreement. All HVAC companies are required to renew their license with the state each year. If a company has numerous complaints from unsatisfied customers or issues where they previously didn’t complete the agreed-upon work, the state licensing board likely won’t renew their license.

Another reason it’s essential that you only ever hire a licensed HVAC company is that all licensed companies are required to be fully insured. This means that you will be protected against any possible liability issues should one of the company’s technicians suffer an injury while on your property. The contractor’s insurance will also cover any necessary costs should any damage occur to your home or your HVAC system during the work.

Focus on Qualifications and Certifications

Licensed HVAC companies are also required to have fully certified technicians. This is essential for ensuring that the person performing any work on your HVAC system is experienced and knows exactly what they’re doing. Modern HVAC systems are extremely complex. That means it takes years of education, training, and on-the-job experience before a technician can fully understand how to install, service, and repair different types of heating and cooling equipment.

Any work performed on your HVAC system by a certified technician isn’t just important for ensuring it is done properly. It also ensures that the warranty on your AC, heat pump, or furnace remains valid. Doing any work on your HVAC system yourself or hiring anyone who isn’t certified will automatically void the warranty on the unit. This means that if your system develops any issues due to a defect, you will have to cover the full costs to repair the issue or replace the unit out of pocket.

Find a Manufacturer Authorized Contractor

Most of the top HVAC manufacturers partner with certain independent contractors who have a proven track record of performing exceptional work and providing top-notch customer service. The manufacturers then review all of their authorized dealers each year to ensure that the contractor’s technicians undergo continuing education and are up to date with the latest trends and technology. This review also allows the manufacturer to make sure that the contractor continues to meet their strict installation and service standards and demonstrates a strong commitment to customer service. All these factors mean that choosing a manufacturer-authorized contractor or dealer is an easy way to ensure that the company knows what it’s doing and that your HVAC installation, repair, or maintenance needs are correctly handled.

At MD Air Conditioning & Heating, we’re proud to be a Trane Comfort Specialist and the only Bryant factory authorized dealer in San Antonio and Bexar County. We also work with other top brands like Rheem, Amana, Carrier and Ruud. Our company is a member of the Air Conditioning Contractors of America, and we’re also fully insured and licensed by the State of Texas. All of our technicians are NATE-certified and have years of experience installing, servicing, and repairing all makes and models of heating and cooling equipment. To maintain their certifications, they also undergo regular continuing education to ensure they remain fully up-to-date and capable of working on both new and old equipment.

We offer free, no-obligation estimates on all services, and our team will always try to work with you to find the best solution that is within your specific budget. We work with residential and commercial HVAC systems and always strive to provide same-day service whenever possible. HVAC issues can arise at any time, which is why we also offer evening and weekend services in case of emergencies. Contact us today to schedule any air conditioning, heating, or indoor air quality service and learn what makes us the most trusted HVAC company in the San Antonio area.

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