Important information for finding a reputable HVAC company
The odds are good that you’ll have plenty of different HVAC companies to pick and choose from in your local area when it comes time to find a reputable HVAC supplier. In fact you’ll probably be overwhelmed by the selection of product and service providers and it may be quite a lengthy process selecting the business that meets your needs so here’s a few tips from Progressive Heating & Air. These tips aim is to speed up the process of selecting a reputable HVAC supplier for your own home or investment property.
HVAC Systems Are Complex So Only Use The Experts
A common belief is HVAC systems are easy to maintain and fix so any ole handyman will do the job well. However it’s the opposite, HVAC systems are so complex only suppliers with product expertise should work them.
The first thing that you have to do when searching for a reputable HVAC business to install and maintain your systems is to verify they legitimacy as a bonafide specialist HVAC supplier. Beware of your ‘jack of all trades’ businesses offering to work on HVAC systems and ductwork without the licenses, etc to get the job done right.
Always – ALWAYS – choose to work only with legitimate professionals with the licenses, insurance, and bonding certificates that you can actually verify personally so your insurance is valid. Tempting as it may be, accepting a cheap deal on repair to save a few dollars and you may end up with a much bigger problem on your hands i.e. an HVAC unit that’s now uninsurable.
Ask questions about the business and get customer references
Companies within the same industry will promise the same services, and the same high quality, at rock-bottom prices so rather than taking them at face value you need to smarter questions about their expertise, experience and customer service. We all have different requirements. Make sure you know what you want from an HVAC supplier. What do you absolutely need versus what can you forego i.e. is price more important than customer service or vice versa.
You need to ask questions about past work carried out by the business’s engineers i.e. installation and maintenance similar to your requirements. You’ll want to know that they have a proven track record for successfully completing this kind of work in the past, that they know what they are up against should things go wrong. Your focus here is to make sure they’re not learning on the job – i.e. your HVAC system so there’s no unwanted surprises popping up along the way.
“Proof is in the pudding” as the saying goes so we encourage you to get customer references but more importantly commence your hunt for a supplier by getting some referrals from people you know. Referrals are the best starting point and then you can shorten your process of selection. That said you’ll still want to find out get a general overview of their business including their financial status and partnership agreements with product manufacturers.. It’s never a bad idea to ask about the particular brands that a company carries, the experience with your HVAC system that they have, any tax credits or rebates that they may make available or that the government will provide you for having this work done, or any service contracts and guarantees that they are going to provide you with as part of your HVAC system work.
Obviously, questions about payment schedules, work schedules, milestones, and deadlines should also be brought up ahead of time. You want to make sure that you get all of this information squared away before you sign on the dotted line, as you may find out that your ideal date of completion is nowhere near the date of completion that this HVAC company was shooting for.
Finally reputation is everything and this is what you really want to know about any supplier so your research may also extend to understanding if the business has a good reputation not just in the supply of their products and services but also in the local community.