HVAC systems are significant investments for homeowners, and they can last for more than a decade. It’s extremely important you find an HVAC contractor that you can trust to provide quality work at an affordable cost. With so many different HVAC technicians and companies available, it can be difficult to find one that will leave you satisfied. Unfortunately, the price of hiring a bad HVAC company can be costly; you have to fix the bad installation and go without an HVAC system for weeks.
Thankfully, you have control over who you hire, it’s just a matter of finding the right company! We will go over all the major steps to finding a trustworthy HVAC company. At the end of this blog, you’ll have the blueprint to finding a quality HVAC company and ensuring your home comfort for years to come.
Know Your Unit
You should know your HVAC system inside and out: what type of system it is, what fuel it requires, how it operates, and how old it is. Knowing your heating or cooling system is the best way to know how it should be operating msot of the time, as well as recognize any future problems that may occur.
At TemperaturePro, we believe that knowledge is power. The first step to finding a good HVAC company is knowing where you currently stand. If you know when your HVAC system is running well, it will be hard for an HVAC scammer to take advantage of your situation and suggest repairs you don’t need. Once you know your HVAC system, the next step is to get to know your local HVAC contractors.
A quick Google search can show multiple HVAC companies in your area, but that alone isn’t enough. Each HVAC company should have online reviews available to read on multiple sites. There should be numerous Google & Facebook reviews, as well as profiles on Angie’s List and Home Advisor where you can read customer feedback. Reading customer feedback is a great way to get an idea of what company does good work, because customers are typically honest about their experience.
You can also find out what kind of licenses and certifications each company has. This will give you a little more background information on their capabilities as a company. We highly recommend any HVAC contractor that you hire is licensed within the state you live.
Online reviews are a great way to gather a lot of trustworthy information about a company, but trusted sources can’t be replaced. Someone close to you will give you accurate and honest information about their experience with a company.
We recommend talking to your friends and family. One of them is likely have had to make an HVAC-related purchase within the last 5 years. If they were scammed by a bad HVAC contractor, they can warn you and help you avoid the same fate!
Talk To The Companies
Once you have done your research on the different HVAC companies out there, now is the time to make some phone calls. Get more than one opinion about what you need and obtain multiple quotes! It’s important that you don’t limit your options and that you go with whoever makes you feel most comfortable.
Make sure you get those quotes in writing, and that all quotes are accurate throughout the purchase and installation process. HVAC scammers are likely to utilize bait and switch tactics to make you pay more than the original quote. Having the written quote will be useful if that occurs.
Trust Your Gut & Your Knowledge
Be confident in the research you have done; if something doesn’t sound right, ask a question. Any good HVAC company will do everything they can to answer all of your questions and make sure your mind is at ease throughout the process. Don’t let yourself be taken advantage of by an HVAC scammer!
We hate to see homeowners get taken advantage of by untrustworthy HVAC technicians. That’s why when it comes to HVAC ownership, we stress that consumers be knowledgeable and prepared. It is our hope that this blog helps you find a quality HVAC company next time you need one.
The people in Louisville and the surrounding community are not just our customers, but our neighbors. You can count on TemperaturePro to always deliver quality HVAC products and services. Contact us today!