3 Tips on How to Choose an HVAC Contractor

Every home has an HVAC system, and every homeowner will need an HVAC contractor at some point. Whether you’re looking for general service, HVAC repair, or a whole new heating and air conditioning system, you need to find a reliable service provider. Here’s how to find an HVAC contractor that’s trustworthy and reliable.

Tip #1: Look for Ones That Offer Free Estimates for New Systems and Reasonable Trip Fees for Repairs

A good HVAC contractor is always willing to provide a free estimate for new systems to their customers. For repairs most reputable firms charge a nominal trip fee to get the technician out to your home and spend time diagnosing the problem.  After that, you should be quoted a repair cost based on what the technician found. Insist on an in-person assessment. It’s critical for them to diagnose and understand the problem before giving an accurate estimate. Don’t let them ballpark it over the phone.

Tip #2: Make Sure They’re Licensed

Most states require licensing for HVAC companies and technicians. Knowing they have a license ensures they have the training and experienced in HVAC service and installation. Don’t hire a contractor without a license.

Tip #3: Check Their Reputation

With a plethora of online review sites available at your fingertips, it’s easy to check a company’s reputation before you give them your business. This is particularly important with service companies that come to your home. Doing your due diligence and checking reviews, both good and bad, can give you an idea of the reputation of an HVAC company before you hire them.

Three things to look for in an HVAC contractor include their attention to customer needs through a comprehensive estimate, whether they have a license, and their reputation. You can check all of these boxes by hiring the experienced professionals at G+S Heating and Air.

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