HVAC – 4 Things to Look for in a Quality Contractor
There are several reasons that you need to find a quality HVAC contractor. Perhaps you are building a new home and you want to buy and install a new HVAC system for it. Maybe you just want to replace your existing system with a new one. Whatever the case is, you need to find a great HVAC professional to help you.
This is not always the easiest thing to do. There are many HVAC contractors out there. Not all of them do a great job or know just how to provide great customer service. So, how can you find a quality HVAC expert? Here are four things to look for.
1 – References
Talk to customers that have worked with a particular contractor in the past. Most people will be open and honest about giving their opinion of HVAC contractors that have done work for them. If they are particularly pleased with the work done, you are going to hear glowing reports that just might lead you to hire a great contractor. Ask an HVAC company for prior customer testimonials, but be aware that they will typically provide you only with the names of people who were totally satisfied with their work.
2 – Word-of-Mouth Reports
If you need to get unbiased, trusted opinions of various HVAC contractors, look to your family, friends, and neighbors. They will provide you with honest information and are not likely to sugar coat anything. If they had a great experience this is good news.
If they experienced problems with a contractor it does not mean you want to take them off your short list yet. Ask how the contractor worked to resolve the issue. Things happen during any kind of work on a home but it is how various problems are handled that matter most.
3- Positive Internet Reviews
One of the best sources for finding handymen, plumbers, electricians and HVAC experts is the Internet. Check to see what reviews are given for the contractors you are thinking of hiring. Remember that sometimes a negative or positive review can be misleading if it is standing out on its own. Be sure to weigh several reviews before making your determination about a contractor. You do want to look for one that has mostly positive reviews.
4 – Reference List Reviews
It is good to hear what real customers have to say on the Internet, but do not forget about sources like Angies’ List. Reference list review sites specialize in keeping track of all types of contractors including HVAC professionals. These reviews are about as unbiased as you can get.
Read all the good and bad points about various HVAC experts. Then, with all the information you have gathered weigh the information you have all together.
Next, contact three contractors out of the ones you have reviewed to get quotes and to see for yourself how well you like their customer service approach. Once you complete this step, you will surely find a quality HVAC contractor to help you get your new heating and air conditioning system installed.