5 Things To Keep In Mind When Hiring A HVAC Contractor
The U.S. HVAC industry employs some 301,123 people in a wide range of businesses and companies across the nation. The good news? There are many quality HVAC contractors out there, offering a wide variety of services. Unfortunately, this can make it rather difficult to find the right commercial HVAC provider for you.
But how do you know if they're worth your business? What traits should you look for in an HVAC company?
Here's a list of what to keep in mind when signing on for any HVAC service:
1. They Have Proper Certification
All HVAC companies should hire North American Technician Excellence (NATE) certified technicians and personnel. Having a staff of certified individuals can tell you that the company hires technicians who are efficient, knowledgeable, and professional. This means you'll get the service you need, without the hassle.
2. They Don't Discourage Newer Equipment
A good commercial HVAC provider doesn't ignore the latest technology due to their inability to install it. A contractor that doesn't stay up to date with the technology in their industry isn't one that you want to do business with. Quality contractors will always know how to install the latest pieces of equipment.
3. They Likely Aren't the Cheapest
Don't start your search looking at the lowest price, you'll limit your ability to find quality services from the start. You want individuals that are licensed and insured! These professionals will install your equipment properly, and with the highest efficiency rates.
Only consider prices after you've narrowed down your choices to two or three quality contractors.
4. They're a Member Of Professional Organizations
You should look for companies that are members of professional groups like the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA). You can search the organization's website for contractors in your area that are ACCA Quality Assured, which means they're guaranteed to give you great results.
5. They Survey Your Property Before Pricing
A contractor that comes to your home to survey it before making estimations is a good contractor. These surveying visits typically encompass checking for leaks, clogs, or any other common HVAC issues. Anyone that tries to quote you over the phone before seeing your home is unlikely to do a good job or is likely to raise their prices.
Always ask if a contractor will come to your business or home before agreeing to anything.
All of these tips can apply to commercial HVAC providers and residential ones. You want to make sure that you get the best services for both. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us. We're here to provide excellent, professional HVAC services.