When it comes time to choose an HVAC company, it is important to consider not just the cost of the service, but what kind of reputation the business has. Begin by asking around your local community and neighbors for referrals. Someone you know who has hired a particular HVAC business will be likely to give you the best, most reliable referral. Their opinion of quality, affordable service may vary greatly from yours, however, their opinions still make a good start.
Commercial HVAC technicians may be called on to diagnose problems with commercial refrigeration equipment, or they could be called in to fix basic issues that are affecting the functionality of some parts. Some HVAC companies have been certified by the Better Business Bureau. This is an indication that the technicians being employed have demonstrated an attitude of caring about their customers. Reputation is everything, and these professionals want to portray a professional image.
While it is important to choose a service provider who has experience with all kinds of HVAC equipment, it is also important to choose a provider who you feel will be helpful and reliable. Call your heating and cooling system manufacturer and ask them which technician would be best to install your HVAC equipment. They should be able to give you a few names of contractors they recommend. Ask family members, friends, coworkers and other individuals you can’t seem to find a name for any good HVAC repair companies. Chances are if you put enough time into the search you will eventually come up with several names of professionals you can call on.
Once you have a short list of potential contractors, call each one and schedule a consultation meeting. Most heating and cooling contractors offer this as part of their standard services and it allows you to have a one-on-one opportunity with the technician. If you don’t get along well with the contractor, there is no better way to gauge that person’s performance than through your first consultation. You will want to ask questions about their experience and training as well as their knowledge of various HVAC components and equipment.
At the consultation you want to make sure you understand the repair process and what is being completed. When your HVAC air handler or condenser goes out, it typically needs to be taken to a shop for repairs. Depending on the age of your unit, you may need to have the unit re-built or have a new air handler installed. If the damage is serious, your HVAC technician may suggest you contact an HVAC specialist to come do the repairs for you.
There are several advantages to hiring a professional HVAC contractor to take care of your heating and cooling system. Some professionals are specially trained to handle refrigeration units or dryer machines. They may even be knowledgeable enough to work on industrial sized air conditioners. On top of that, you will know that the technicians are experienced and will do a very good job when they are doing work on your unit. If you are uncomfortable letting your HVAC unit go to waste, consider hiring a professional HVAC contractor.