Hiring an HVAC Contractor? Questions to Ask to Choose the Best Professional
When hiring an HVAC contractor for your Corpus Christi area home, you obviously want nothing less than the best. But exactly how do you find the right contractor for the job? We suggest that you start by asking these important questions:
Are They Properly Licensed, Bonded and Insured?
Your local area and/or state will have certain requirements for being licensed, bonded and insured. A reputable HVAC contractor won’t have any problem providing you with documentation proving that they meet these requirements, upon request.
Can They Provide You With a List of References?
In order to receive a random sampling, we suggest that you choose a letter from the alphabet and ask for a list of references with last names matching that letter. Then call each person on the list and ask about his or her experience with the company’s work ethic, time completion, quality of work, etc.
Do They Have Experience With Your Particular System?
While most homeowners still use traditional systems such as air conditioners, furnaces and heat pumps, some households utilize alternative systems such as radiant heat, geothermal and solar energy. Whatever you’re using for energy, make sure that the contractor has plenty of experience with your system. This will ensure that any maintenance, repair or replacement goes smoothly.
Which Brands Do They Carry?
Your home deserves only the best of the best, so it’s a good idea to know which brands a potential contractor uses in their business. It should go without saying that these brands should always be backed by Energy Star to ensure the maximum level of energy efficiency.
Will They Perform a Home Evaluation?
A potential HVAC contractor should send someone to your home in order to perform a home evaluation for any significant repair or replacement. This is intended to help match the planned work to your home and equipment situation, plus check on energy efficiency factors.
For more expert advice when hiring an HVAC contractor, or if you have any other questions concerning home comfort, please contact the professionals at Bodine-Scott Air Conditioning Co. We’ve been serving the needs of Corpus Christi, Portland, Kingsville and other Coastal Bend communities since 1961.
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