Choosing an HVAC contractor is one of the most important home-related decisions you will make. If you don’t execute the right selection, it could cost you a great deal of money and aggravation.
Clearly, there is a lot riding on this decision because it will impact your energy bills, and it will even affect the air quality in your home or office. As we head into summer, it couldn’t be better timing when it comes to making sure your home will be cool and comfortable during the next several months with a reliable, well-designed HVAC unit.
We will recommend time-saving and practical ways to track down the perfect HVAC contractor for your home or office. The following methods will get you the contractor who will repair or replace your HVAC system and have you prepared to weather the desert summer heat.
Tips for Successfully Choosing the Right HVAC Contractor
Seek Out Reviews Online
One of the most reliable ways to identifying a good HVAC contractor is by perusing online reviews. Make sure you inspect an HVAC contractor’s track record for installs and repairs. Learn what customers have said. Some factors to consider when evaluating a contractor’s work include confirming if jobs were completed in a timely fashion and on budget. Did the contractor test the unit and respect the homeowner’s property?
Always look to Google for impartial and reliable online reviews.
Ask a prospective HVAC company for customer references and then contact them. Inquire about the contractor’s performance, and, again, if the project was completed on time and on budget. You want to make sure that quality work was done, and that includes asking about the performance of the HVAC itself, so you can be sure this contractor installs quality products.
Request a Home Evaluation
A prospective HVAC contractor should be willing and even eager to visit your home to execute measurements and offer a complete evaluation. If not, keep looking. If an HVAC contractor is truly legitimate, they will not give you an estimate over the phone. A home inspection should come before an estimate for an HVAC replacement.
Subsequent to an inspection, your technician will determine what size and type of unit are right for your home’s needs. Included in the best fit assessment are the evaluation of the duct system and insulation.
There are too many variables to give you such important information as a price estimate before coming to your home and evaluating your specific needs. The contractor that is right for you should take the time and effort to become acquainted with your home before talking price estimates. Again, always insist on a written estimate in person.
Ask About License and Insurance
Always make sure a contractor is licensed and insured. This helps to ensure every provider has the experience and proper insurance to protect homeowners. Licensure for a contractor is essential to verify because replacing and repairing HVAC systems is very technical work and requires a high level of skill and knowledge to perform competently. HVAC technicians should also have undergone specialized training for installation, repair, and maintenance.
Inquire About Discounted Rates
Find an HVAC contractor who is willing to provide special offers or occasional discounts on repairs and/or replacements. Ask about coupon offers. HVAC systems can be expensive. So be sure to look into rebates or special offers. You will find that rebates are available for qualified ENERGY STAR® heating and cooling equipment. Expect an HVAC technician to discuss with you your rebate, warranty, and other savings options.
Look for Energy Efficiency
Consider that opting for an energy-efficient HVAC unit that meets strict energy efficiency guidelines established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is much better for the environment and will save you money in the process. You should expect a contractor to assist you in tabulating your estimated cost-savings over time with various HVAC unit models.
Look to Apollo Heating and Air Conditioning for Expert Maintenance of Your HVAC
Look to the HVAC experts at Apollo to ensure your energy system is in excellent condition and operating at optimal efficiency so you can stay cool and comfortable this summer. Our experienced team of highly trained technicians will work with you and exceed your expectations during HVAC repairs and A/C unit replacements.
Apollo field technicians will work closely with you in deciding what HVAC system is the best, and tailor it to fit your unique needs and preferences! We are committed to delivering premium quality HVAC service, maintenance, products, and documentation in Kennewick, Pasco, Richland, and beyond!
Learn more by contacting Apollo Heating and Air Conditioning! Call us at (509) 396-COLD (2653).