We recommend following these tips when looking to hire an HVAC contractor:
Ask for referrals
Ask friends, neighbors, and co-workers for contractor referrals.
Mention any uncomfortable rooms or specific issues. Discuss your current model and if you’ve had any recent work done. Just like speaking with your doctor about your health; the more you can tell the contractor, the more they can help you!
Expect a home evaluation
The contractor should spend significant time inspecting your current system and home to assess your needs. A bigger system isn’t always better; a contractor should size the heating and cooling system based on the size of your house, level of insulation, and windows. A good contractor will inspect your duct system (if applicable) for air leaks and insulation and measure airflow to make sure it meets manufacturers specifications.
Get written, itemized estimates
A lowest price may not be the best deal if it’s not the most efficient because your energy costs will be higher. Be sure to compare contractor bids to make sure you are really getting the best solution for your home.
Get it in ink
Sign a written proposal with a contractor before work gets started. It’ll protect you by specifying project costs, model numbers, job schedule and warranty information.