Choosing the Right HVAC Company for Your Furnace Service
Do you need to clean your air ducts or have your furnace inspected? HVAC experts recommend having a furnace inspection each year.
HVAC experts say consumers should thoroughly vet any contractor they hire, because poor work can damage air ducts or degrade the lifespan and efficiency of the furnace.
Vetting a contractor avoids mistakes from not leaving the unit plugged in, to shorting it out and causing fire damage. With there being electricity, gas, and other things that can harm you, you want to make sure whoever you hire is qualified and certified to be in your home. Doing so protects you, your loved ones, and the lifespan and efficiency of your system.
What the experts say:
Before you hire an HVAC contractor, experts recommend checking the following:
References: Ask for several previous customers, and follow up with those clients. Also, check the company’s reviews on Google and Yelp.
Experience: Look for a contractor with at least five years of experience in the business.
Training and Certifications: At a minimum, consumers should look for an HVAC contractor certified by the manufacturers of the equipment they use.
Guarantees: Make sure to hire a company that stands behind its work in writing.
How important is HVAC experience?
Consumers need to make sure they hire an experienced HVAC contractor for any installation, repair or cleaning. They should ask about the company’s general experience, as well as the technician’s familiarity with the specific system or unit that needs work.
Other qualifications may also be required, including technical certifications and technician training. Denver’s Best Heating and AC Repair hires workers certified by North American Technician Excellence, the leading non-profit certification program for HVAC professionals. Additionally, technicians receive regular training to keep up with ongoing changes in the industry, such as increased computerization and home automation.
A good contractor should be confident in his or her work, so consumers should choose a company that offers a 100 percent customer service guarantee, product guarantees and written warranties.
In addition to checking proper licensure and certification, don’t forget to ask these questions before making a hiring decision:
Bonded and Insured?
Is the company bonded and insured? Liability insurance protects consumers in case workers injure themselves on the job. A bond serves as insurance to protect the customer if the company doesn’t finish its work properly. Ask for estimates from at least three different companies, and make sure the bids include prices for the same work. Does the heating equipment you’re installing qualify for tax credits or rebates? Ask your HVAC contractor for available incentives, and if you qualify, properly document the work to meet the requirements. You may need to enter into a payment plan for expensive projects. If you make a payment plan, or apply for financing through the company, make sure to read the fine print for any hidden fees or costs and to understand the payment terms.
At Denver’s Best Heating and AC Repair, we meet the criteria listed above. Contact us today for any of your HVAC needs across the Denver area. Because winter is approaching we especially want you to ensure your furnace is running well so your home stays heated throughout the winter!