At some point in our lives, every single homeowner will be in the market for an HVAC contractor to trust with their home comfort systems. The concern is simple: how do you find a reputable one? For our money, we’d suggest that you start by following these simple tips:
Ask People You Know
Who is going to be more honest with you about their experience with a contractor than your friends and family who have been in need of cooling, heating, and other services? Reach out to them and ask pertinent questions, such as how the quality of the work was and whether or not the job was completed on time.
Get a List of References
Any HVAC company worth their weight in ductwork will be willing to provide you with a list of references for you to inquire about their quality of work. You can receive a random sampling by picking a couple letters from the alphabet and ask for references that match the last name of those letters.
Check for NATE certification
North American Technician Excellence, also known as NATE, certification is a industry standard that allows you to identify the “best of the best” in terms of service and knowledge. If a potential contractor doesn’t employ NATE-certified technicians, don’t bother with them.
Use the BBB to Your Advantage
The Better Business Bureau is a great place to start when it comes to checking out the validity of any company. This includes HVAC businesses, where you can find out if there have been any issues with their service, and how they handled those issues.
Ensure That the Contract is All-Inclusive
The last thing you want to do is hire an HVAC contractor for a specific project only to find out that their contract leaves out essential details. Make sure that you know things like when the project will be finished, the equipment to be installed, and how alterations will be handled.
For more information on finding a reputable HVAC contractor for your home, contact the professionals at Aggressive Mechanical Contractors. We’ve been serving Monmouth County for three generations.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in the Tulsa and Broken Arrow, Oklahoma area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about HVAC contractors and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 918-217-8273.
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