A skilled HVAC contractor is somebody you need on your side, whether you’re installing a completely new unit, getting your current one fixed, or simply getting a regular checkup to make sure everything is running smoothly. However, knowing whom you should hire isn’t always as easy as just asking your neighbor or friend who does their work – though referrals can help. When considering hiring an HVAC contractor, make sure you ask these pertinent questions before you have any work done.
Ask about staff size and service calls. Before you hire somebody to do HVAC work for you, you need to make sure that they have an adequate staff so they can respond to your needs quickly, especially during peak times like the coldest part of the winter and the hottest part of the summer.
Find out about licensing information. The contractor you hire to do your HVAC work needs to be licensed in your state and area. Find out if your prospective contractor is licensed by state and national contractor’s boards like the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA). Don’t be afraid to check up on licensing information before hiring somebody.
Make sure any contractor who wants to do HVAC work for you takes the time to inspect your home and your existing system. They should also take time to explain repair and upgrade options to you before doing any work. No contractor should be unable to explain the benefits of upgrades or why repairs are necessary to keep your HVAC system running smoothly or more efficiently.
Discuss insurance-related issues. You need to be sure that anybody doing HVAC work for you has adequate insurance in case anything goes wrong with your HVAC system or on your property. You also need to make sure you won’t be liable for any sort of injury that could occur on your property – even if the injuries are to workers.
Contact Air Assurance for more information about finding the right HVAC contractor. We can also help you with all of your residential and commercial HVAC and plumbing needs.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). Credit/Copyright Attribution: “Neil Lockhart/Shutterstock”