What to Look for in a Heating or Air Conditioning Contractor
Maybe you're having an issue with the heating or air conditioning in your home, or maybe you're just looking for yearly maintenance to make sure your system is running efficiently. No matter what your heating or air conditioning need, finding the right contractor for the job can be a hassle and a headache. If you're feeling overwhelmed by the sheer number of choices of HVAC contractors out there or you're tired of sifting through review sites, follow this guide from Van Natta Mechanical to discover what separates a great heating and air conditioning contractor from all the rest.
Offers a Home Evaluation
A good heating and cooling contractor should always be willing to come to your home and give you an estimate based on the size of your home, limitations of your space or construction, and what kind of HVAC capabilities you are looking for, among many other factors. Be wary of a contractor who provides prices over the phone, since it is nearly impossible to estimate the extent of work that will be required until the home is seen in person. No two air systems are alike and any contractor who says he can provide an estimate over the phone is probably either inexperienced or trying to quickly secure your business.
Has the Proper Credentials
It should go without saying that the best HVAC contractors should have all the necessary credentials for performing maintenance, repair or installation. There are some contractors that operate without licenses, so always ask for your heating or air conditioning specialist's license, bond, and permit, if applicable. In addition to paperwork, find out if your prospective contractor has experience working with your type of heating or air conditioning system. Some experienced HVAC contractors may have no experience installing a certain type of system or installing in a certain environment. Always be sure you have the right company for the job!
Has ENERGY STAR Products
Always make sure a prospective contractor offers high quality heating and air conditioning products and ask if your potential contractor sells ENERGY STAR rated products. The trusted ENERGY STAR symbol will offer you peace of mind since products marked with it are guaranteed to be quality and energy efficient machines. ENERGY STAR products meet certain EPA energy efficiency guidelines and will provide you with significant long-term energy savings.
Feel free to run the heating and air conditioning experts at Van Natta Mechanical through these various tests but rest assured that we will pass them all! We pride ourselves on our integrity and the quality of your experience from estimate to completed installation. Contact us today by filling out our web form, or give us a call at 201-391-3700.