HVAC systems are becoming more popular every year and for a good reason. They are highly effective, energy efficient systems that heat, cool and ventilate your home all year round, for a fraction of what other systems can cost you. Knowing what systems are best for your home or business comes with knowledge and understanding of different types of systems and which ones are better for a specific space. Professional HVAC installation and maintenance companies are plentiful, however, knowing which ones are the best can often be difficult to gage.
A company may supply the best available products however if their maintenance and customers service elements are lacking, then you could be starting the process over again before you even begin. Here are five things you should look for, to know if you have found a reputable HVAC repair company.
Licensed And Insured
Hiring any contractor means that there are chances things can go wrong during installation or repairs, so you need to ensure your repairer or installer is insured. If things go wrong and they are not insured, the costs to fix any problems will most likely end up coming out of your pocket when they are no longer contactable.
It’s important also to make sure they are licensed to carry out the scope of work you need to be performed. HVAC systems are a solid investment for your home, and if a licensed contractor does not install them it could mean that warranties may be void, and you may end up having to cover extra costs you didn’t know about if things go wrong.
Company Vehicles, And Spare Parts On Hand
Although some of the best installers and repair companies work alone and aren’t always in a large team, one way to ensure you have a quality team on board is through their availability of spare parts, and the size of their team.
If you are looking at hiring a larger company, you will want to know they have spare parts on board for your HVAC system when they arrive on site, so your time and money isn’t wasted. Although no company will ever hold ALL spare parts, commonly replaced items should be on hand to ensure they can replace parts with just one visit.
24-Hour On Call Service
Because you can’t tell when your HVAC system will fail, having a company which offers 24 hours a day service may just come in handy in the middle of summer or winter if your system breaks during the night.
Offers You Preventative Maintenance Options
Any reputable company will offer the options of preventative maintenance to ensure your system doesn’t break down. If they suggest your system should be serviced once or twice a year, you know that they are looking out for you to ensure your system doesn’t fail. Preventative maintenance is the best way to ensure your system is not only running when you need it, but it also makes sure it runs efficiently all year round too.
Commercial HVAC Options
Generally, a company which also deals with commercial grade systems will have a very good understanding of home systems. To be confident with larger systems, they will already be confident with smaller systems and will be able to offer great advice and repair without fuss.