Your heating and cooling systems account for about half of all your energy costs. Therefore, you want your HVAC system to run as efficiently and effectively as possible for as long as possible, naturally. But it can only do so if it is professionally installed and serviced.
For example, an inexperienced HVAC contractor may not know how to appropriately size a new air conditioner for your home, and as a result you could wind up with an underperforming system, or a cooling system that cycles on and off rapidly (short-cycling), resulting in inefficient performance.
So, how do you find the very best HVAC contractor for your needs?
Ask for Referrals: A trusted friend or family member is not going to recommend someone unreliable to you. And reviewers are pretty trustworthy too. See what customers are saying about our company.
Look at Qualifications: You want to ensure that the contractor you hire is qualified and trained to do the HVAC work you need. Look into what the qualification needs are for your state to determine if your potential contractor is up to snuff, and be wary of a contractor who will not show you their information.
Memberships: When deciding on an HVAC contractor to hire, look for membership in professional organizations. This is a good sign of a contractor’s dedication to industry standards and practices. For example, NATE (North American Technician Excellence) is a leading nonprofit testing and certification agency for the HVAC industry, and HVAC contractors must pass through rigorous testing to become NATE-certified.
Only Accept On-Site Estimates: We get it—it’s convenient to get an estimate over the phone. But the fact of the matter is that in order to truly get an idea of what your HVAC service is going to cost, your HVAC contractor must do an onsite inspection.
These are just a few of the most important factors you should look at when evaluating an HVAC contractor. You want to make sure you’re working with a true professional and not the average handyman, so that you can rely on a fully functional and efficiently working HVAC system for the years to come.
We keep your family safe, healthy and comfortable—contact Comfort Incorporated today for service today. We serve Oklahoma City, OK and the surrounding communities.