December 16, 2016

How to Choose a Good HVAC Contractor Without Getting Scammed

Homeowners who find themselves with a broken HVAC are often put in a very precarious situation. They’re living a life without in-home comfort, and that can be difficult depending on the weather outside. Naturally, anyone who has a broken HVAC would want a repair done or new unit installed as soon as possible. If you rush the process, you could find yourself vulnerable to bad HVAC contractors, or worse, scam artists. In this blog, we will guide you through step by step of what you need to do to make sure you hire a reputable HVAC company.

Follow these simple steps to make sure you get the most bang for your buck and the best HVAC contractor for your home. An investment like an HVAC will last you a decade and cost a lot of money, so make sure you get this right and follow these steps!

Step One: Research

There’s nothing better than a well-informed customer. These customers know what they want, they have good questions, and they are not easily taken advantage of. The internet provides people with everything they need to know about HVAC products and companies. You can find different systems, learn how they function and what kind of work they’re best suited for. You can learn about fuel usage and efficiency ratings to predict what your monthly energy bill could be. You can also see customers reviews and certifications the HVAC companies have.

The internet is there for you to use, and has immense benefits. With an investment as big as an HVAC, you should use every tool that is available to you.

Step Two: Speak To People

There’s a lot of people out there who have had a new HVAC installed, or repaired by a local HVAC contractor. Talk to people you know, your friends and family, about the experiences they have had with different HVAC contractors around town. The opinion of a trusted source cannot be undervalued, so see what good and bad experiences people have had with local HVAC contractors.

Simply talking to people can help you find a good HVAC technician, and avoid a bad one, so start talking!

Step Three: Speak to Contractors

Now that you’ve done your research and listened to real experiences you should have an idea of who you want to hire. Speaking to your top candidates will give you a great impression of the kind of business they are. Their attitude towards you as a potential customer is a good indication of how they will treat you throughout the process.

It’s also important to make sure you get quotes from multiple companies and get those quotes in writing. This gives you a clear idea of what your different options are, and it’s always good to have multiple options.

Step Four: Be Confident

If you’ve done your research, spoken to friends and obtained multiple quotes be confident when it’s time to hire a company. If you have questions, make sure you get a clear answer. If something changes about the services first promised, make sure you get a clear explanation. This new unit is going to be your HVAC possibly for the next ten years, so let there be no doubt in your mind.

When it’s all said and done, you can sit back and relax in the comfort of your home. Know that you did a good job getting the most for your money, and obtaining the best comfort you possibly could.

At Prime Comfort, we believe everyone deserves to be comfortable in their home. If you’re in the market for a new system or an HVAC repair, you must be diligent to ensure you get the best option for your home. That means following these steps and taking every measure available to help you.

If you have any questions about finding the best HVAC contractor to meet your needs, give us a call today!