When it comes to your HVAC equipment, it pays off in the long run to establish a long-term working relationship with a contractor you can trust. Within just a visit or two, a good HVAC contractor will develop a large knowledgebase of information about your specific heating and air conditioning equipment. When you have a professional overseeing the maintenance and repairs, you can rest assured your HVAC system will remain in great condition over the years. Use the five following steps to identify your ideal contractor.
You can easily narrow down your choices when selecting an HVAC contractor by asking friends and family for referrals. When finding referrals, inquire about HVAC system downtime, part availability and service response times.
Once you have a list of three to four HVAC contractors, schedule a bid with each one. The contractors should come to your home to inspect the condition of your furnace, air conditioner and other HVAC equipment. The bids should include an itemized list of parts and labor expenses for the suggested service tasks.
When meeting with the contractors, make sure to inquire about their industry experience, certifications and licenses. To obtain a good view of the contractors’ experience, ask about the most and least difficult or time-consuming service calls experienced in their careers.
Obtain a list of references for each contractor who provides you with a bid. Call at least three of the references for each contractor to discuss their experience with the services provided by that professional.
Review BBB Rating
Before making a final decision, head over to the Better Business Bureau, or BBB, website to check the rating for each contractor and their company. This company rates each entity using 17 different categories, including complaint patterns and prevalence. Select a company with an A or B grade to obtain quality service without a high potential for issues in the future.
At Cox Heating & Air Conditioning, we remain dedicated to providing the best quality of service to all of our clients -– and our positive BBB rating reflects this dedication. For heating repair and air conditioning service around Clearwater, Florida, call 727-442-6158 to schedule an appointment to meet with your HVAC contractor.