Whether it’s the middle of winter or the persistent heat of mid-summer, neither season is a good time for a problematic heating or cooling system. With dramatic shifts in seasonal temperatures reaching both new lows and highs, it may be time for you to look into the proper heating and cooling contractor for your Florida home.
That’s why we’ve gone ahead and prepared six key factors for you to consider when looking for your next heating and cooling contractor.
So read on and don’t let the unpredictable Florida weather catch you without a way to stay safe and cool.
1. Knowing What You Need
Before you start making phone calls to every heating and cooling contractor in your area, take some time to understand what you need in the first place. Then, save yourself a little time and money by researching the issues that you are currently experiencing.
Find the documentation on your heating and cooling system, along with the user manual, and be ready to communicate effectively with your HVAC technician. If you are looking for a new system installation, learn more about energy-saving products that your contractor may be able to install.
2. Comparing Contractor Fees
When you have assessed your situation and found the necessary documents, you can gather information on contractor fees. Most contractors are happy to discuss any related installation or maintenance fees upfront. This information can be answered through many contractor websites, too. Thus, allowing you to gather this information before making the first call.
3. Reading Online Customer Reviews
One of the most helpful locations to assess the reliability and trustworthiness of a contractor is through online customer reviews. These are provided on the contractor’s website and social media pages – along with other search engine locations such as Google Maps.
4. Business Accreditation and Insurance
Is the business your contracting with accredited by the Better Business Bureau? Are they properly insured and capable of providing you with proof of that insurance? Do you understand the liability that you are facing with an uninsured contractor in your home?
If you don’t know the answers to these questions, it is safe to say that you want to work with accredited and insured contractors.
5. Technician Training and Certifications
Take a look at the company team webpage and assess the training and certifications of their contractors. Many of them have been a part of the HVAC maintenance business for years. As a result, they have learned job experience and professional training and certifications to back it up.
6. Asking For an Appointment or Estimate
When you are finally ready to make an appointment or estimate, ask. Most appointments can be established during the same week. Don’t forget to ask about promotions or other incentives that a company may be running during a particular month or season.
Are you looking for an estimate? Don’t be afraid to ask for the final estimate in writing when it is completed. Gather as many estimates as you feel are necessary before choosing the company that is right for you.
Contact a Heating and Cooling Contractor Today
Allied A/C and Heating have been helping individuals like you with expert HVAC services in Florida since 1985. Our dedicated team is standing by to help you create a hassle-free appointment for maintenance or an estimate as soon as you are ready.
We hope that you found this article helpful and that you feel more confident in moving forward with your next heating and cooling contractor. Also, don’t forget to take a look at our blog for more helpful tips and information. We look forward to hearing from you.