When looking for the right contractor, it’s important to make sure they’re the perfect company for the job. Here are some tips and tricks for making sure you’re getting exactly what you need in an air conditioning company.
A Home Evaluation
When you’re deciding to have a new HVAC installed, it’s important to make sure there is a thorough walkthrough of the home done to determine which system is the best for you. There are so many factors that need to be considered, such as:
- The square footage
- The number of windows in the home
- The way the windows face the sun
- The R-value of the insulation
A good contractor will inspect for things like leaks and loose insulation. These things will help take into account other size factors beyond square footage of the home. After this evaluation, the contractor should give you an estimate that is itemized – so you can compare the costs of multiple proposals.
Your contractor must have the proper HVAC licensing. Longevity in the field is excellent, but you should also ask about experience. Most professionals have certifications through organizations like the North American Technician Excellence, or NATE. You can also get an idea about the contractor by the air conditioning brands they offer – and the training their technicians receive.
Asking around to see if a job was done well and on time is important. It’s wise to see if the company tested the efficiency of the system after it’s been installed. You can check out customer reviews on things like Google Reviews or Yelp to get a stranger’s opinion on a company – or run contractors through the Better Business Bureau. Using this site will allow you to see the negative ratings or complaints left. To see reviews within your community or your neighborhood, you can use Angie’s List or Nextdoor.com.
When choosing the right contractor, you must have a sense of mind on making a big purchase. For all of your HVAC needs, give your friends at Star Mechanical a call.