When it comes time to have your HVAC system installed it is important that you choose the right contractor or you will have years of regret to live with. But how do you go about choosing the right HVAC contractor? There are some simple steps you can follow to make sure you are making the right choice.
The first thing that you will want to do is to start making some calls to various HVAC contractors in your city. See how they are on the phone. Are they courteous and professional or rude and hurried? Are they willing to discuss prices or are they secretive about it? Now don’t be surprised if they don’t give you a quote over the phone, in all fairness they will probably have to come to your location to see the work they will have to do. But do be hesitant if they won’t discuss anything over the phone. They should at least give you some ballparks and possible hourly work rates. Now, based on your phone calls make a list of companies you definitely want to have come out and then some alternates just in case. Once you’ve compiled the list, begin to make appointments.
Now that you have the list and have made some appointments you will want to have the contractors come out to your place of business and start giving you written quotes. This is also the time to make sure this is someone that you can work with during the installation process. Out of this group now you will want to narrow it down either by price or by those you are willing to work with. Once this second list is compiled, the research can now begin. Check all the contractors against any complaints filed with the Better Business Bureau. Also do a web search of the company and see what comes up, include the individual names of anyone you met because they might have worked for another company in the past. You will also want to verify that they are properly licensed and insured so you know you are hiring a professional and they carry enough insurance to cover any issues. You can check state licensing boards to check credentials.
Now that all the web checks and phone calls have been made you will want to visit their office to make sure everything looks legit. They should have a physical location, so if you have any issues you can actually visit them and you also know they aren’t going to leave in the middle of the night. You will want to make sure that they have an office and a mobile phone so that they can be reached if you should ever need assistance. Finally, make sure that you get a written contract and that you get a copy that you can study carefully.
If you follow all these steps you can rest assured that you did all that you can do to insure that you hired a competent technician. If you have any problems be sure to first speak to the contractor about the issue and if necessary get legal advice on how to proceed. Just remember that installing a commercial HVAC system can be expensive and you want to be sure that you get your money’s worth.
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