For most homeowners the spring and fall “to do” list should include making sure the home stays warm as the weather gets cool and cool when the weather gets warm. This means safety inspecting and cleaning your heating and air conditioning systems.
In any case, the heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) contractor selected to inspect, upgrade or install a heating or an air conditioning system is as critical to the system’s successful operation as the equipment itself.
As such, at Quine Freeman Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration we offer a number of suggestions to help homeowners with their heating and cooling problems:
- Educate yourself. Even a little bit of information gleaned from books, magazines and online resources can prove invaluable as you pose questions.
- Get recommendations from friends, co-workers, real estate agents also see what our customers say about us,
- Check for membership in professional organizations such as ACCA (American Air Conditioning Contractors Association), BBB, etc.
- Ask to see state and local licenses, liability insurance forms and worker’s compensation. We would be happy to provide them.
- A good HVAC contractor will visit your home to make an on-site inspection before any equipment recommendations are made. Click here to schedule a visit.
- Research the selection of services a contractor offers. Is scheduled maintenance included? What about repairs? Is the contractor available 24 hours a day?
- Ask for references and check those references. In the end, references probably have the greatest impact on a homeowner who is considering a contractor. However, references should be considered in conjunction with other information gained through your search.