Are you considering having new HVAC equipment installed? You’re undoubtedly making a careful selection because of the investment involved with hew heating and cooling systems. However, choosing a potential HVAC contractor to complete the installation can be just as important as choosing the equipment itself. Here’s what you need to know about finding the right HVAC contractor for the job:
- Leading HVAC contractors belong to leading organizations: Two of the most common affiliations are the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) and the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA).
- Technicians should be certified: North American Technician Excellence (NATE) is a respected certification that is recognized by the entire industry.
- Potential HVAC contractors should look at the job in person: Don’t do business with a contractor who attempts to give you an estimate over the phone before they have even seen the task to be completed.
- The best contractors use advanced techniques for system sizing: It’s best to do cooling and heating load calculations when sizing equipment because your current equipment may have been incorrectly sized, or home improvements may have changed your heating and cooling needs. A good estimator will know this.
- Reliable potential HVAC contractors will provide a written bid: The bid should outline the work to be done, equipment information, labor costs, and the price of the job. A signed bid is useful for peace of mind and litigation purposes.
- Worthwhile HVAC contractors may not offer the lowest bid: It’s wise to get multiple bids, but the lowest bid is not necessarily the best option. You can expect to receive more value from a mid-range bid than an extremely low bid.
- Technicians should act like professionals: When you begin working with a contractor, everyone you work with should be prompt and polite. The way you are treated when you initially contact the potential HVAC contractor is a sign of how you will be treated during the installation.
Contact Pipe Works Services in Chatham to work with an experienced contractor that can meet all of these requirements — and more.