Living in the valley is an awesome experience, but if you don’t take care of your heating and cooling needs, your home can become quite uncomfortable. This is why locating an HVAC professional that you can trust is essential. If you want to get the best bang for your buck, follow these tips:
- Ask people you know — If a friend, family member, or co-worker is happy with his or her current HVAC contractor, start there. This could end your search quickly.
- Obtain a list of references — A trustworthy professional will have no problem providing you with a list of references. Call each one and ask about their personal experiences with the company.
- Look for NATE certification — If you want to get the “best of the best,” limit your search to companies that employ technicians who have been certified by NATE (Northern American Technician Excellence). This non-profit organization provides rigorous testing within the industry to ensure quality and knowledge.
- Investigate online — Online search engines can help you find out information about a company’s work ethic. Focus on review sites, too, such as Yelp and Google Places to get a good idea of how the business operates. You may also be able to glean some info as to how they react to certain
- Expect a home evaluation — To get an idea of what they’re working with, a reputable contractor should want to visit your home right now to evaluate its current comfort level and potential needs.
- Ask about discounts — It never hurts to ask if the company has any specials going on. These may be listed on their website, but also be sure to ask the contractor directly.
- Insist on Energy Star — A good contractor will want you to achieve the best efficiency possible, which means they should be suggesting equipment certified by Energy Star.
If you’d like to know more about locating an HVAC professional, or have other home comfort concerns, contact the experts at Wolff Mechanical, Inc. We’ve been serving the heating, cooling, and solar needs of Phoenix, Scottsdale, and the rest of the valley for more than 22 years.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in the Phoenix Valley area of Arizona about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).
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