When you are in need of a new HVAC system, finding the right contractor can seem like a daunting task. Keep these five easy tips in mind when you hire an HVAC contractor and the process will go a lot more smoothly.
- Choosing and hiring an HVAC contractor requires research, but the process will save you money in the end. Develop a list of at least five contractors and eliminate any contractor that does not have a state contractor’s license.
- Check the state’s registrar of licensed contractors to ensure the contractor’s state license is valid and there are no complaints filed against the contractor.
- Confirm the HVAC contractor has sufficient general liability insurance. Ask for proof of insurance, which is something the contractor can easily provide. The contractor’s insurance coverage protects your home against any damage that could occur during the installation, such as a cut electrical line.
- Obtain at least three references of the contractor’s work. Ask the contractor to provide names and phone numbers so that you can contact the references at your discretion. Verify that the HVAC contractor provides written estimates and confirm the period for which the estimate is valid. Review the contract provided by the contractor and check it for start and end dates, the services covered, warranty information, payment schedules and down payment requirements.
- An HVAC system is a significant capital investment for a home. The last thing you want to do is to hire an HVAC contractor who will not be responsible for the warranty and maintenance on the system. Check with the contractor to determine if the contractor offers a maintenance plan for the equipment.
When you hire an HVAC contractor, a legitimate contractor will provide all that you ask for and more. Legitimate contractors have no problem with providing direct answers to your questions and quality service for your HVAC equipment.
Contact Wolff Mechanical, a licensed HVAC contractor in the Phoenix area, for a free estimate today. Wolff Mechanical has provided service in Phoenix for 22 years and sustains an A+ rating with the BBB.