When you’re hiring an HVAC contractor, you need to know the criteria to use when vetting potential candidates. Every contractor should meet certain criteria. If they don’t, you can feel good about checking them off your list.
At Wolff Mechanical, we know how important it is to use an expert HVAC contractor. With the right contractor, you can ensure that your newly installed equipment will operate well or that maintenance service will be done right — the first time — because your contractor has the background and expertise to address your comfort needs and any problems that may arise.
These nine criteria will help you to select your next HVAC contractor:
- Ask about licenses: Your contractor should hold necessary local and state licenses, as well as the appropriate insurances.
- Get referrals: A reputable contractor will be more than happy to provide referrals from past and/or present customers.
- Follow up: Don’t be satisfied that the contractor was simply willing to offer referrals. Call them, asking about the level of satisfaction with the contractor’s work.
- Look for incentives: An expert should also be willing to help you find available rebates and incentives from manufacturers and utility companies.
- Investigate certifications: One of the leading certification programs that can help you identify strong candidates is North American Technician Excellence (NATE), a rigorous HVAC certification organization that tests technicians on the entirety of their required knowledge.
- Ask about installation: Reputable contractors will follow strict installation procedures, including sizing the equipment and utilizing proper airflow rates.
- Ask if a home evaluation is included: To make sure a new system performs to its potential, your contractor should also assess other home systems, like insulation and windows.
- Get an estimate: The estimate should include details from total cost to warranties to the project completion date.
- Sign on the line: Before any work proceeds, make sure both parties sign the contract.
You’ve just found the right HVAC contractor for you.
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Wolff Mechanical services the Phoenix Valley area in Arizona.