If you’re like most homeowners, just the very idea of hiring a HVAC contractor can make you break out in a sweat (especially if you are in need of an AC repair in the middle of summertime). Every HVAC contractor out there makes promises that they are the best and most affordable service, but who, among the many will actually deliver what they promise? HVAC Philly offers some simple steps and tips to make the hiring process easier:
Step 1- Know the local requirements. All states have HVAC licensing requirements, and Pennsylvania is no exception. Make sure that you are only dealing with technicians who have current licenses.
Step 2- Get together as many referrals as possible. Ask your neighbors, your family members and your friends for referrals to contractors they have personally worked with in the past.
Step 3- Always follow up. Contact as many local contractors you can find in the area and ask them for references. Any reputable HVAC professionals will be happy to provide them, and you should be sure to follow up.
Step 4- Look for quotes that have no-obligation. There should be no pressure involved in the quote process or any process for that matter. Any HVAC contractor who pressures you into agreeing to hire them when you’re at the quote stage should be raising a red flag.
Step 5- Insist that there is a thorough evaluation. Any reputable HVAC professionals will be able to visit your home and perform a complete inspection before quoting a price or even diagnosing the problem.
Step 6- Make sure to get it in writing. It would benefit you and your HVAC contractor to ensure that all quotes are in writing, and itemized. This protects yourself and your contractor in the event of a future dispute.
Step 7- Make comparisons on costs and services. By calling around and comparing quotes against what other HVAC professionals are offering, you can use this as a way to drive down the price.
Step 8- Increase your competitive edge. If the different HVAC companies you are considering know that you are looking at their competitors, they may drop their price or even sweeten the deal.
Step 9- Check and recheck the contract. Make sure the contract is exactly as agreed upon before you sign it.
Step 10- Always trust your instinct. You should work with someone who makes you feel comfortable. If you have a gut feeling–bad or good–go with it. Your home is your personal space, you should feel safe and secure with the contractors you choose to let in your home.
In the greater Philadelpha, Bucks and Montgomery County, PA, choosing the right HVAC contractor is easy. We at HVAC Philly are proud to have been rated one of Philadelphia’s top 10 HVAC contractors. We offer no-obligation estimates, thorough home inspections and complete professionalism. Contact us to learn more or arrange service.
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