4 Tips on Finding a High Quality HVAC Contractor to Install Your New System

Posted on: 26 April 2017

Once you have decided to buy a new HVAC system for your home, you need to find the right contractor to install it. The following are a few things to keep mind when looking for an HVAC contractor.

Avoid hiring the lowest bid

A good HVAC installation company is going to have more overhead than a low cost competitor, so they will charge higher prices. But part of the reason for this is that they will have certified technicians and will be working out of a shop or office. This is a sign of stability, and a company that has built a reputation in the community.

Make sure the contractor has experience installing your brand

It is not necessary to purchase a heating and air conditioning system from the contractor you are hiring for the installation, but make sure that the company has experience with the specific brand that you are planning on purchasing. However, you may want to inquire about the brands that a contractor does sell. There are sometimes units that qualify for a homeowner rebate. Also, it may be that the contractor has a good alternative to the unit you are planning on buying that may be a better system for your house.

Look for a company wants to visit your home before bidding

The better companies will not give you bids over the phone. They will want to come visit your house to determine what work is needed and how much time it will take for installation. Although it may be time consuming, all of the top quality installation companies will need to do this. In addition, while the contractor is at your home, he will be able to provide you with a cost estimate of your utility bills for the unit you will be using.

If you have not decided on what make or model you want, a contractor may be able to offer options. Sometimes a more expensive unit will be more efficient, so over a certain period of time, the cost of ownership will be lower than a system with a lower sticker price.

Use a contractor that services what they install

Whatever system you decide on, it is best to use a contractor that can offer repairs and maintenance for your new system. They will be the same company that will repair any problems covered while your system is under warranty. And they may also offer annual maintenance contracts that will add longevity to your new system.

Buying a new heating and air conditioning system is a big decision. But equally important is deciding on who will install it. The tips above will help you in your effort to find a good HVAC installation company.


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