How to Find a Great HVAC Company
HVAC service is one of those things that most people generally take for granted. As long as the heat or cold air flows, we will change the filter once in a while but otherwise, are not inclined to think about it.
But then one day (or night, or weekend), disaster happens. The HVAC quits, leaving you and your family in discomfort. At that point, you need a heating and cooling company, and you need one immediately.
There is always the hope that you’ll find an HVAC company before you need one. The preference is to find one when you decide you want a Spring tune-up or to replace the leaking condensate pump, or some other non-emergency matter. But, time is a luxury we don’t all have all the time, so here is a run-down on some of the ways to find an excellent HVAC company before your system gives you trouble.
1) Licensed, bonded, insured
It’s always great to have a handyman, and we love them, too, because you can have them come out and do several things at once. But, most HVAC work is one of those things that it is indeed better to have someone who is certified. HVAC work, performed incorrectly, can cause a coolant leak, which will exponentially increase your problems.
2) Read the online reviews
Consistency is the key. A company with high ratings is your best bet. As with any review system, there may be one or two who end up being unhappy. We all expect that, which means service people have to give every job their very best effort. If customers leave reviews which express they’re consistently unhappy with the company, try someone with better ratings.
3) The heating and cooling industry is changing
A good HVAC company keeps an eye on current technology and innovation. When it comes to new things on the market, a sound technician is one of the first people to find out more about it.
After training, they will continuously look for ways to learn new things, keep abreast of innovation and new technology. Protecting our fragile planet and keeping your family cool now incorporates conservation technology.
4) Referrals from family, co-workers, and other pros.
HVAC companies build their client base one happy customer at a time. Word spreads when a technician shows up on time, troubleshoots, fixes the problem and gets your system repaired and your air conditioning or heat back on.
Even tradespeople from other service professions know the good from the bad since service professionals frequently have to cooperate on jobs. We see each other on new builds, remodels, and jobs requiring more than one skill set. We know each other.
5) Sample their work before an emergency
If you want a connection to a heating and cooling company before an emergency, the easiest way to do that is to have them come out and do a non-emergency call--a Spring tuneup service, or changing your thermostat to a Smart unit. That will give you a chance to see their work firsthand, and you can add them to your contacts, and call with confidence if there is an emergency.
Call us at King Plumbing, Heating, & A/C if you need plumbing installation, plumbing repairs, rooter services, shower or tub installation, an indoor or outdoor gas line or appliance installation in the Phoenix Valley area at 602-679-0222.