How To Choose Your Heating & Air Conditioning Contractor For New Installations
If you are looking for a San Diego heating and air conditioning company, you want to make sure that you hire a contractor you can trust. This is true whether it's AC repairs, heating installation, or maintenance.
You will be looking for a qualified Heating and Air Contractor if you are in need of new Heating and Air equipment for your home to ensure proper installation and that you have the highest energy efficiency. You don't want an energy sucking vampire installed or an unreliable furnace that's way too small for the house.
When looking for an HVAC installation contractor, there are three main things that you should look for.
1. Check References
Be sure that you have references. The heating contractor must have a contractors License. For gas heating, the license should indicate the "Gas Fitter" designation. Make sure that maintenance and warranty plans are available.
2. Do Your Research
While you can often rely on word of mouth from friends and family for referrals, you can also use the internet in your search.
Check places like Angie's List, Google, Facebook and Yelp for ratings and details about other customer experiences. You might also consider reaching out to trade organizations for a list of contractors.
Once you have found a few that look promising, ask for a list of customers that you can contact for a reference. Make sure that you ask about the contractor's reliability, adherence to budget and timeliness in completing the project.
3. Ask About Equipment Warranties
HVAC equipment manufacturers provide product warranties but often no service warranties. They cannot control how the equipment is installed.
That being said, a reliable Heating and Air Conditioning Contractor should always provide a satisfaction guarantee for the installation or any other repair work they may do. Make sure that you ask about any extended warranties and if they cover parts and labor.
4. Do They Offer Maintenance Plans To Help You Save?
Also be sure to ask your selected provider about any maintenance plans that they might offer. Yearly tune-ups will help to keep your systems safe and efficient all year round and will help to ensure a longer operating life as well as ultimately lower maintenance costs over time.
Opting for a maintenance plan will often save you money in the long run. Sometimes in order for a manufacturer to honor your warranty, they will check to make sure that you had your system tuned-up regularly.
Pacific Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. will always provide Parts and Labor Warranties to all our customers.