Steps To Picking The Right Heating Contractor
People usually ask friends and family if they know a reliable heating contractor. That works. But what if you are new in the area? The first thing you want to do is go to Google and search for heating, ventilation, air conditioning or HVAC. If you do the search on a desktop computer, you need to search for the specialist in your geographical area. If you do search on your smartphone, it already knows where you are.
It’s important to use Google, not any other search engine. Customers leave reviews on Google, good or bad. We are living in social media age. People share their opinions. That’s a good thing. Just keep in mind; it is not always wise to believe every review. Competitors manage to leave bad reviews sometimes. If there are tons of bad reviews, does it make sense to consider that particular contractor for hiring? Most likely, it’s not the case.
But when you find a website with good reviews or no reviews at all, you know that it pays to consider that heating contractor for hiring. Find at least three websites you like. It still makes sense to check with your local Better Business Bureau. But internet can be a better place for investigation: nobody hesitates to leave a review on internet, but it takes much longer to file a Better Business Bureau claim.
The next thing to do is to verify if the contractor has the proper HVAC license with the state. Once that’s done, it’s time to call the company and ask some questions.
- Can I get a written estimate and references from your customers?
- Does your company carry liability and worker’s compensation insurance?
- If I hire you to install or fix my system, will you give me a written warranty?
- What kind of payment do you accept? Watch out for cash requests.
Make sure to speak with several companies. Do not let an HVAC contractor put pressure on you. The wrong decision can cost lots of $$$. Your first priority is your home and your family safety. Take good care of your family by taking the time to make the right decision.
Are you looking for a heating contractor in the Overland Park area? Call Priced Right Heating and Cooling at (913) 713-5911 and schedule a service call today!