What to Look For When Hiring a Heating and Cooling Contractor
Ask for the Card! — Make sure the contractor is Licensed and Certified! This means they will be able to show proof of insurance, trade certifications such as air-conditioning license, apprentice certificate and or gas license.
Before you call – Know the model of your current system and its maintenance history. Also make note of any uncomfortable rooms. This will help the contractor better understand your heating needs.
Expect a home evaluation — The contractor should spend significant time inspecting your current system and home to assess your needs. A bigger system isn’t always better; a contractor should size the heating and cooling system based on the size of your house, level of insulation, and windows. A good contractor will inspect your duct system (if applicable) for air leaks and insulation and measure airflow to make sure it meets manufacturers specifications.
Get written, itemized estimates — When comparing contractors’ proposals (bids), be sure to compare cost, energy efficiency and warranties. The lowest price may not be the best deal if it’s not the most efficient because your energy costs will be higher.
Get it in ink — Sign a written proposal with a contractor before work gets started. It’ll protect you by specifying project costs, model numbers, job schedule and warranty information.
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