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Keeping your home at a comfortable temperature is important not only for the enjoyment of your home but also for the health of you and your family. And a comfortable home starts with a properly installed and well-maintained HVAC system. In this article, we will review some of the qualities that you should look for in an HVAC contractor so you can be confident that your home’s HVAC system will be keeping you comfortable all year round.

 

HVAC contractor at work

Has a Good Reputation

In an age of easily accessible information, it shouldn’t be too hard to find out whether the HVAC contractor that you are considering working with has a good reputation. Check out their rating with the BBB and read their online reviews. You can also get referrals from friends and family members.

Is Properly Certified

Ensuring that your HVAC system is properly installed and running the way it should doesn’t just ensure your home stays at a comfortable temperature, it also helps ensure that your home is safe. HVAC professionals must meet strict training criteria in order to become certified and licensed. If a contractor is not certified, they shouldn’t be working on your home’s HVAC system.

Provides Written Estimates and Offers Regular Maintenance Contracts

Before you have any work done on your home’s heating or cooling systems, a reputable contractor should be willing to provide you with a written estimate. This helps to give you peace of mind that there won’t be any surprises in the bill when the work is done.

Since regular maintenance on your home’s HVAC system is recommended to help prevent major repair problems down the road, it is also recommended that you choose an HVAC contractor who offers regular maintenance contracts.

Sells Quality Products

Whether you are looking to purchase a furnace, air conditioner, fireplace etc., it makes sense to buy it from the same company that is going to install it. This saves you the hassle of dealing with multiple companies and will likely save you money as well.

This means that when choosing an HVAC contractor, you should choose one that sells quality products. Look for a contractor that sells energy-efficient products from reputable brands such as Napoleon, Lennox and Goodman.

Works Locally in an Office or Shop

Finally, when choosing an HVAC contractor to work with, we recommend finding someone who is local. When your contractor is local, it means that they will be more reliable in keeping their appointment times because they are nearby.

It also means that they will be able to send a technician to your home more quickly should you ever require emergency service.

Choosing an HVAC contractor is an important decision, so it’s important to take the time and compare what different companies have to offer and ask questions about their experience and certifications. If you are currently looking for an HVAC contractor, we hope you’ll consider Hamilton Home Comfort. For more information, call us today.