Just because an HVAC company is well-known in your local area or appears on Google search results first page doesn’t necessarily mean that it is the right fit for your home or business facility. That’s why when you need an HVAC contractor in Tyler, TX be sure to do your homework first. Here’s how to find the right HVAC company for your comfort needs.
Do a little legwork.
Be familiar with your particular air conditioner or furnace system’s brand, model, type and maintenance history. Doing some homework about your unit has other benefits as well. The more you learn about your particular unit, the more confident you get when doing DIY diagnosis or troubleshooting of minor issues.
Ask for referrals.
Ask your friends or family members. It is likely that one of them has recently hired a local HVAC service provider. Know which company they hired. Are their experiences positive or frustrating? Perhaps, you’ll have the experience.
Check online reviews.
One way to guide you to a better judgment is by knowing what your neighbors have to say about your prospective contractor. Check out Yellow Pages, Yelp, or Angie’s List. Sometimes, you’ll learn a lot by reading reviews, but be sure to avoid relying on hostile and unbiased review.
Compare the price and value.
When making a comparison, don’t just pay attention to the price. One caveat: the cheapest option is not necessarily the best. HVAC is a technically demanding industry, so be sure that your HVAC contractor is skilled and experienced enough in this field. Check if the company’s technicians are certified, factory-trained, licensed and bonded.
Find out about financing and payment options.
HVAC jobs, particularly big ones, need a deposit and incremental payment. Avoid complicated payment schedule to avoid hassles. Check the fine print and know what costs you’ll be accounted for. On a related note, know if the company offers financing options to offset your HVAC purchase.
Get the details in writing.
Lastly, get a written proposal before you sign the dotted line. Getting the details in writing will protect you by specifying the job schedule, costs, models, and warranty information. Secure a copy of the written proposal.
Maddox Residential and Commercial Services provides heating, air conditioning, electrical, or building automation and control in Tyler and East TX. Contact us for a quote.