When you are having heating, ventilation, air conditioner or cooling issues, the last thing you need is worry about if it is going to get fixed properly. Here are a few tips to make sure that you find the right service repair contractor for the job.
First, get recommendations from friends, family and relatives. Ask around, this is the best way to discover which company may or may not be the best candidate for the job. Then get multiple estimates, once you have narrowed down the list of potential hvac service repair contractors, be sure to get an estimate from each one until you are comfortable with the company and the work that will be done.
Licensing and Experience
Considering that the majority of your electricity bill is generated from your heating and cooling system, deciding which hvac unit to install is one of the most important decisions that you can make. In addition to determining which system to have installed, an equally important factor to consider is which hvac contractor will install, service and repair your system. In Arizona, technicians who own their own business must be licensed by the Arizona Registrar of Contractors and have had at least four years of experience with a CR-39 specialty license for Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating, or a CR-79 specialty license Air Conditioning and Refrigeration.
System Check and Evaluation
When you need to have an hvac unit installed, serviced or replaced, the company that you are looking to work with should send out a technician to properly assess your unit before quoting a price. Factors to be considered when inspecting the unit are the size of the property, its insulation, how many hallways, windows and doors there are, which way they face, the date of construction, and if system has any leaks or loose fittings.
Once the inspection has been completed, the technician should have a completed checklist and quote for the work that needs to be done. This should consist of an itemized estimate which will allow you to compare costs, warranties, products and parts.
Efficiency and Rebates
An hvac system is an expensive investment, before agreeing to have any work done, be sure to ask the service contractor about the products energy star rating and any rebates that may be available.