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How to choose an HVAC contractor: What you need to know

For most folks choosing an HVAC contractor would seem like an uphill task. However, with the right information, it should come naturally. Choosing an HVAC contractor is a serious task, and you are making a long-term investment in your house. Thus, there are a lot of alternatives out there for you to choose from; as a result, you want to be sure that you have made the right decision. When looking for a reputable HVAC contractor, there are a few factors you should keep in mind, as discussed below:

HVAC contractor installing an air conditioner

Find out how long the HVAC business has been open

Almost every day, a new HVAC business opens its doors. According to Investopedia, only 50% of new businesses will still be in business five years after their launch date. This is true even though many new HVAC businesses have the potential to be successful. So, at the very least, you want to ensure that any HVAC contractor you work with has at least five years of solid work experience in your area.

In the other hand, you don’t want to hire a contractor to do a job and then find out they can’t fix problems or take care of the equipment they set up for you. As an article in Forbes magazine mentions, if inexperienced contractors spot a problem, it may not yet be in their repertoire to fix the damage in question. At this point, your HVAC contractor may refer you to someone else.

Safe and Approved

Choose an air conditioning contractor whose technicians have undergone drug testing, background checks, and the earlier requirements. It would be best if you also looked out for certifications. These certifications let you know that the company you’re working with is one of the best in terms of quality and customer service. Most HVAC companies put their license number on their website and other marketing materials. Do not be afraid to ask the company for their license numbers, perform background checks and any other testing or safety measures that will help protect your family and property.

In Ice Blast you will find a team of specialized qualified technicians with over 35 years of industry experience in carrying out small to large-scale commercial installations for a wide range of customers all throughout Southeast Queensland.

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HVAC contractor with certifications

Check for Reviews and Referrals

One of the best ways to find a good HVAC contractor in your area is to ask around. Review sites like Yelp, Angie’s List, and Home Advisor help people pick HVAC companies based on how well they’ve done in the past. You’ll find that most reviews written by past customers are honest and fair. If they got great service, you’d be able to tell from their ratings. If something goes wrong, they usually aren’t afraid to say so. Listen carefully to the stories of homeowners whose homes and HVAC systems are similar to yours.

No home inspection, then don’t use their service.

If a contractor is unwilling to go to your home for measurements and a comprehensive assessment, you should not hire them. Before giving you an air conditioning installation cost or replacement, a contractor should visit your home to look at your current system and measure it. After a thorough inspection, your technician will decide what size and type of unit are best for your home. Your ducts and insulation must be looked at to find the best fit.

Check for Pricing

When looking for a good HVAC contractor, you may want to consider how much their services will cost. Before a contractor starts working on your project, transparent pricing lets you know exactly how much you will have to pay. You should also find out if a contractor charges by the job or by the hour. Good HVAC contractors give you a clear price quote before they start the job and never charge by the hour.

In Ice Blast we install industrial and commercial air conditioning systems for a wide range of business locations around South East Brisbane. We offer a wide range of commercial cooling solutions and work with leading brands in the industry. Click here and get a quote now!