Installing, replacing, and even maintaining an HVAC system often requires a significant budget – so it makes a difference which HVAC company you hire. If price is the only deciding factor and you choose an HVAC contractor who promises to undercut everyone else, you could easily be in for a major disappointment due to hidden costs and inferior quality of work. Not to mention, you could end up paying many times the actual cost. In this article, you’ll learn how to choose the correct HVAC company.
In every profession, there are routine jobs, so in the HVAC industry, there are some devices and places where installation is very simple. Installing an indoor unit in a single room of a modern lightweight house is not a difficult task, but it is no coincidence that even for this task a permit is required.
HVAC installers work with hazardous gasses, install low and high-voltage systems, and perform masonry and other esthetic work as needed. When a heavier system is required, a planner should be added to the team of specialists to ensure that construction plans are drawn up and the appropriate permits are obtained.
For these reasons, finding the right professional is not so easy. It’s a basic fact in the construction industry, including the HVAC market – the cheapest is not always the cheapest in the long run. Let us take a look at the details!
HVAC Company is Licensed in the State
HVAC installation requires a license, precisely a license from the state where they are performing work, and technicians must also attend at least 10 hours of additional training each year. Only work with an HVAC company that is properly licensed!
Although there are unfortunately some “HVAC contractors” on the market who will give you a quote without being on-site, you should not take this for granted. It is a red flag if a contractor does not take measurements but only gives you the results and prices “by eye”. Of course, this can be useful data for an approximation, but accurate measurements are required for an actual and ultimately disappointment-free quote.
So there may still be situations that surprise the contractor, such as electrical installations,
but what you can do is to be prepared in advance.
Helps you Select the Right HVAC System
It may seem trivial at first glance, but there may be a situation where you need to install a unit that is different from the usual market standards. Especially if you need a multi-split unit or a commercial-grade unit. It’s worth asking if the HVAC company has worked with similar equipment before. This is vital not only for installation but also for ease of maintenance.
Does Not Provide a Detailed Quote
A lump sum quote is not the right solution – it is best to accept only a detailed offer that includes all the details. This way you can make sure that the quote does not contain any hidden costs and covers everything.
Rogers & Sons is a family-owned HVAC company with extensive experience specializing specifically in comfort systems. We provide our services not only to residential customers but also to commercial and industrial customers with the highest quality. Our staff will be happy to assist you in preparing your project as well as building and operating the best HVAC system.