How To: Choose the Best HVAC Company

Shaking Hands Carrier Rep

Are you in the market to replace your AC or schedule a repair, but you don’t know where to start or who to call to help?? You’ve come to the right place!   When choosing a company to work on your HVAC system it’s important to completely trust the company who will be visiting your home.  If you’re hesitant about who to choose or where to start we’re here to help to choose the best HVAC company:

Where Do I Start??:
1. Collect referrals: when searching for a company to choose always start by asking your friends, family and neighbors. Asking those close to you will give you honest answers with experience to back it up.
2. Do your research: always be sure to do your research by checking out the company website to ensure they’re a legitimate company. By taking just a few minutes to check out the website you’ll be able to learn a lot!
3.  Know the facts and your options: in addition to doing your research, there is also certain facts you should know! You should know that size matters…don’t allow the company you choose to guess on the size of unit for your home. To avoid installing a system too small (will cause your unit stress to keep up) or too large (won’t be efficient), careful calculations and measurements should be conducted by the HVAC estimator. You should also know your options. There are several options when it comes to choosing a fancy thermostat and even the type of your system–whether it be a boiler, furnace, heat pump, or air conditioner.

How Do I Know I’m Choosing The Best Company??:
1.  Read online reviews: when determining if you are choosing the best company always be sure to read their online reviews. Online reviews will give you first hand insight from people just like you who have worked with the company in the past.  If the company has a very low number of reviews or a low star rating it’s normal to be skeptical. Always do your research to find a company with a trustworthy amount of reviews and high star rating.
2.  Don’t accept verbal offers: when dealing with the company over the phone, never accept verbal offers. Sometimes a ballpark figure can be used; however, a trustworthy HVAC contractor will always want to visit your home to take a look at what you have and take measurements rather than throwing you a specific dollar amount. You should also make sure to receive your contract as a hard copy showing all of the specifications you have agreed to.
3.  Be careful about the lowest bid: if you jump on the first lowest estimate you could be in for a pack of trouble. The lowest estimate you were given does not always mean the best. Low ball offers can be an issue when it comes to reflecting the quality of service you receive.  Be sure to consider every angle of the estimate in order to direct you towards the best company.  Big investments should be given careful consideration so the quality provided is always key!
4.  Were you given options?: if you’re dealing with a reputable HVAC company there should be a discussion for various options you can choose from. If your contractor offers you only one option it could be a sign they are trying to push that certain unit to you in an attempt to avoid an warehouse inventory conflict. Your contractor should always have your best interest in mind when taking your requests into consideration.
5.  Is the company licensed?: whenever choosing the best HVAC company always choose the one that is licensed and insured! This one speaks for itself!

Make your home a #BELOMAN home today! If you would like further information please give us a call at (618) B-E-L-O-M-A-N or visit our Contact Us page.  We would love to help you today!  For any HVAC or plumbing repairs, installations, indoor air quality, sheet metal/fabrication or pest solution help give us a call.  Like always, the #BELOMAN is here to save the day!  We’re the only HVAC and plumbing company in the Metro East to receive the Better Business Bureau TORCH Award.  The award honors excellent commitment to customer service through exceptional standards for ethical business practices.