Scheduling HVAC tune-ups should be at the top of your home maintenance checklist every season. In doing so, you lessen the chances of your equipment failing when you need it most. When having your unit serviced, however, be sure to take precautions to avoid getting scammed.
While most heating and air conditioning installation contractors in the area provide reliable service, there are still those who try to trick unsuspecting homeowners by offering cheap repairs but then performing shoddy workmanship. Here are some handy tips to keep in mind:
Know your HVAC system. Unscrupulous HVAC service providers use industry parlance or jargon to stir up confusion, with some taking advantage of the homeowners’ lack of knowledge to raise their prices. By reading up on basic HVAC terminology and educating yourself on the integral components of your home comfort system, it will be hard for such contractors to deceive you.
Professionalism goes a long way. Professional technicians make an impression not just in terms of appearance but also in how they interact with their customers. This is why you need to work with a local HVAC company that has a website, a company truck and uniforms or collared shirts with their logo on them for their cooling and heating repair technicians.
Check the contractor’s reviews. Before you hire a prospective HVAC contractor for a service call, see to it that you check reviews from past customers. While these should be easily found on the main page of their website, the most important reviews are those on Google, Yelp and the Better Business Bureau’s (BBB) website. Heating and cooling companies in your area with mostly positive reviews tend to have a stellar reputation in the local community.
For your air conditioning and heating service needs, turn to Air Comfort. We’re a company you can depend on to design, build, install and maintain your HVAC system. Give us a call today at (409) 833-5665 to get started. You may also fill out our contact form to schedule a service call or request an estimate.