Are you finding yourself in need of HVAC maintenance or repairs this holiday season? If you need to go ahead and hire an expert, there are a few questions you want to make sure you ask before you allow any HVAC company to work on your system. Keep these in mind when you are calling to hire a pro.
Do You Have Insurance?
Because HVAC systems require some heavy lifting, as well as costly repairs if something doesn’t go right, an HVAC pro will be equipped with insurance to cover any mistakes or accidents that can occur while on the job. HVAC experts are trained to safely work on your system, but unforeseen accidents may still occur, so be sure to ask if the company has insurance and what it covers when they’re working on your unit. That way you are aware of the liability should anything happen.
Are You Licensed And Accredited?
HVAC professionals are highly trained because of the intricacies of HVAC systems’ designs. In order to safely repair, install, and replace units, HVAC pros are working with extensive knowledge to make sound decisions. Your HVAC expert should have proper licensing and accreditation. The North American Technician Excellence, or NATE, provides this accreditation so be sure to hire a pro who has this. It’s also favorable for the company to be under Energy Star, which approves energy-efficient appliances.
Can I Have A Written Estimate?
Most HVAC companies provide a free consultation to check out your unit before they start any work. Prior to them beginning, you should receive a detailed cost breakdown of what needs repairing. They should not begin any tasks until you receive this quote. A real pro will make sure you completely understand what the issues are with your unit and what the cost will be for their services.
What Maintenance Tasks Can I Do Myself?
When maintaining an HVAC unit, there are several things you can do yourself. Make sure you stay on top of cleaning and replacing your filters and keeping debris away from your outdoor unit. If you aren’t sure how to maintain your HVAC unit, call in an expert to show you some things you can do yourself before you call them in for repairs. Taking care of your investment will help save you money down the road should any issues with your system arise. A willing HVAC expert showing you what you can do is a good indicator they are honest and forthcoming with information, making them someone you want to hire for a repair or replacement in the future.
Having any repairman come into your home when you’re not fully informed can be stressful. By asking these questions, you will be able to weed out the unfavorable HVAC pros. For trusted experts who meet these expectations and more, contact Johnny On The Spot for a free consultation at (725) 977-9461.