The 6 Questions You Should Ask Any Potential HVAC Contractor

Reliable HVAC contractors are an important contact that you’ll want to have on hand. Hiring an HVAC contractor will be required if you’re in the market for a new air conditioning unit or furnace. However, here are a few important questions that you should ask before they start their work.

1. Do You Offer an HVAC Maintenance Program?

The first thing you want to ask a prospective HVAC contractor is whether they offer a maintenance program. This is probably the most important question you’ll ask during your interview because having an HVAC contractor provide system maintenance twice a year goes a long way towards ensuring that your system runs efficiently at all times and that it doesn’t break down on you.

Furthermore, if the system has never been properly serviced, that could explain why it may be breaking down frequently. Ask if they offer this program, and see if they have a history of properly servicing the system.

2. Do You Offer Installation Incentives?

Just like maintenance programs, most HVAC companies offer installation incentives.

3. Can I See a Copy of Your HVAC Contractor’s License?

If you’re going to hire an HVAC contractor to install a new system, it is your legal right to make sure that they have a valid contractor’s license. Each state has its own laws regarding HVAC licenses. Moreover, if a licensed contractor from another state attempts to perform work in your state, they will need to have a license for each state they work in.

4. Can You Provide Details of Your Liability Insurance?

When it comes to your home, having an HVAC system installed is a significant investment. You want to make sure that the company you choose is fully insured, has workers’ compensation insurance and that they won’t leave you on the hook if there are any injuries or property damage resulting from the installation of your system. The best thing to do is to ask them to provide you with a copy of their policy before giving them your credit card number.

5. What Are the Latest HVAC Technologies?

Most HVAC contractors will have knowledge of the latest HVAC technologies and will be able to provide you with details on how they benefit you. If a contractor cannot provide you with details regarding the latest HVAC technologies, it may be time to look elsewhere and consider a more modern HVAC system.

Furthermore, you can also ask questions regarding the installation of a geothermal unit and whether they have experience in installing them. This may be an investment in the future and worth looking into if you’re interested in saving money on your energy bill.

6. What Are Your Terms?

Finally, you should ask the contractor about their terms. You want to make sure that they offer their services on a long-term contract and have no hidden fees or costs. The last thing you want is to pay a contractor one price and have them hit you with extra fees at the end.

When it comes to choosing a contractor for your new HVAC system, it’s important to know what questions to ask them. These questions can help you determine if they are legitimate and worthy of hiring. We at Doc Savage Air Conditioning & Heating have been in business for more than a decade and take pride in providing excellent HVAC services and products, so contact us today!

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