Florida is known for swampy days, lots of sunshine and warm temperatures. The worst feeling is the air conditioner going out in the dead of summer. Even the breeze off the water does little to cool the house. Here are some tips to choose a quality heating and cooling professional.
Family and friends are a great place to start looking for a Riverview FL heating and cooling professional. They can tell you who they loved using and who they didn’t. A flashy website or radio ad may sound good but talking to people and reading testimonials can give you a better idea on whether or not they deliver on their promises.
An HVAC contractor shouldn’t give you with an estimate over the phone without properly inspecting your insulation, air conditioner or vents. How can they know how much work is to be done without ever looking at your unique situation? An inspection shouldn’t cost you anything.
If the HVAC contractor has a website, see if they post their licensing and certification numbers on it. Some radio, print or TV ads display or state the licensing numbers as well. A contractor who isn’t licensed or certified is probably not someone you want in your home. You cannot trust that they have the experience and qualifications for the job.
Get everything in writing before the work begins. Yes, it’s hot in your home, but make sure you get the details of the bid in writing on a signed contract. The contract should include when payments are due, how much the project costs, the fees for equipment and labor broken down, the work to be completed and potential fees for things such as a future upgrade.
Obtain a quote from multiple sources if you can. For one, quote comparison ensures you get the best price for the best value. If someone is clearly overcharging you, a quote comparison can show you that. A very low bid can indicate that the workmanship isn’t of the same quality.
Insurance is something often overlooked when it comes to contractors of any sort. However, an insured and bonded contractor protects your family financially if damage is done. Even the best contractor makes mistakes. Insurance provides that added protection.
Before the summer season heats up your home, have a qualified contractor inspect it for potential problems. Fixing those problems before the scorching heat helps you save money and hassle. Emergency fixes always cost more and don’t give you the time to properly research the contractor.