Do you ever think about how important it is to choose an HVAC contractor you want to keep for years? It’s hard enough to choose a competent person once but to choose well year after year, or need after need, reduces your chances that you’ll strike gold every time – unless you go steady.
But, finding someone you can trust for years to come isn’t easy. You know how it is when you’re trying to find loyalty and long-term happiness with someone – there are a lot of crooks, a lot of well-meaning but less-capable types, and those companies who will give you everything you want for a high, high price. How can you find a balance of capability and knowledge, reliability and consistency, affordability, and good service?
Five Steps to Finding an HVAC Technician You Can Trust
Find someone who respects your bank account.
Your budget is a big factor in the HVAC game. You have so many important ways to spend your hard-earned money and paying extra for the same system with lower-quality installation, or on shoddy repairs that need to be redone, just isn’t right. If your contractor doesn’t offer solid financing, push rebates and savings programs, or help you calculate your costs and savings, you need a new contractor.
Find someone who will respect your home.
If the HVAC company you partner with doesn’t background check their techs, administer drug tests, heavily vet their team, or uphold the highest standards for their behavior in your home, you’re better off switching than sticking around. Your home is your sanctuary, and you should always feel safe and respected, down to the cleanliness of your home after we’ve done some work.
Find someone who understands your needs.
HVAC is NOT one-size-fits-all. The right system for your home is determined by many factors that your HVAC contractor should measure, identify, or discuss with you. The recommendations your contractor offers up for repairs or routine maintenance should also line up with your goals, your needs, and your expectations. If not, you need to find someone who cares about those things.
Find someone who knows what he or she is doing.
This seems like a no-brainer but if you’re not well-versed in the technical lingo or the best practices in the HVAC industry, how can you be sure you’re getting the right people? A dedication to lifelong learning and training, years of service, and high awards for excellence in the industry will help you verify what just-any-HVAC-company could claim about themselves.
Find someone who is proven worthy.
Reviews are everything. If you find five companies that have met all the criteria above and who are within proximity to you, kudos! Choosing the best among the best comes down to the experiences other people have had. Even the most knowledgeable and affordable companies can be stiff and uncomfortable to work with. Choose an HVAC company whose customers are delighted by their service, and you’ll have a 5-star experience, too.
It can be intimidating to bring a new acquaintance into your home to perform work on your HVAC system. Developing trust with your HVAC technician is possible and the first step is to choose a reputable company like Sheldon's Heating & Air Conditioning’s. Contact us today for same-day service.