A properly functioning HVAC system is crucial for the comfort of a North Carolina home, with weather facing extreme ups and downs – sometimes in the same week, or even the same day!
A home’s heating and cooling system is complex and requires the maintenance of a qualified service provider to ensure the proper safety precautions are met when dealing with electricity, oil and natural gas, not to mention toxic substances like Freon. There are many factors your HVAC contractor will review aside from the unit itself – insulation, duct work, even your home window-type can make a difference.
There are a lot of HVAC service providers to choose from in the Triangle region. You’re looking for someone who can give you the best quality service at the best price, because HVAC services can quickly become costly. You want the best bang for your buck in an industry where overcharging is unfortunately all too common.
Here’s a few tips on how to find the best HVAC contractor for your home:
- Licensing & Insurance – North Carolina has minimum requirements for its licensed contractors to have in education and on-the-job-experience, as well as passing a written exam. Licensed contractors must also have a minimum level of liability insurance. You’ll want to make sure that whomever is conducting work in your home is licensed to perform the type of work you need to your system, and insured in the event of accidental injury or damage while on your property.
- References – Many residents find contractors by asking their friends for referrals. A trustworthy HVAC contractor is a valuable contact to have, as this person can make a big difference in your home budget. Your friends surely won’t steer you wrong, so you may feel comfortable accepting their recommendation. But that doesn’t mean you can’t ask for references and testimonials from the contractor. Even if you find someone through the almighty power of Google, any individual contractor or larger service company should be able to provide you with references upon request, or have genuine testimonials posted on their website or other marketing material.
- Estimates and Proposals – Major HVAC work, such as replacing a unit or repairing your system can come at a high cost. If you think your current HVAC service provider is overcharging you, or pushing you to replace a system that could be repaired, ask for another opinion and get a second, or even third estimate. Some larger companies put quotas on their technicians to help move inventory, with the burden of cost falling on you. Getting another opinion may end up saving hundreds, or even thousands of dollars.
If you are looking for HVAC service in the greater Raleigh-Durham area, we will send a licensed and insured contractor to your home after providing you with references of satisfied customers upon your request. At Klimatology HVAC, we pride ourselves on providing trustworthy HVAC repair and installation at a fair price. We will not try to push new product on you when it’s not necessary, and will inspect your home to ensure your system can operate optimally.
Need HVAC help? Contact us today.