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5 Things to Look for When Choosing an HVAC Professional

5-things-to-look-for-when-choosing-hvac-professionalPurchasing new HVAC equipment is a big decision, but perhaps more important than what brand or model you decide on is which company you choose for purchase, installation and service. Going with a reputable HVAC professional is critical to the success of the job and your satisfaction over the life of your heating and cooling system.  In the Highlands Ranch/Denver Metro Area, you have many companies to choose from. Here are some important considerations to keep in mind.

1. Good reputation.

Look for contractors with consistently good online reviews on websites like Yelp! and Angie’s List. Check them out on the BBB (Better Business Bureau) website. Ask people you know and trust for recommendations of contractors they’ve used and liked.

2. Proper certification and experience.

Ask if all the technicians are NATE (North American Technician Excellence) certified. This means they are well trained and their knowledge base is current. It also ensures that they will be efficient and professional.

3. Referrals.

When you narrow down your list of selections, ask the companies for references and call them. Find out if the contractor was courteous and professional, neat and organized, and willing to answer questions satisfactorily. Was the work completed on time and on budget? Was the quality of the work exceptional and would the person hire this contractor again?

4. Written and itemized estimates.

A reputable HVAC professional will start by surveying your home, checking your air ducts for leaks and, in the case of a new equipment purchase, will calculate the proper size air conditioner or furnace you need. Once that is done, he will provide a written and itemized estimate. This is the best way for you to get an accurate estimate the first time, with no surprises once the work begins.

5. Sells quality products.

A reputable HVAC company will sell Energy Star rated products and help you choose the most efficient system for your home and budget.

Keep in mind, the best HVAC professionals probably won’t be the cheapest. As the saying goes, you get what you pay for, and paying for knowledge, expertise, training, integrity and thoroughness will likely save you lots of money and headaches over time.

IAQ meets all the criteria of a professional, reputable HVAC company. For excellent service, call us today!

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