Just like any other homeowner in the Denver area, you likely want to make sure that your home is very well cared for, and you want to also make sure that the service professionals you trust to come into your home are reputable, have integrity, and will do the job right the first time. Whether you’re investing in an air conditioner replacement right now or any other HVAC system, there’s no reason to go with mediocre service.
And remember, just because an HVAC contractor is popular or more affordable doesn’t mean they’re the right pro for you or your particular service need. It’s vital that you do your homework, and choose an HVAC company that’s the right fit for you and your needs. We’ve provided some guidelines below to help you choose a quality company here in the Denver area!
Are They Properly Licensed and Insured?
It’s never a bad idea to ask your HVAC technician(s) for their credentials. You shouldn’t just assume that because they are in a uniform and drive a commercial vehicle, that they have everything they need—including experience—to be able to service your HVAC systems safely and effectively.
You would be doing your due diligence to check with your local licensing office to confirm that the company you are choosing has a current license, and verify that their insurance policy us up-to-date as well.
We all try to avoid accidents as best as possible, of course, but there is no denying that they happen. You want to ensure that you won’t be held liable if an HVAC technician is injured while on your property. Their insurance policy should cover this!
What Is Their Level of Training?
Be sure to ask your potential HVAC contractor about the level of training their staff has received. Most contractors do and should require some level of technical training and certification from a vocational school. Vocational programs focus on the latest advancements in HVAC technology, EPA regulations, and stand repair and maintenance services.
This is also your opportunity to ask the HVAC contractors about their familiarity with your particular HVAC systems. If you are looking to upgrade your HVAC system, you’ll want to ensure that your technicians are qualified to service that brand.
Do They Provide Estimates?
Any true HVAC professional will be more than capable, and more than happy, to provide you with at least a general estimate of what their work will cost, before beginning the job. This way, you know what to expect and there won’t be any huge surprises in cost down the road. Remember though, in any contractual agreement you never want pricing to just be a verbal conversation. Get your estimate in writing, and make sure it’s signed!
One last factor to keep in mind is that, while it’s not rare for an HVAC contractor to request a deposit on large projects, a professional HVAC contractor won’t ask you to pay for the whole job up-front. This offers you no guarantee on the quality of work, after all.