Choosing a good HVAC company isn’t simply looking through the Yellow Pages, or these days, the internet.
You’ll find plenty of HVAC companies in your local area, but whether they’re good or not is an entirely different question.
Plus, I don’t think I have to tell you that even online reviews won’t necessarily be honest or give you the full picture these days. So, here are some things you can do to make sure that the HVAC company that you’re interested in is legit and worth your time. The first thing you’re probably going to want to do is understand what you need from the HVAC company. Find out about your HVAC system, how old it is, what kind of model it is, even perhaps the square footage of your home, should you be interested in replacing it. If you’re only interested in maintenance, do a bit of an inspection yourself to find out what the problems are from your amateur standpoint. Your intuition may actually be helpful, though you should always defer to the expertise of an HVAC professional. Which brings me to my next point: you should check your state’s requirements for HVAC contractors to see if they are required to do the necessary schooling and training to be competent at the job. Obviously, if you’re lucky enough to have friends or family that have already done business with them, ask them about their experience. Ask them how knowledgeable the HVAC technician seemed to be. Ask them if they finished the job in the time frame that they promised and whether the amount of money that they estimated was the actual amount of money that the person paid.