Many homeowners aren’t aware of how their heating and cooling system works. When something isn’t right about your equipment, make sure to hire a company that you can trust to fix the problem. You want to invest in a technician who can do the job efficiently and get it right the first time.
Here a trusted furnace installation expert shares tips on how to avoid getting ripped off when having your HVAC system serviced.
Only hire a licensed, insured and bonded contractor.
Before hiring anyone to complete major repairs or home improvement projects in your home, make sure that they have a valid license, insurance and bonding. A reputable contractor will have no issues providing you with this information. In some areas, it may even be available online.
You may not always need to recharge your AC’s refrigerant.
Think twice about hiring a contractor who claims that your refrigerant needs a recharge. You’ll only need more refrigerant in your central AC if there’s a leak in the cooling system or refrigerant line. Hire a new cooling and heating service provider if the one inspecting your equipment suggests recharging the refrigerant without addressing the leak.
Check local feedback.
Reviews will allow you to determine the level of service a company provides. You can look for reviews on websites like Yelp, Home Advisor, Google and Houzz. The website of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) is another reliable place to check customer feedback. If possible, find out how the contractor resolved any complaints, and whether they were addressed quickly.
At Bill Reynolds Heating & Air Conditioning, you can count on us for all your HVAC needs. We offer high-quality heating and air conditioning repair services. Call us at (440) 946-7863 or fill out our contact form to get a free quote.
Eve Mitchell says
Thanks for mentioning that you should hire a licensed contractor. My husband and I are in need of heating repair. Hopefully, we can find a contractor this week.