4 Ways to Spot (and Avoid) a Poor HVAC Specialist

hvacThe changing seasons compel us to keep our heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems at home in top shape and fully functional. This reality underscores the need for finding the most reliable HVAC specialist for installation, repair and maintenance of your heating and cooling system at home. In fact, statistics show that within a ten-year span, particularly inclusive of the years 2014 and 2024, demand for HVAC mechanics and installers will rise by 14%.

It is worth reiterating that you simply cannot take lightly the importance of technicians that you welcome into your home to fix your air conditioning system or furnace. There are a lot of professionals out there that claim to be the best at what they do, but they end up either failing to fix the problem or even determine it!

Here are revealing points that instantly let you know you’ve hired wrong HVAC technician:

  • Lack of a standard contract. For HVAC every job awaiting completion, the agreed terms should be put in place, often in writing, and presented to you accordingly. Without a contract, you risk engaging the wrong services or worse, at outrageous rates. Remember never to make upfront full payment before the service officially started. Ideally, a good HVAC team will render the HVAC service first and ensure that you are satisfied before asking for the payment, or the last half of it.
  • None of the license, insurance or certification required by your city or state. Remember that what your state requires from an HVAC contractor may be different from others. You can judge the capability and reliability of a company or technician to do the job through the licenses they can show you as well as the requirements they adhere to.
  • Lack of credible references to back the technician’s HVAC expertise claims. Check for extensive training and experience in the technical facets of the work. A technician or specialist should have had rigorous training in the HVAC system installation, maintenance and repair, with the appropriate training proofs to boot.
  • Poor customer service. It goes without saying that you want a professional whom you can speak with about your specific HVAC concerns. When that technician whom a company sends seems to be the least mindful of your HVAC issues and doesn’t really answer your questions, you know you got the wrong person to do the job.

It pays to check for reputation and experience to ensure that you engage the services of the right HVAC service technician for your heating and air conditioning tune-up, repair or maintenance.


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