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How to Choose a Quality HVAC Company for Your Repairs

How to Choose a Quality HVAC Company for Your Repairs

You may not realize you've made a poor decision on your HVAC service until your family is sweltering in unbearable heat or your entire staff is turning blue and unable to type from a sudden winter chill. Ensure you choose the right contractor by checking for these vital pieces of information before you trust your home or business to them.

HVAC Licensing

Like most industries, the world of heating and air conditioning is governed by an assortment of laws and regulations instituted by both elected governments and those with prestige in the profession. To ensure compliance with the guidelines, HVAC contractors and all of their technicians need to complete a minimum amount of training and take an exam to verify their proficiency. Ask your contractor about which licenses they hold to ensure you're hiring a quality company.

Insurance Policy 

While training, experience and licensing go a long way toward preventing mishaps while working on an HVAC system, there is always the outside chance of maintenance and repairs causing additional damage. If your HVAC contractor isn't insured, then you may be stuck paying to fix even more problems. Don't trust a contractor who says they don't need insurance because they "always do the job right."

Positive Reviews 

Given how much impact a failing HVAC system has on daily life, people tend to distinctly remember those who restore it to working order or fail to deliver on a promise to do so. Look for reviews and feedback from the contractor's past clients to see how others in the community have felt after using their service. Remember that there will always be the occasional feverish recounting of perceived problems with any set of online reviews, so look through several reviews before making a judgment.

A contractor that is quick to lay out pricing before they've been to the work site should trigger alarm bells. A rough estimate is acceptable, but they should be willing to take the time to do their own investigating of the issue instead of relying on your input alone.

Upfront Inspection/Estimate 

A contractor that is quick to lay out pricing before they've been to the work site should trigger alarm bells. A rough estimate is acceptable, but they should be willing to take the time to do their own investigating of the issue instead of relying on your input alone. Once they are ready to give an estimate, have them provide it in writing with an itemized breakdown of services and equipment costs. If they mention a deal or special, make sure that it's mentioned in the estimate. Use the numbers to compare your short list of potential contractors.

Quality Equipment 

You don't want a contractor who installs cheap, shoddy products into your HVAC system as a way to give lower estimates. Poor equipment will drive up your overall costs with less energy efficiency and more frequent repairs. Pick a contractor who only offers products that are reliable and efficient.

Get it All with Kimbro Air

For household heads and business owners in the Nashville area, Kimbro Air has been providing the best HVAC equipment that is installed and maintained by licensed, insured, and bonded technicians. When picking a contractor to entrust with your HVAC system for years to come, choose one that has been serving the community faithfully for over half a century.

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