Knowing how to select your Pinellas, Pasco or Hillsborough HVAC contractor will ensure you have a professional service, repair or installation. When you search, make sure your specialist is experienced with all commercial brands. Be informed and ask pertinent questions, such as:
- Are they owned and operated locally?
- Can they provide references?
- Are they NATE-certified and insured? In good standing with the BBB?
- Do they charge for estimates on new equipment?
- Offer a written breakdown of parts and labor?
- Are the technicians prompt? Give a “window of time?” Call if running late?
- Are the technicians respectful and unobtrusive? Use protective footwear and drop cloths? Clean up their work area upon completion?
- Do they carry the most common HVAC parts? If they don’t have the correct part on board, do they charge a “trip” fee to return?
- Do they offer a Florida Maintenance Agreement?
- Do they offer emergency service?
- Are they in compliance with all the Florida HVAC codes and regulations? Up to date on current developments in technology, equipment and design procedures?
Always be skeptical of exceptionally low estimates when you select your HVAC contractor. Superior Florida HVAC contractors may be higher, but they probably offer better service at a greater value. Lowball figures are an indication of customary warranty exclusion. Worse, they could be trying to pass off outdated HVAC equipment.
Concerning price, a reputable contractor will recommend accepting proposals that offer the greatest value of price and product. Never hesitate to question unclear details. Ideally, this is the start of a long and happy relationship!
If it has been determined that you do need a new HVAC system, it’s best to get the a written description from the onset. Details such as: start and end dates, costs of all equipment and labor, maximum time you can expect to be without your system, model and serial numbers (if known), and any associated costs for variables that may arise, should be included.