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How to Find a Good HVAC Contractor

Just because an HVAC contractor is well-known doesn’t mean they are the best choice for your needs. HVAC contractors are always in demand because people and businesses always HVAC servicing, repair, or replacement. Do some research and learn about contractor’s reputation prior to signing an agreement.

Where to Find Prospects

Begin with the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA). This is a non-profit organization whose members include at least 60,000 professionals and at least 4,000 businesses, each of them connected to the indoor environment field and energy services. Each of these members is in good standing and can give referrals for past projects.
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Consumer review and rating websites are but another option, which allows you to check if a certain contractor or company is trustworthy and delivers top quality work. Otherwise, just ask people around you for recommendations. Friends, relatives and coworkers are often happy to extend some help.
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The Better Business Bureau

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is very useful if you want to verify an HVAC contractor’s consumer ratings. On its website, you will be able to check whether your prospective contractor has a history of being the subject of consumer complaints. If you have any inquiries, contact your local BBB office.

The Contractor’s Credentials

Determine whether your prospective HVAC contractor has experience in the repair, maintenance or replacement of your current system, knowing how important this is in the prevention of future technical issues or misunderstandings. If your plan is to install a new system, make it a point to hire a contractor who actually specializes in your equipment’s particular model or brand.

Important Paperwork

> Licensing

An HVAC contractor may have to get a county, municipal or state license, depending on your location. Check the Contractor’s License Reference Site and the National Contractors website to know if HVAC contractors in your state will need a license.

> Bonding

A contract license surety bond is necessary to shield your against unfair dealings, and also to protect you financially in case there are problems with the agreement.

> Worker’s compensation insurance

In the event that a worker is injured while doing his job on your property, worker’s compensation insurance will make sure you are not financially liable.

The Contract

Beginning with your initial inquiry, keep all communication in writing. Emailing instead of calling the contractor is wise because it gives you a record of all the things that may have been said or promised.

Lastly, quotes or bids should all be returned in official writing, and just before you sign the contract, review it and make sure it contains the following details:

> project start date and end date

> labor and equipment cost breakdown

> schedule and mode of payment

> client referrals