Article provided by: AC Plus Heating & Air
If you are searching for a heating contractor in Spring Valley Lake, it can be helpful to know what to look for. In this short be loaded article, we are going to give you a few tips that you can use to hire the right heating contractor, whether that contractor is from AC Plus or not.
Too often, we find that homeowners are having bad experiences with their HVAC service and installation professionals in our area, and AC Plus wants to stand out for the good by helping people to make sound decisions with their heating and cooling equipment and with the contractors whom they hire. Now, consider a few tips that can help you to have a great experience with your heating contractor.
Tip #1: Request an On-Site Inspection
When you are searching for a heating contractor in Spring Valley Lake, an instant red flag is a company that gives you a quote over the phone. You want to find a contractor who will come to your home for an inspection. This way, you know that the work will be thorough and the right price will be quoted.
Tip #2: Make Sure the Heating Contractor You Choose is Licensed and Insured
If a heating contractor is licensed, then you can have peace of mind knowing that the contractor has at least gone through some kind of testing and has demonstrated his/her skill and knowledge related to the industry. You also have the peace of mind knowing that the contractor is accountable to someone. Making sure your contractor is insured is equally important for a couple of reasons:
- If the contractor damages your property, then that contractor’s insurance will pay for the damages, assuming that they have enough liability insurance. If the contractor is not insured, then you might get stuck with the bill should any accidents or damages occur on your property.
- Should your contractor become injured on the job – regardless of whether it was the contractor’s fault or your own, then you will be held accountable for their medical bills.
You need to know that the contractor you hire is covered so that you won’t be held liable should an accident occur, but you can’t take a stranger’s word for it! Just because a contractor tells you that he or she is fully licensed and insured doesn’t mean that they are. Make them prove it to you. Ask to see the documentation. If the contractor seems taken aback or offended by your demand to see that they are what they say they are, take it is a red flag and find another contractor.
Tip #3: Check for Certifications
The EPA sets forth strict guidelines that stipulate that any technician who handles refrigerants has to go through proper training. Along with licenses and insurance, you want to know that the contractor is actually recognized and qualified to do the work that they are offering to do.
These are just three tips for finding a great heating contractor in Spring Valley Lake. For an-home inspection, contact us online or by phone.