Choosing a contractor that you can trust can be a difficult task. A professional company should be thorough and offer guarantees of their work to put you at ease. We've compiled a list of tips from some of the top online resources to help you make your decision.
EnergyStar says: Expect a home evaluation — The contractor should spend significant time inspecting your current system and home to assess your needs. This could take from 60 to 90 minutes.
WikiHow says: Choose HVAC contractors that are insured so you can financially protect your home from damages.
Mike from Holmes on Homes says: Extremely low quotes often mean that the contractor doesn’t have the experience to properly quote the job, let alone know what it will take to do the job properly, or that he knows how to take shortcuts with your home in order to undercut the legitimate competitors.
Angie's List says: Before hiring an HVAC service provider, ask about licensing.
Today's Homeowner says: When picking a contractor, remember that sizing an HVAC unit by matching it to the home and existing ducting requires skill and experience. A poor design typically results in a system that doesn’t deliver a consistent temperature from room to room and costs more to operate. But it can be even more serious than that. In very tight houses served by ductwork, poor design can lead to back-drafting, a dangerous situation where flue gases are sucked back into the house.