How to Pick Out the Right HVAC Contractor

November 22, 2017

When it comes to selecting your HVAC contractor, your wish list could have a lot of items. Reliability. Excellent service. Skilled technicians. These are all key qualities to look for in a heating contractor in Excelsior Springs. So, you don’t want to cut corners when it comes to your home comfort. Colvin's Heating and Cooling has some tips for you to think about when it’s time to hire a professional. We take your home comfort seriously and want are here to help ensure you are well-informed before deciding.

Learn a little about HVAC. Before you begin your search, gather background about your current system. Find out the make and model, and its maintenance history, including any problems you have experienced with the system. You’ll also want to become familiar with the license and insurance requirements for Excelsior Springs heating and air conditioning service providers.

Talk to your friends and neighbors. If you have heard about a reputable company in Excelsior Springs, that’s a great place to start. You should also ask your friends, family and co-workers for recommendations and ask about their experiences with heating contractors. You’ll find out about the most trusted contractors in the area, as well as which ones to check off the list.

Compare proposals. You should ask the contractors to provide written, itemized proposals. Review the cost, energy efficiency and warranty information on the models you’re presented. It’s also a good idea to request referrals from each contractor’s current customers. Don’t just look for the least expensive quote—it may not be the best value. Prior to your final decision, consider how all these factors will affect you and your home comfort over the years.

Expect a detailed home evaluation. A solid, reputable heating and air conditioning company should perform a thorough examination of your home and your current system. It gives them a stronger understanding of your needs and determine the system that will best meet them. If a company provides a quote over the phone without taking a look at your home, it’s probably a good idea to remove them from the running. Home comfort needs are unique to each house, so just because your home is a certain number of square feet doesn’t mean a specific HVAC system would be best for you. There’s a lot more to the equation that needs to be evaluated during a home inspection.

Go with your gut. Trust your original impression. When you first meet a heating contractor, consider how you felt the appointment went. Were they professional? Friendly? On time? In general, people use the same HVAC contractors every year. If your initial meeting didn’t go well, you may want to find another option.

You deserve the best company to take care of your heating and air conditioning service. These tips will help you find the best heating contractor for your needs. If you’d like more information about how Colvin's Heating and Cooling in Excelsior Springs can take care of your home comfort, give us a call at 816-379-3918.