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Looking For An HVAC Contractor? Ten Tips To Make The Job Easy

Hiring an HVAC contractor to make repairs to your current heating and cooling system or install a new one can be a difficult and complex decision. As a homeowner, you want to make sure you get good value for your investment and receive quality service that will help you avoid future problems and costly mistakes.

Here are 10 tips that will make your search for a contractor easier:

  1. Know local requirements. Licensing requirements for contractors vary from place to place, so be sure you know what regulations exist in your area and insist on a contractor who meets or exceeds them.
  2. Gather referrals. Ask your family, friends and neighbors for the names of reliable HVAC professionals they may have hired in the past.
  3. Follow up. When you’re considering a particular contractor, ask him or her for the names of satisfied past customers, and follow up by contacting them.
  4. Look for sales and rebates. In 2011, the federal government is offering money–saving tax incentives to homeowners who install new, energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment. Take advantage of them.
  5. Prioritize energy efficiency. Look for the Energy Star seal when you’re shopping for a new air conditioner–you’ll save a lot of money on your utility bills over its lifespan.
  6. Get a free consultation. Reputable HVAC professionals should visit your home and make a comprehensive inspection before recommending products or services.
  7. Request a written estimate. Get an itemized list of the repairs or services you need, and compare it carefully against those you’ve received from other professionals.
  8. Put it in writing. Before you proceed with any work, get a written agreement on the services to be provided, and their costs.
  9. Pay it forward. If you’re pleased with a particular HVAC professional, let people know.
  10. Ask questions. Find out how long the company has been in business, and check for more information at their website. Ask freinds if they have heard of the company. Try and get a refferal from somone you know.

In the Yuma area, Hansberger Refrigeration and Electric Company has long been one of the most reliable contractors in the business. We’re happy to provide detailed consultations and no-obligation estimates for new AC installations. Count on us.

Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information, click here to download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

Hansberger Refrigeration & Electric Co services the Yuma area in Arizona. To get started, check out our website.