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Nine Steps To Finding The Right HVAC Contractor

In order to enjoy the best performance and efficiency from your newly installed cooling or heating equipment, it’s important that you select the right HVAC contractor to perform the installation. A poorly installed system could result in decreased efficiency (higher power bills) and shorter equipment life. Here are nine steps to finding the right HVAC contractor for the job:

  • Talk to friends and neighbors: They may be able to recommend an HVAC contractor that they worked with recently.
  • Contact references: Ask a contractor or two for references and give them a call. Ask how the contractor’s serNine Steps To Finding The Right HVAC Contractorvices are, whether a past job was completed on time, and if the contractor stayed on budget.
  • Ask about insurance and licensing: Liability and workers comp. insurance is important to make sure you aren’t held responsible for an accident or injury that could occur on your property during an installation. Additionally, a business license is necessary for HVAC contractors working in Arizona.
  • Understand the importance of membership in certain organizations: Choosing a contractor with an Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) membership ensures the best job possible in a safe and timely manner. NATE (North American Technician Excellence) is also an important credential.
  • Seek the Energy Star: Strict efficiency and operating guidelines must be met for heating or cooling equipment to qualify for the Energy Star label.
  • Look for special offers: Limited-time deals from the contractor are worthwhile, as are rebates and tax credits that might be available if you purchase Energy Star-qualified equipment from a trusted HVAC contractor.
  • Expect a home inspection: The contractor you work with should spend time assessing your home’s cooling and heating loads so they can properly size your new equipment.
  • Ask for a written estimate: Information about the total cost, efficiency and warranties should be included in this estimate.
  • Get everything in writing: A written, signed proposal is essential before work begins if you want to be protected in case of legal action.

With these nine steps in mind, you have what you need to find the right HVAC contractor for your installation. Contact Hansberger Refrigeration & Electric Co. in Yuma today to work with a contactor who will provide the answer to all of your Cooling questions. ‘Count On Us’ Since1952 we have been Yuma’s comfort experts.

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

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