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7 Questions to Ask Before Hiring an HVAC Contractor for Your Arizona Home

Whether the HVAC system in your Yuma area home needs repair, replacement or service, you’ll want it taken care of by a qualified, trustworthy professional. Hiring an HVAC contractor who fits the bill isn’t complicated, but it does require you to do some research and ask some questions. Here are seven questions to ask:

  1. Ask around. The best references are obtained from locals who do business within the community. Simply ask ‘who is the best A/C contractor in town’ or ‘who do you use for an A/C contractor’? Find out whether the company completes work on time and on budget, if the client was satisfied with the work, and if they would hire the contractor again.7 Questions to Ask Before Hiring an HVAC Contractor for Your Arizona Home
  2. Are you licensed? A licensed contractor must meet strict criteria set down by the state. Ask to see the valid license and verify it online at the Arizona government website.
  3. What type of warranty do you offer? Any contractor worth considering will offer you an understandable, written warranty covering the work performed.
  4. How long have you been in business? An HVAC contractor that has been in business for many years brings more experience to the table. Having worked on a variety of equipment of varying ages and from different manufacturers, a seasoned contractor will have a wide knowledge base to draw from.
  5. Are you NATE certified? Contractor with this designation have passed stringent testing related to their field, validating their knowledge and skill within the HVAC industry.
  6. Can I get a written estimate? A reputable contractor will be happy to provide you with an itemized written estimate on new installs showing costs involved and the time for completion.
  7. Are you insured? Liability insurance protects both parties in the event of bodily harm or property damage while on the job. When hiring an HVAC contractor, make sure they carry insurance and that it’s up to date.

Before hiring an HVAC contractor, contact the experts at Hansberger Refrigeration and Electric Co. We have all the right answers to your questions, and have been proudly serving the Yuma area since 1952.

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

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