Whether it’s the hot and humid (or dry heat, which can be just as bad), or the deep cool air of the frigid winters (in which sometimes the temperatures can seem unbearable), you want to know that your heater, furnace, and even your central air conditioning unit is working. However, life doesn’t always happen the way we want it to, and generally, if your equipment is about 10 years old or older, you’ll want to probably have your entire HVAC unit replaced. But how do you find and choose the right candidate to perform your duct cleaning Belleville? In this guide we’ll give you some tips on how to do it.
Make Sure Your Contractor Has Good Equipment
When it comes to the AC units that you already have, you want to talk to your HVAC technician to make sure that the equipment that they are going to install isn’t the exact same brand as the one you already have, or have had that isn’t working. Times change, and so does heating and cooling. Your HVAC technician should be able to give you a lot of variety when it comes to heating and cooling solutions that are optimal for your home, as well as give you a proper inspection in order to do so. When they do, you also want to make sure that they give you energy efficient options – more on that next.
Make Sure Efficiency is Their Concern
While of course you may be worried about the price tag associated with the service and equipment to be installed, you mainly want to worry about the energy efficiency of the product. The more that a contractor can save you in the long run, the better, and the more courteous they probably are. Don’t just think that because they’re wanting to install something that might cost a lot up front but save you thousands on electric bills in the future is being too sales-oriented.
Licensing and Certifications Plus Insurance are a MUST
Never (this can’t be stressed enough) hire an HVAC repairman that doesn’t have valid insurance, as well as the licenses and proper contractor’s certifications, let alone their experience to do the job. If you hire an HVAC technician that is unqualified, or works mainly on businesses, and especially anyone who doesn’t have insurance and the proper contracting licenses, you can get scammed, they can get hurt, and either way you will be out of a lot of money, and possibly liable for any injuries, or damage that they cause in the process of installing your equipment.
Also, don’t just ask them for this proof, make them prove it. You’re trying to protect both yourself and them by asking to see the proof and paperwork showing licenses and insurance.
If you ever have any doubts on how to properly hire an HVAC technician, the best ones will often give you all of the information up front, and will never hesitate to answer any questions you may have, so be sure to ask a ton of them. Either way, these tips can help you greatly in making sure you get your new unit in to last another ten to fifteen years.