Choosing the Right HVAC Contractor

May 20


Bruce Markey

Bruce Markey

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Here’s how you can choose the right HVAC contractor.


HVAC contractor is one of those professional designations that do so much,Choosing the Right HVAC Contractor Articles yet it can be hard to figure out if an HVAC contractor is the right person for the job. HVAC contractors can be independent or can work with a team at a larger company. Some specialize in homes while others work mostly in industrial spaces. Larger HVAC contractor companies are full-service and can work with any type of HVAC system in any type of building.

HVAC Contractors

HVAC stands for heating, ventilation and air conditioning, which covers most of the venting and air exchange functions in any building. HVAC contractors generally deal with anything concerning furnaces, air ducting, boilers, and air conditioners. They work with installing new systems, repairing existing systems, and providing routine maintenance.

HVAC contractors can also assess the ventilation needs of any building. They can upgrade or replace systems based on the air exchange requirements. These days, with COVID-19 and increased instances of forest fires in many areas, HVAC upgrades have become even more important. Having ventilation systems routinely assessed and upgraded is an important part of keeping those living and working in the building safe and healthy.

What to Look for in an HVAC Contractor

It is important for anyone looking for an HVAC contractor to keep in mind a few key points:

1)    How much experience does the HVAC contractor have?

Experienced HVAC contractors can save their clients time and money simply because they have experience with such a wide variety of situations. Experienced contractors are better equipped to assess unique situations and provide the best and most economical solutions.

2)    Is the HVAC contractor’s experienced with the type of systems required?

The ventilation needs of a home are quite different than the ventilation needs of an office, school, industrial building, or a hospital. It is important that the HVAC contractor not only has many years of experience, but that they also have years of experience working with the particular type of system you have.

3)    Is the HVAC contractor licensed and certified to do the required work?

One might assume that all HVAC contractors are licensed and certified to do the work required, but it is not always the case. It is important to check the credentials of any HVAC contractor before any work begins.

4)    Do they have good reviews?

Checking online reviews and asking around for word-of-mouth referrals is a good idea before hiring an HVAC contractor. People are very happy to share their good (and bad) experiences with anyone who asks.

5)    Will they provide a detailed quote before beginning any work?

A trustworthy HVAC contractor will provide a detailed, easy-to-understand quote for approval before any work begins. They should be able to communicate any potential issues that may come up, and the client should understand the costs and time involved with the project.

Choosing the right HVAC contractor is an important decision for any facilities manager, home, or business owner to make. It is especially important with viruses that spread through the air, like COVID-19. A good HVAC contractor can ensure that the people living and working in a building are breathing the safest air possible.