When you’re ready to hire an HVAC contractor for your Michigan home, there are several qualities to look for. Many homeowners select a company based on price alone, but this is only one point to consider. Hiring an HVAC contractor based solely on the cost of the job could save money now but could lead to more spending later.
Without a properly trained professional, HVAC investments are often not installed properly, resulting in poor performance and higher utility bills, as well as discomfort from leaky ducts, poor air conditioning or heat distribution, dust and problems with humidity levels.
Here are some tips for selecting an HVAC contractor that’s properly qualified for the job:
- Before quoting on a job, a qualified contractor should come to your home and evaluate the what you’d like completed. A bid should be put into writing, outlining precisely what will take place and the timeline it will take.
- Ensure that the HVAC company is licensed and insured, covering the work they do and the technicians they staff.
- Ask about certifications and affiliations. Various associations and certifications, like NATE, represent quality and specialized knowledge that’s backed by an industry-accepted affiliation.
- Make sure the HVAC company you’re considering provides equipment that’s Energy Star-qualified.
- Ensure that the technician follows guidelines for measuring and sizing before selecting equipment. These are complicated calculations that must be followed for maximum efficiency.
- The contractor should also perform sizing for existing ductwork. Before recommending a unit, the contractor must take the existing ductwork into consideration to make sure it can handle the load.
For more information on what to look for in an HVAC contractor, feel free to question the experts at Team Bob’s Heating Cooling Plumbing. We proudly serve homeowners throughout Grand Traverse County.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Traverse City, Michigan and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about hiring an HVAC contractor and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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