Searching for an HVAC contractor can be a bewildering experience, with more than 100 to choose from in Grand Traverse County alone. A simple way to narrow your search is to ask friends and family members for recommendations. Once you have a few suggestions, contact each company and schedule a home visit. During each visit, you will want to ask the following questions that will guide you in comparing companies and prices so you can determine which HVAC contractor suits your project best.
- What licenses do you hold? Select an HVAC contractor who is capable and licensed to complete your job. Ask if the technicians are NATE-certified (North American Technician Excellence) and if they have experience with Energy Star products.
- What products do you use and what are the warranties? There are a variety of products on the market. Know what will be installed in your house and inquire about energy-efficiency levels, as well as SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) and HSPF (heating seasonal performance factor) ratings. Also, be sure to ask what type of warranty the factory and the HVAC contractor carry.
- What will the total cost be? Before starting any large project in your home, make sure you know what the final price will be. You may have a specific budget in mind, so be sure to work with your contractor to find a solution that works for both of you.
- Will you provide a contract with all of details? Any reputable company will have a written contract. Make sure all essentials are covered within it. This includes pricing, duration of the project, permits, warranties, cleanup and disposal coverage.
Who you hire to complete your HVAC needs will determine how happy you are with the final product. Contact Team Bob’s Heating Cooling Plumbing for all of your HVAC needs and questions.
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