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Recommendations for Choosing Professional Heating and Air Contractors


Date Posted: 10/21/2012 12:44:47 PM

Posted By: sashoo  Membership Level: Silver  Total Points: 382

When it comes to your cooling and heating needs, selecting a reliable contractor is paramount. After all, you don't want to get stuck with systems that do not satisfy your needs. Which is why the tips in this article will ensure you get value for your money.

Firstly, it goes without saying that contractors that are more established will undoubtedly exhibit a better customer satisfaction record. Moreover, they even stand out when they possess a state license. And ensure they are fully insured prior to their employees charging you for work done.

Equally noteworthy is confirming that the contractor is fully bonded, as much as insured. This enables the company replace or repair your property should it suffer damage either due to the contractor's error, or their employees.

It also helps if you can distinguish the difference between the contractor's EPA certification and state licensing. While most contractors will imply they are licensed to work on air conditioners by possessing Environmental Protection Agency Certification, an EPA certificate is way different from a state license. For an EPA certificate, one not only needs to own a recovery unit but also know how to utilize it. And the recovery unit captures the refrigerant emitted when a technician works on either a heat pump or air conditioner; a process that minimizes the refrigerant's effect of damaging the ozone layer. But while an EPA certified individual may be permitted to buy refrigerants for their own use - servicing their home, business place or automobiles, the EPA certificate doesn't qualify them to work on other peoples heating and cooling systems, both residential and commercial.

And here's another vital factor: How up-to-date is your contractor with the newest developments that will help choose and install your system? Knowledge in the latest procedures regarding technology, design and equipment, will enable the

contractor select and install for you the most reliable and efficient system.

How about the company's concern for the environment? A contractor who portrays quality will help protect the environment. They'll go out of their way to offer environment friendly products besides being trained and certified to tackle the used refrigerants. Otherwise, using some refrigerants might, as well, destroy the ozone layer.

The contractor's quality about indoor air services is no exception too. Because of organic resins and poor air turnover, your home or business may be susceptible to indoor-based air pollution, but a quality contractor should be able to tackle this. They should be able to service your systems, and perhaps, recommend quality indoor air products, in case, you are allergic to the usual ones.

What's more, with a quality contractor, testimonials or references should certainly be at your disposal. Ensure you go through the company's comments by previous clients. Even make a follow up and call the customers to inquire about their satisfaction with the dealer. I mean ask specific questions about the contractor, for instance, the company's timeliness, among others.

I hope these recommendations help you get that perfect heating and air contractor you've been looking for.

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