How to Choose an HVAC Contractor in Wharton

No big decision should be made without first doing your homework, that includes the decision of deciding on an HVAC contractor. You’ll want to find a contractor that will listen to you and make certain they are meeting all your home comfort needs.

HVAC installation isn’t a project you want to attempt to DIY. It’s important to find a contractor that is highly skilled in many areas. They will figure out your home’s load calculation, pull permits to ensure local codes are met, check piping and a whole slew of steps in-between. If your top-of-the-line system doesn’t receive a top-of-the-line installation, you’re more likely to get inferior performance from your system.

The team at Faust Air Conditioning and Heating have put together some questions to ask to help you on your quest of finding your ideal HVAC contractor.

Do they have references or referrals?

If you’re looking to work with a company they should be able to furnish you with a list of recent customers that can authenticate the quality of their work. After obtaining that you can call and inquire about their recent HVAC projects, if they are happy with the results and if they would work with the company again in the future.

There are other sources you can look into like the ACCA (Air Conditioning Contractors of America) and the Better Business Bureau. Looking up a contractor on BBB will allow you to see consumer ratings and will also show you any customer complaints lodged against a company. The ACCA is a non-profit that employs the knowledge of over 60,000 professionals and 4,000 businesses. Contractors that belong to the ACCA are serious about their profession and will enthusiastically provide you with referrals.

An additional option is asking for the help of your friends on social media. These recommendations are given by people you know and trust. You’ll most likely not only get feedback on what contractors to use, but also who to avoid. If you’re looking for recommendations from your neighbors, nextdoor.com is literally a social network of your neighbors.

Are they NATE-certified?

If your contractor is NATE-certified you can trust you’re getting a contractor that meets the highest standards in installation and service. NATE (North American Technician Excellence) is a non-profit organization for HVAC technicians. Before becoming NATE-certified a technician has to pass specialized and real-world tests that were put together by a committee of the top industry experts.

Are they properly licensed and insured?

Almost every state requires licensure for HVAC contractors. This assists in protecting consumers from companies that use inexperienced workers. A simple online search will show you whether your state requires a license or not. If you are living in a state the requires a license and your contractor doesn’t have one, look elsewhere to avert any issues.

When to ask these questions?

The ideal time to find a quality HVAC contractor is prior to a breakdown. If you get your system checked when it’s running properly and get your regular maintenance scheduled to keep it running properly.

Relationships built on trust and experience is important to us at Faust Air Conditioning and Heating in Wharton. Our professionals will happily answer any questions you may have about home comfort. Give us a call at 979-323-6130 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.

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