3 Things to Look for When Choosing an HVAC Contractor
When selecting an HVAC contractor for your heating and cooling needs, it’s important to do your research to find the best professional available for the job. Too often, customers have a tendency to settle for the first contractor they find that services their area. But by taking the time to understand the pros and cons of each HVAC contractor that’s available, you’ll ensure your home comfort needs are properly met.
Read on to learn what’s most important to consider when performing your HVAC contractor search!
HVAC Contractor Licensing & Experience
Your home’s heating and cooling equipment are among the most complex and expensive systems that exist within your home. It’s imperative that whomever you select to work on this equipment is properly trained to do so. In Ohio, HVAC contractors are required to hold proper licensing that requires at least five years of experience within the field prior to the date of filing a licensing application.
In addition to licensing, you should also inquire about the team’s overall experience, affiliations, and certifications. Decades of experience won’t guarantee that your contractor is the perfect person for the job; however, years of experience coupled with up-to-date certifications indicate that your technicians are trained to use the most advanced industry tools and techniques. For example, JM Mechanical Heating & Cooling holds the following affiliations and certifications to ensure our employees remain current on the latest industry trends and techniques:
- North American Technician Excellence (NATE)
- LG Excellence Air Conditioning Contractor
- Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA)
- Tempstar Elite Dealer
- Daikin Comfort Pro
You can easily locate an HVAC contractor’s experience, certifications, and affiliations in the about section of their website, or by calling them directly.
Customer References & Referrals
Part of your homework when finding the best HVAC contractor for your comfort needs is reading customer reviews and testimonials. More than this, however, you should make an effort to request references and referrals directly from the HVAC company and call them up to ask the following questions:
- Was service completed on time and within budget?
- Did the company respect your property during service?
- Did technicians leave a mess or clean their work area?
- Did technicians take time to test the system after installation, repair, or replacement?
You may also want to do a search on the Better Business Bureau website to see the company’s current rankings and customer reviews. Additionally, you can refer to reliable sources such as Consumer Affairs or Expertise to understand which contractors in your area are the best to use. JM Mechanical was recently listed as one of the top HVAC contractors in Cincinnati’s Consumer Affairs report and Expertise’s 2020 List of Best HVAC & Furnace Repair Companies in Cincinnati.
Guarantees on HVAC Services Provided
The best HVAC contractors will stand behind their work, offering customers guarantees on service and extended warrantees. At JM Mechanical, our team offers the following benefits to our customers:
- Online tracking with 30-minute arrival window guarantee, or services are 50% off
- 5-year warranty on all service repairs
- 0% APR financing offered on all services
- 30-day comfort guarantee or your money back
- 10-year, no-hassle parts and labor replacement warranty
Ask your HVAC contractor how they plan to stand behind their work beyond initial service before scheduling an appointment with them!
Contact JM Mechanical Heating & Cooling
For experienced, highly recommended HVAC service backed by a long list of guarantees, look no further than JM Mechanical for your heating and cooling needs. Our team is happy to ensure your home comfort needs are met exactly the way you expect.
Contact us today to get the top-level service your home deserves!