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How to Choose an HVAC Contractor in Abilene

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

HVAC installation is not something you want to try to DIY. It’s important to secure a contractor that is highly skilled in a number of areas. They will evaluate your home’s load calculation, pull permits to ensure local codes are met, check piping and a bunch of steps in-between. If your top-of-the-line system isn’t getting a top-of-the-line installation, you’re more likely to get subpar performance from your system.

The team at Abilene Air-Tech Inc have put together some questions to ask to help you on your pursuit 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 corroborate 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 hire the company again in the future.

Some other sources to check with are 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 enlists the expertise of over 60,000 professionals and 4,000 businesses. Contractors that are a part of ACCA are serious about their profession and will enthusiastically provide you with referrals.

Another option option is requesting the help of your friends on social media. These recommendations are received from people you know and trust. You’ll probably not only get feedback on what contractors to use, but also who to avoid. If you’re looking for suggestions from your neighbors, nextdoor.com is literally a your neighborhood’s own social media site.

Are they NATE-certified?

If your contractor is NATE-certified you can guarantee that 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. In order to become 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 all states require licensure for HVAC contractors. This provides protection for consumers from companies that use unqualified workers. A short online search will show you whether your state requires a license or not. If you live in a state the requires a license and your contractor doesn’t have one, look elsewhere to prevent any issues.

When to ask these questions?

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

A relationship built on trust and experience is important to us at Abilene Air-Tech Inc in Abilene. Our professionals will happily answer any questions you may have about home comfort. Give us a call at 325-692-5850 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.