When selecting a company to install, service or maintain your home heating and cooling system, or to provide indoor air quality solutions, look for:
- A company that is licensed (as required by state law) and insured, and that applies and pays for all required permits to do the work on your premises.
- A company that backs up its installation recommendations with supporting data. This would include a free, comprehensive, on-site evaluation of your heating and cooling systems, with an assessment of your duct work, electrical, chimney, venting, gas or oil service and heat loss calculations. A thorough assessment by a trained expert will guarantee that you get the right size and model for your home and that you get no surprises when it comes time to pay the bill.
- A company that offers both installation and service. Many heating and cooling companies handle new installations only – which means finding another company that may be unfamiliar with your systems for maintenance.
- A company that offers preferred service (such as preferential A/C service when the hot days of summer arrive) with cost-effective annual maintenance contracts.
- Last, but not least, a company that has been in business for many years and has trained, licensed, experienced technicians and staff.