Finding the best heating and air-conditioning service
No two professional service companies are ever the same. There will always be little differences in experience, expertise and customer service. Heating and air-conditioning service companies are no different. When deciding between companies it's a good idea to do a little research first rather than picking the first company you find. The difference in the quality of the job can be dramatically different so it pays to be a little discerning. When choosing a heating and air-conditioning service company look out for these qualities so that you can be sure you're getting the best.
Years in the business
This translates directly to experience level. A company that has been a long time in the business, say 10+ years, will have far more expertise than one that's only started. That's not to say you shouldn't ever hire a beginner company but make sure they have proper training and good references before hiring them for a heating and air-conditioning service.
Years in the business is something you can make exceptions for but one that brooks no exception is insurance coverage. Before hiring any heating and air-conditioning service ask first to see their insurance. A professional company will have n problem providing these documents. Without insurance, you’ll have to pay for any damages that could happen during installation or repair.
Customer service quality
The best heating and air-conditioning service companies will have an excellent track record of great customer service. Looking through testimonials is a good place to start but more accurate and honest reviews can often be found on online forums and review sites. This is where you can see the real face of the company. Good heating and air-conditioning service contractors will give a lot of attention to customer service. You'll likely be seeing these people at lot over the years during service checks so it's good to find a company that is easy to work with.
Amount of services they provide
Another big difference between heating and air-conditioning service companies is a number of services they provide. Some companies will provide extras as part of an installation or repair such as advice on how to save on energy bills or a free servicing check. Look through each company’s website so that you can be sure of what you are buying.
While you can, of course, go for a cheap heating and air-conditioning service company the quality you'll get through will show. Poorly installed system will be liable to breakdown and lead to expensive repairs and replacements.