How to Choose an HVAC Contractor in Robstown

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 seek out a contractor that will listen to you and make sure they are meeting all your home comfort needs.

HVAC installation isn’t a good candidate to be a DIY project. It’s important to secure a contractor that is highly skilled in multiple areas. They will figure out your home’s load calculation, pull permits to make sure local codes are met, check piping and a whole slew 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 inferior performance from your system.

The team at McNatt Inc have put together some questions to ask to assist you on your journey of finding your ideal HVAC contractor.

Do they have references or referrals?

Before you work with a company they should be able to furnish you with a list of recent customers that can verify the quality of their work. From there you can call and inquire about their recent HVAC projects, if they are satisfied with the results and if they would choose the company again in the future.

You can also check with sources like the ACCA (Air Conditioning Contractors of America) and the Better Business Bureau. Finding 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 know-how of over 60,000 professionals and 4,000 businesses. Contractors that are members of ACCA are serious about their profession and will happily provide you with referrals.

Another option option is enlisting the help of your friends on social media. These recommendations are received from people you know and trust. In most cases you’ll 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 a social network comprised only of your neighbors.

Are they NATE-certified?

If your contractor is NATE-certified you can have confidence 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 created 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 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 perfect time to secure a quality HVAC contractor is before you experience 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 McNatt Inc in Robstown. Our professionals will happily answer any questions you may have about home comfort. Give us a call at 361-247-0605 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.

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