by Zona on January 24, 2014

Steps To Picking The Right Heating Contractor


Indianapolis HeatingWhen you need your heating system repaired or replaced, you’ll need to hire a HVAC contractor. With all of the contractors available, how do you decide which one to choose? An HVAC contractor should have all of the skills and certifications needed to properly diagnose and repair your heating unit. Follow these steps to make sure that you are picking the right heating contractor.

First, ask your families and coworkers for referrals. In all likelihood someone in your circle of friends has needed an HVAC contractor in the past. Ask around and find out who your friends and family used and if they would recommend them.

Next, ensure that your HVAC contractor has the proper license, insurance and certifications that are required within your state. Contact the proper government officials in your area if you are not sure what credentials an HVAC contractor should have. Make sure they show you their credentials so that you know they are legitimate. Also, check the Better Business Bureau to see what kind of reputation an HVAC contractor has.

Make sure to choose a heating contractor that will inspect your unit before giving you an estimate. An HVAC specialist should listen to your problem and run a complete diagnostic of your heating unit. They should have the tools to look for leaks, check air pressure, and inspect the unit to make sure it meets manufacturer guidelines.

Lastly, get everything in writing. Before any work is begun make sure that your HVAC contractor is willing to detail the services they intend on performing. Ensure that any fees for parts, labor and equipment, as well as dates during which work will be done are listed on any contract. You can avoid being taken advantage of by getting upfront pricing in writing.

If you follow the above steps to picking a heating contractor, you will get the best service at a reasonable price. Be sure to remember the name and number of an HVAC contractor if you are happy with the work they performed. That way you can save yourself the time and effort of finding another heating contractor in the future.

Are you in need of a reliable heating contractor in the Indianapolis area? Call us at (317) 881-9536 and schedule a service call today!

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