How to Choose an HVAC Contractor in Dallas and Atlanta surrounding areas

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

HVAC installation is not something you want to try to DIY. It’s important to find a contractor that is highly skilled in many areas. They will work out your home’s load calculation, pull permits to guarantee local codes are met, check piping and plenty of steps in-between. If your top-of-the-line system doesn’t get a top-of-the-line installation, you’re more likely to get inferior performance from your system.

The experts at Innovative Mechanical, LLC have put together some questions to ask to guide 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 give you a list of recent customers that can authenticate the quality of their work. Once you receive that you can call and ask them 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. Looking up a contractor on BBB will allow you to look through consumer ratings and will also show you any customer complaints lodged against a company. The ACCA is a non-profit that utilizes the knowledge of over 60,000 professionals and 4,000 businesses. Contractors that are a part of ACCA are serious about their profession and will gladly provide you with referrals.

One other option is requesting the help of your friends on social media. These recommendations are given by 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 recommendations 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. To achieve NATE-certification a technician has to pass specialized and real-world tests that were developed by a committee of the top industry experts.

Are they properly licensed and insured?

Almost every state requires licensure for HVAC contractors. This provides protection for consumers from companies that use less than qualified workers. A quick online search will show you whether your state requires a license or not. If you are living 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 locate a quality HVAC contractor is prior to a breakdown. If you get your system checked when it’s running properly and get your annual maintenance scheduled to keep it running properly.

Relationships built on trust and experience is important to us at Innovative Mechanical, LLC in Dallas and Atlanta surrounding areas. Our professionals would be happy to answer any questions you may have about home comfort. Give us a call at 770-726-7407 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.

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