Picking Your Heating and Cooling Contractor

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Finding the best professional for an HVAC job is important. Here are some recommendations that can help you hire the right company wherever you may be.

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Your heating and air conditioning system is likely one of the most important and expensive pieces of equipment you have in your home. That is why the process of choosing your heating and air conditioning contractor is such an importance one. With so many companies to choose from, especially here in Columbia, South Carolina, the decision can be a bit overwhelming and intimidating. Don’t worry, Air Necessities has put together our top four things to consider when deciding on your HVAC contractor.


References and Reviews

One of the best places to start looking for a HVAC contractor in your area is to start asking the people you trust. Your family, friends, and neighbors who live in the same greater area are great points of reference. Do they have a contractor that they highly recommend? Did they have a terrible experience with a contractor? Ask as many people as you can to begin to get a good idea of the contractors worth researching.

Online reviews are also a great place to start searching. Simply googling “heating and air conditioning contractors near me” will show you a bunch of potential companies to choose from. Be sure to read their reviews on Google, Facebook, Yelp, etc. to get a good understanding of the kind of company they are and the type of work they produce.

Licensing and Certifications

Every state has different requirements but in South Carolina, you must have a HVAC license to perform work in the state. It is extremely important to ask your prospective contractors about their licensing or their certifications. You want to make sure that you are choosing a reputable company who has the legal permission to perform HVAC services for your home and/or office building.

Payment Options and Promotions

Your heating and cooling equipment is easily one of the most expensive appliances in your home. At Air Necessities, we understand that not everyone has the money upfront to pay for their HVAC system. That is why we offer flexible financing options. If this is something that is important to you, make sure find a contractor that offer financing plans as well. On top of financing, offering special promotions is a great bonus. Look for contractors who are willing to offer coupons and special pricing.

Home Evaluations

If you are looking for a brand new HVAC installation, it’s important to look for contractors who perform home evaluations before quoting you anything. In order to properly install heating and cooling equipment, your whole home needs to be inspected. Things like your ductwork, square footage, spacing, size of the windows, etc. all play a role in what kind of equipment your home needs. If a contractor ever offers you a quote without inspecting your home, run!

If you’re in the Columbia, South Carolina area and are in need of a HVAC contractor you can trust in, call Air Necessities Heating and Cooling today! Our team is always ready to help provide optimal comfort for our customers.