Unfortunately there are lots of alleged heating and cooling professionals in the Austin area who claim to be pros, but their goal is actually to lighten your bank account. When it comes to hiring HVAC contractors for repairs, maintenance or installation, it’s important to do your homework! Today, letting your fingers do the walking through the Yellow Pages just isn’t enough. So how can you be sure the Central Texas heat & air company you choose is reputable and on the up & up? We have a few tips.
First and foremost, know that experience and reputation matter. Not all HVAC companies are created equal, and experience does make a difference along with ongoing training in the latest technologies. Just like a “shade tree” mechanic, you could end up spending a small fortune for repairs or a system that isn’t efficient for your needs. There are a few questions you should ask prior to hiring heating & air conditioning company.
- First, is the company licensed by the state?
- Ask how long the company has been in business; this will give you an indication of
- experience and skill.
- Are references from past customers available?
- How are your employees screened, and are those who install heating/cooling systems sub-contracted labor?
- Is the company EPA certified?
- Does the company carry insurance that protects your property and yourself against any potential liability claims should someone sustain an injury?
You can learn a lot about an Austin HVAC company by simply researching online. Take a look at client reviews, social media accounts, and check the website to ensure contact information and information about the company’s history is readily available. Can you easily find a telephone number, physical location and email address? Shady companies aren’t so willing to provide this info.
Friends, neighbors, family and co-workers or acquaintances are also good sources when it comes to learning more about various companies, their services, and whether they were satisfied with the quality of equipment, installation, guidance provided, etc. The more you know, the better decision you’ll make!
At Schneider Mechanical our top priority is providing customers in the Austin, TX area with outstanding service and energy-efficient equipment suitable for your unique needs. For all of your residential or commercial heating & cooling needs, trust us for unsurpassed quality, service and value.