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Get Choosy With Your HVAC Contractor

Choosing the right HVAC contractor may seem like a daunting process, and in order to find the best contractor for you, research is important. But where to start? There are a few important things to look for when beginning your search:

  • Ask for credentials. Is the contractor properly licensed? Do they have all the necessary permits? This is the first thing you should ask any contractor.
  • Check the reviews. Many companies will have a testimonials page on their website where you can read comments from past clients. But be sure to also check reviews online—Angie’s List, Google, and Yelp are all good sources.
  • Ask about maintenance plans. This will not only save you money, but it will ensure you get the best performance and longest life out of your HVAC equipment. Be sure to compare the list of benefits of signing up for a plan—does the contractor offer priority service for their members? Discounts on repairs and diagnostic charges? At Appel, we offer several Platinum Maintenance Plan options to fit your budget and your home’s needs.
  • Schedule an in-person estimate. A trustworthy contractor will want to schedule a time to come look at your system in order to understand what problems you may have and to give you the most accurate recommendations. Do not trust a contractor that gives an estimate over the phone without properly surveying your house. Most people don’t realize that, in order to arrive at the most accurate estimate, HVAC contractors need to take several physical measurements and calculations to properly size the equipment you’ll need. This includes the square footage of your house, ceiling heights, the number and size of your windows, etc. The contractor will also compile a list of the mechanical equipment in your home, such as fans and heating and air conditioning units. All of this information is compiled to arrive at the best solution and price for your home’s needs.

Are you ready to get started with your HVAC estimate? Contact us to request your appointment today!