How to Choose an HVAC Contractor in Denver Metro

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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 seek out a contractor that will listen to you and ensure they are meeting all your home comfort needs.

HVAC installation isn’t a project you want to attempt to DIY. You’ll need to find a contractor that is highly skilled in a number of areas. They will figure out your home’s load calculation, pull permits to ensure local codes are met, check piping and a whole slew 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 mediocre performance from your system.

The experts at True Heating & Cooling have put together some questions to ask to assist you on your journey 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 provide you with a list of recent customers that can verify the quality of their work. From there you can call and find out about their recent HVAC projects, if they are pleased with the results and if they would hire the company again in the future.

There are other sources you can look into like the ACCA (Air Conditioning Contractors of America) and the Better Business Bureau. Finding 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 employs the expertise 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 enlisting the help of your friends on social media. These recommendations are received from 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 endorsements from your neighbors, nextdoor.com is literally a a social network comprised only of your neighbors.

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. In order to become NATE-certified a technician has to pass specialized and real-world tests that were created by a committee of the top industry experts.

Are they properly licensed and insured?

Just about every state requires licensure for HVAC contractors. This helps protect consumers from companies that use unqualified workers. A simple online search will show you whether your state requires a license or not. If you reside 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 best time to find a quality HVAC contractor is before anything breaks down. If you get your system checked when it’s running properly and get your annual maintenance scheduled to keep it running properly.

Building a relationship based on trust and experience is important to us at True Heating & Cooling in Denver Metro. Our professionals will happily answer any questions you may have about home comfort. Give us a call at 720-900-1188 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.

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