When facing furnace repairs, whether big or small, it’s important to have a trusted ally to help you. Given your furnace’s importance to your Edmond home’s comfort, it makes sense to do your research on various heating repair companies before you make a final selection. Here’s a guide to help you choose the best heating repair company to perform your service needs.
Good Online Reviews
One of the first places to start when considering different heating repair companies is to check online reviews. When doing this, though, it’s important to be careful about how you do it. That’s because most HVAC companies will place positive reviews on their website to add legitimacy to their claims of offering superior customer satisfaction.
Therefore, beyond reading reviews on the company’s website, it’s a good idea for you to track down some reviews to see if there are any negative comments. An even better way to find out about a company is to call them and see if they’re willing to offer you some references you can call. If the company doesn’t have any references, it’s best to keep looking.
If you need to have some work done on your furnace, make sure the company will offer to come to your home and provide you with an estimate before completing any work. If they simply give an estimate over the phone, you might not want to work with them.
At Integrated HVAC, we believe in providing you with an in-home estimate for any repair or replacement work we may perform for you. This is because we want to ensure your estimate is as close to the final price as possible. Given the unique nature of many residential HVAC systems, especially those installed several years ago, an over-the-phone estimate just doesn’t cut it in most cases.
Price Isn’t Everything, But It Is Something
When choosing different companies, the company offering the lowest rock-bottom price is rarely going to be your best option. If the price offer seems too good to be true, it probably is. On the other hand, just because a company charges more than anyone else doesn’t mean they’ll do the best work either.
This is especially true for large companies with operations in multiple states. When it comes to these companies, you’re often paying as much for the name as you are for the actual services performed. If you have time, it’s worth the effort to obtain multiple estimates so you can get a better idea of which company genuinely offers the best value.
Verify Proper Licensing
To perform any type of HVAC work, a contractor must be licensed. Therefore, when you call a company, ask to make sure it’s properly licensed and has certified contractors. Then, when the contractor comes to your home, ask again to see their license so you can inspect it for yourself.
Depending on which city you live in, a contractor may need multiple licenses to legally perform HVAC repair work. Do your research beforehand so you know which licenses a contractor in your city should have to ensure you find a reputable contractor. At Integrated HVAC, we’ve taken the necessary steps to ensure our licenses are up to date.
Without a doubt, there are times during the year when HVAC companies are busier than usual. With that in mind, though, an HVAC company should have enough contractors on staff to be able to work you into the schedule within a reasonable amount of time. After all, especially when it comes to HVAC repairs and replacements, time is of the essence.
If an HVAC company can’t work you in after a few days at most, it’s unlikely they’re properly equipped to handle your home’s HVAC needs. Therefore, you’ll want to keep looking to find a company that’s experienced and equipped to fit you into its busy schedule.
A Contractor You Can Trust
Our contractors at Integrated HVAC will ensure you’re thrilled and satisfied with the service you receive. We offer a full range of home services including HVAC repair, maintenance, and installation, audio/visual automation, installation, and maintenance, and alarm installation services. Since our founding, our customers have appreciated our services enough to leave us five-star reviews to serve as evidence of our undying commitment to provide excellent service. If you’re in the process of choosing a heating repair company, we encourage you to give us a call at Integrated HVAC today.