Tips For Hiring an HVAC Contractor and the Importance of NATE-Certifications

Posted on: November 17, 2015

When looking for a heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) contractor to work in your home, it is important to do some research before hiring a contractor.

HVAC systems are complex and require in-depth knowledge that experienced professionals should have. But how do you know if your local HVAC contracting company has the knowledge and experience required to do quality work in your home?

Here are a few tips to make the process of hiring an HVAC Contractor as seamless as possible:

Research your own system to know what you have already installed. A general knowledge of what you have and how comfortable you are in your home will help guide your HVAC professional towards the services you need. Also, check into the license and insurance requirements for contractors in your state.

Ask your friends, family and co-workers for contractor referrals. You can also call local trade organizations for contact information of members in your area. Ask contractors for references and actually call them. Inquire about the installation or service that was provided and ask if the project was completed on time and within the agreed upon budget.

NATE Certification tests allow technicians to be certified in specific areas of HVAC knowledge and are designed to represent real working knowledge of HVAC systems. Ask the HVAC company if their technicians are NATE-Certified – We’re proud to say that all Action Air Technicians are NATE Certified – Having this certification will ensure that your HVAC service or installation will be handled by a skilled technician who has proven their knowledge by passing the specialized tests. Hiring NATE-Certified technicians is worth your peace of mind knowing the HVAC work will be done right the first time.

Compare written, itemized estimates and what is and isn’t included in each bid, including cost, energy efficiency and warranties. A low price might not be the best deal if the work isn’t completed by an adequately skilled technician or doesn’t include energy efficient systems. Sign a written proposal with your contractor before the work starts. It will protect you by identifying costs, model numbers, schedule and warranty information.

Action Air Conditioning, Heating & Solar has more than 75,000 HVAC system installations in their portfolio and is dedicated to providing NATE-Certified technicians that have the experience needed to provide solutions for all of your HVAC needs. Contact Action Air today for all your HVAC solutions!