5 Things to Look for in an HVAC Company

When you spend a lot of time at home, you want it to be as comfortable as possible. That’s why you shouldn’t trust just anyone to service your climate control systems.

When you’re shopping for a good HVAC company, there are five things you should look for to guarantee that they’ll be a good fit for your home.

1.   Experience

HVAC technicians should know the ins and outs of all of your systems. But there are some things that you can only learn from experience.

A long-standing reputation in the local community isn’t the only important thing, but it can show that a contractor knows what they’re doing. Cascade Mechanical has been serving Douglas County since 1989. When it comes to heating and cooling systems, we have seen it all.

2.   Licensure

You need to make sure that your contractor has the appropriate licensure in your state. A licensed professional should have at least five years of experience in order to qualify for a license.

Reputable contractors will be able to show you their licensing paperwork and proof of insurance. Proof of insurance is equally important because it protects you if there’s injury or accidental damage while a technician is on your property.

3.   Home Estimate

Any good HVAC company will require a home evaluation before they will give you an estimate for a repair. When the contractor is walking through your home, they can determine the proper solutions for your heating or cooling issue.

HVAC contractors need to consider many things before they give you a home estimate:

  • The square footage of your home
  • Number of windows
  • Duct systems for loose segments and leaks

After they do a home evaluation, a home contractor will often give you an itemized quote so you can compare cost estimates.

When a contractor gives you a quote without doing a home evaluation, their estimate may change when they actually come to do the work.

4.   Fair Pricing and Rebates

Although the best contractor may not be the cheapest, they should offer fair rates. Contractors sometimes offer rebates to offset HVAC costs.

To help customers to have the systems they need, the team at Cascade Mechanical offers financing options and various promotions throughout the year. We believe in providing affordable service for our customers.

5.   Referrals and References

Before you select an HVAC company, look up their ratings and testimonials from past customers. You can ask for references, read online reviews, or check the Better Business Bureau.

When you’re checking references, make sure that the scope of past work matches what you need. Even though HVAC companies should be flexible, this will give you a better idea of what to expect from their services.

If you’re looking for an experienced partner for HVAC in the Okanogan Valley, partner with Cascade Mechanical. Contact us today to learn more about what we can do for you.